You have heard in the news and seen articles online …
A bathroom remodel is one of the top ranked remodeling projects that you can have done to your home.
If you are considering putting your home for sale on the market, you surely want to get a fair market value and attract buyers. A bathroom (and/or kitchen) is typically the ultimate deciding factor that can push a prospective buyer into the “I’ll take it!” conversation or just the opposite and send them running to the next house. You want to be sure that your master bathroom lives up to its full potential and a remodel is just want you need to make that happen.
In most circumstances, homeowners like you do not have a true desire to move. A new neighborhood, all of the packing and unpacking, having to get all new window treatments and landscaping will begin to add up, the risk of losing the spacious bedrooms or walk-in closets that you have come to appreciate, all very good reasons not to move into a new home. The solution is easy! Remodel. Incorporating a few Universal Design practices into a bathroom remodel would provide you the flexibility and durability that you need to continue to grow and remain in your current home.
“What does a bathroom remodel cost? Can I afford it?”
Home remodeling projects, bathrooms in particular, can incorporate various components that have the ability to sway the overall cost involved quite drastically making it difficult for you to budget. In general terms, a typical bathroom remodel will cost anywhere from 6%-15% of the value of your home depending on the level of work needed. During the initial planning and consult stage that our professional design team will go over with you, we’ll explore what that level of remodeling is. There are basically 3 levels which we will explain below for approximation and budgeting purposes only.
Budgetary Cost: $10,000 – $15,000
Maintaining the existing bathroom layout without any plumbing relocation, utilizing the existing flooring, taking into account minimal electrical changes and/or updating the GFI. This level is generally for homes that were built up to current building codes and are within 10 or so years old.
Budgetary Cost: $15,000 – $35,000
Involves slight modifications to the layout of the space, including relocating the sink(s) and vanity, along with minor updates to meet current building code regulations. New flooring is included. Additional lighting and minor electrical to be performed. This level is generally for homes in the 10-30 year old range.
Budgetary Cost: $35,000 – $50,000+
This level is classified as a major overhaul of the space, including more elaborate modifications such as changing the layout of the room, moving walls to open up or expand the space. Includes new fixtures, toilet, plumbing, electrical, lighting and flooring. This level is generally for homes over 30 years old that were not built up to current building codes.
True project costs will vary with each job and are dependent on the scope of work and labor costs associated. Bearing in mind that these are very rough ballpark numbers, you certainly can use them as a rule of thumb.
The benefit of working with a bathroom design expert like Todd Whittaker Drywall Inc. (TWD) is that we will dig deeper into your project upon entering into a design retainer (see TWD Blog for other informative articles regarding the purpose and benefits of having a design retainer in place.) and detail out your final contract amount with the exact material choices for the entire project. No general material allowances. Rest assure that you will know the exact fixtures, flooring specifics, countertop slab, and every other finite detail that will go into making your bathroom the luxury dream you have imagined, along with a fixed contract price!
Ready to schedule your design consultation for your bathroom remodel? Request your appointment today by calling (623) 544-1211 or visit our homepage to experience the TWD Difference!