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Budget Bathroom Remodel

Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Budget Bathroom Remodeling project

February 2011

Homeowners have many important questions about their Budget Bathroom Remodeling Project. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What problem areas do I need to watch out for? Can I recover my Budget Bathroom Remodeling investment when I sell? Can I do some of the work myself? What can I do to make sure that the work is done right?

Costs, materials and best practices for the example Budget Bathroom Remodeling project will help you answer these questions. Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan.

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Budget Bathroom Remodeling - Project Overview

The approximate costs and value of a typical Budget Bathroom Remodeling project are summarized below. Use higher estimates for larger metropolitan areas and the lower estimates where home prices are below the national average. Adjust costs for substitutions or refinements in the last section. For size differences of up to 25%, scale total costs in direct proportion to the size of your project. Use the adjusted costs as a basis for setting a material budget and for comparing contractor bids (if you choose to have a professional perform the work).

Project descriptionReplace bathtub, cabinet, sink and fixtures. Update countertop and flooring. Paint walls. Update lighting and electrical. Use above average quality materials and finishing detail.
Project size55 square feet
Material and labor cost$3,821 - $4,457
Material cost$2,484 - $2,898
Do-it-yourself assessmentThe typical Budget Bathroom Remodeling project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Budget Bathroom Remodeling requires considerable experience, skill and attention to detail. Do it yourself mistakes are noticeable, may be difficulty to remedy and may actually reduce the market value of the project and your home.
First year Return on Investment - ROIReturns vary widely and are affected by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Budget Bathroom Remodeling project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% - 91% of its initial cost.
Long term Return on Investment - ROIReturns will be impacted by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Budget Bathroom Remodeling project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost
Green ratingBudget Bathroom Remodeling projects can employ renewable resources and environmentally friendly construction materials. Efficient lighting, HVAC, insulation and appliance choices can significantly reduce the energy footprint of your home.

Budget Bathroom Remodeling - Proven Ideas and Project Tips

Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Budget Bathroom Remodeling project plan.

Budget Bathroom Remodeling - Project Plan and Details

The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Budget Bathroom Remodeling. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Budget Bathroom Remodeling project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Budget Bathroom Remodeling project cost and quality.

TaskService ProviderDurationDo-it-yourself difficultyTarget cost
Develop Project BudgetGeneral Contractor2 to 15 dLevel 2 - Challenging$140 - $234
Specify MaterialsInterior Designer2 to 15 dLevel 2 - Challenging$190 - $317
Specify FinishesInterior Designer1 to 2 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$190 - $317
Remove Bathroom TileDemolition Laborer1 dLevel 1 - Basic$1.25 - $2.09 per square foot
Remove BathtubDemolition Laborer1 dLevel 1 - Basic$18.75 - $31.31
Install Modular Bath Tub And SurroundPlumber2 to 5 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$565 - $1,020
Install Bathtub FaucetPlumber1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$255 - $453
Install GFCI OutletElectrician1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$65 - $114 per outlet
Install Ceiling LightingElectrician1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$93 - $168
Install Bathroom CabinetFinish Carpenter1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$345 - $626 per linear foot
Paint WallPainting Contractor1 to 3 dLevel 2 - Challenging$0.55 - $0.95 per square foot
Install Bathroom VanityFinish Carpenter1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$345 - $626
Install Formica CountertopsFinish Carpenter1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$13.45 - $23.62 per square foot
Install Bathroom SinkPlumber1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$230 - $407
Install FaucetPlumber1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$220 - $394
Install Sink Drain PipePlumber1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$90 - $154
Install Bathroom FanElectrician1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$307 - $524
Replace Switch PlatesElectrician1 dLevel 1 - Basic$15.50 - $26.79


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