Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Bathroom Remodeling project
Homeowners have many important questions about their 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 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 Bathroom Remodeling 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 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 description||Replace bathtub, cabinet, sink and fixtures. Add granite countertop. Install new tile surround and floor. Paint walls. Refinish bathtub and sink. Update lighting and electrical. Use above average quality materials and finishing detail.|
|Project size||75 square feet|
|Material and labor cost||$14,711 - $17,162|
|Material cost||$8,325 - $9,713|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Bathroom Remodeling project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality 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 - 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 Remodeling 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 Remodeling project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost|
|Green rating||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.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Bathroom Remodeling. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the 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 Bathroom Remodeling project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Bathroom Remodeling 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||$162 - $270|
|Specify Materials||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$216 - $361|
|Specify Finishes||Interior Designer||1 to 2 d||$649 - $1,084|
|Remove Bathroom Tile||Demolition Laborer||1 d||$1.12 - $1.87 per square foot|
|Remove Bathtub||Demolition Laborer||1 d||$34 - $58|
|Install Bathtub Faucet||Plumber||1 d||$420 - $730|
|Install GFCI Outlet||Electrician||1 d||$200 - $344 per outlet|
|Install Molding||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$3.67 - $6.31 per linear foot|
|Install Recessed Lighting||Electrician||1 to 3 d||$181 - $311|
|Install Bathroom Cabinet||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$268 - $479|
|Paint Wall||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$1.23 - $2.11 per square foot|
|Paint Molding||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$1.50 - $2.54 per linear foot|
|Install Granite Countertops||Installer||5 d||$56 - $103 per square foot|
|Install Mortar Bed||Tile Contractor||1 d||$6.17 - $10.54 per square foot|
|Install Tile Floor||Tile Contractor||1 d||$11.41 - $19.47 per square foot|
|Install Wall Tile||Tile Contractor||1 d||$12.91 - $21.95 per square foot|
|Install Shower Enclosures||Handyman||1 d||$488 - $889|
|Install Bathroom Fan||Electrician||1 to 2 d||$442 - $751|
|Install Bathtub||Plumber||2 to 5 d||$872 - $1,540|
|Replace Switch Plates||Electrician||1 d||$17.36 - $29.19|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Bathroom Remodeling project plan.
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