Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Bathroom Makeover project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Bathroom Makeover 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 Bathroom Makeover 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 Bathroom Makeover project will help you answer these questions. Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan.
The approximate costs and value of a typical Bathroom Makeover 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 description||Refinish cabinet doors, cabinet frames and moldings. Regrout and reglaze tile. Paint walls.Update plumbing and lighting fixtures. Use renovation grade materials and above average finishing detail.|
|Project size||75 square feet|
|Material and labor cost||$2,606 - $3,040|
|Material cost||$662 - $772|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Bathroom Makeover project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Bathroom Makeover 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 - ROI||Returns 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 Bathroom Makeover project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% - 91% of its initial cost.|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||Returns 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 Bathroom Makeover project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost|
|Green rating||Bathroom Makeover projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Bathroom Makeover. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Bathroom Makeover project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Bathroom Makeover project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Bathroom Makeover project? If so, it is important create and manage a detailed plan for all project activities.
|Task||Service Provider||Time||Difficulty||Basic Cost Range|
|Develop Project Budget||General Contractor||2 to 15 d||$158 - $265|
|Specify Materials||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$212 - $354|
|Develop Bathroom Ideas||Kitchen Designer||5 to 15 d||$317 - $529|
|Remove Bath Fixtures||Demolition Laborer||1 d||$9.82 - $16.40|
|Remove Lighting Fixtures||Lighting Contractor||1 d||$26.52 - $44.28|
|Repair Wall Damage||Drywall and Plaster Contractor||1 to 2 d||$169 - $287|
|Install Cabinet Handles||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$18.72 - $31.29|
|Install Trim Molding||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$4.22 - $7.33 per linear foot|
|Install Door Knob||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$90 - $157 per door|
|Install Towel Bar||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$45 - $79|
|Refinish Bathroom Cabinets||Painting Contractor||2 to 4 d||$8.99 - $15.20 per square foot|
|Paint Wall||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$1.22 - $2.08 per square foot|
|Paint Ceiling||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$1.38 - $2.35 per square foot|
|Regrout Tile||Tile Contractor||1 to 2 d||$16.64 - $27.83 per square foot|
|Install GFCI Outlet||Electrician||1 d||$197 - $338 per outlet|
|Replace Bathroom Fan||Electrician||1 to 2 d||$188 - $321|
|Replace Receptacle||Electrician||1 d||$67 - $114|
|Replace Electric Switch||Electrician||1 d||$63 - $109|
|Replace Switch Plates||Electrician||1 d||$17.02 - $28.62|
|Replace Bathroom Faucet||Plumber||1 d||$237 - $408|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Bathroom Makeover project plan.
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