Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Shower Remodeling project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Shower 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 Shower 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 Shower 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 Shower 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||Remodel bathroom shower. Options include removal, refinishing or replacement of existing surfaces, modernization or replacement of doors, and fixtures.|
|Project size||shower unit|
|Material and labor cost||$3,735 - $4,358|
|Material cost||$2,309 - $2,693|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Shower Remodeling project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Shower 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||Results vary widely and can be affected by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Shower Remodeling project in an appropriate neighborhood can return 93% or more of its initial cost.|
|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 Shower Remodeling project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% - 91% of its initial cost.|
|Green rating||Shower Remodeling projects commonly employ renewable resources and environmentally friendly materials. It is often the case that existing components and materials can be recycled or reused in the Shower Remodeling project.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Shower Remodeling. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Shower 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 Shower Remodeling project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Shower 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|
|Create Design Concept||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$636 - $1,063|
|Specify Materials||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$212 - $354|
|Remove Bathtub Faucet||Plumbing Contractor||1 d||$133 - $221|
|Remove Tile||Demolition Laborer||1 d||$0.84 - $1.40 per square foot|
|Repair Dry Rot||Carpenter||1 to 4 d||$326 - $557|
|Repair Floor Structure||Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$47 - $83 per square foot|
|Repair Shower Valve||Plumber||1 d||$110 - $189|
|Install Shower Base||Plumber||1 to 2 d||$459 - $805|
|Hang Drywall||Drywall and Plaster Contractor||1 to 2 d||$1.17 - $2.03 per square foot|
|Install Grab Bars||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$153 - $259|
|Install Shower Basin||Plumber||1 to 2 d||$457 - $803|
|Install Mortar Bed||Tile Contractor||1 d||$6.07 - $10.38 per square foot|
|Install Wall Tile||Tile Contractor||1 d||$12.71 - $21.63 per square foot|
|Install Tile Floor||Tile Contractor||1 d||$11.26 - $19.24 per square foot|
|Install Shower Door||Glazing Contractor||1 to 2 d||$333 - $598|
|Install Shower Enclosures||Handyman||1 d||$491 - $895|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Shower Remodeling project plan.
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