How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

October 28, 2014

When you’re thinking about making changes to your home, one of the biggest factors to consider is how much it will cost. As a homeowner, you’re making an investment when you choose to undergo a remodeling project. It’s important to know how much you’re willing to spend, whether you have any flexibility with your budget, as well as how the changes you make will benefit the value of your home. When it comes to bathroom remodeling, you can go in different directions. You can remodel a master or guest bathroom, or you can fix up your powder room. You can also opt to do a bathroom addition or remodel your existing room. You can also opt for midrange or upscale designs. Here’s the breakdown of what each option will cost: 

Midrange Bathroom Addition

Add a full 6-by-8-foot bathroom over a crawlspace with poured concrete walls. Include cultured-marble vanity top with molded sink; standard chrome faucets; 30-by-60-inch white fiberglass tub/shower with ceramic tile surround; single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced faucet; white low-profile toilet; general and spot lighting; electrical wiring to code; mirrored medicine cabinet; linen storage closet or cabinet; vinyl wallpaper; painted trim; and ceramic tile floor. 

Average Cost: $38,186

Resale Value: $22,940

Midrange Bathroom Remodel

Update an existing 5-by-7-foot bathroom. Replace all fixtures to include 30-by-60- inch porcelain-on-steel tub with 4-by-4-inch ceramic tile surround; new single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced shower control; standard white toilet; solid-surface vanity counter with integral sink; recessed medicine cabinet with light; ceramic tile floor; vinyl wallpaper. 

Average Cost: $16,128

Resale Value: $11,688

Upscale Bathroom Addition

Add a new 100-square-foot master bathroom to existing master bedroom over a crawlspace. Include 42-by-42-inch neo-angle shower with ceramic tile walls with accent strip, recessed shower caddy, body-spray fixtures, and frameless glass enclosure. Include a customized whirlpool tub; stone countertop with two sinks; two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting; a compartmentalized commode area with one-piece toilet; and a humidistat-controlled exhaust fan. Use all color fixtures. Use larger matching ceramic tiles on the floor, laid on the diagonal with ceramic tile base molding. Add general and spot lighting including waterproof shower fixture. Cabinetry shall include a custom drawer base and wall cabinets for a built-in look. Extend HVAC system, and include electric in-floor heating and heated towel bars. 

Average Cost: $72,538

Resale Value: $43,936

Upscale Bathroom Remodel

Expand an existing 35-square-foot bathroom to 100 square feet within existing house footprint. Relocate all fixtures. Include 42-by- 42-inch neo-angle shower with ceramic tile walls with accent strip, recessed shower caddy, body-spray fixtures, and frameless glass enclosure. Include a customized whirlpool tub; stone countertop with two sinks; two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting; a compartmentalized commode area with one-piece toilet; and a humidistat- controlled exhaust fan. Use all color fixtures. Use larger matching ceramic tiles on the floor, laid on the diagonal with ceramic tile base molding. Add general and spot lighting including waterproof shower fixture. Cabinetry shall include a custom drawer base and wall cabinets for a built-in look. Extend HVAC system, and include electric in-floor heating and heated towel bars. 

Average Cost: $51,374

Resale Value:  $32,660

*Costs based on 2014 Cost vs. Value 2014 National Averages 

If you live in the Northern Virginia area and you’re interested in a free estimate, or would like to know how Lensis Builders, Inc. can make your home even better, give us a call at 703-367-8999 or fill out a short contact form by clicking here. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next project, visit our Pinterest page!

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