What should a bathroom renovation cost?

The cost will vary by scope. Upgrading lighting fixtures and replacing a rusty and corroded bathroom fan can brighten up the look of any bathroom. Consider what details will best serve you and your bathroom before worrying about bathroom remodeling costs. The table below shows the average prices in each city for a basic 35 square foot bathroom remodel to a high-end 120 square foot master bathroom.

A bathroom designer increases the chances that your ideal bathroom will become a reality and makes the process easier. Overall, two of the most expensive parts of bathroom remodeling are moving a waste line and replacing a vanity, says Douglas Huebner, CEO of home design and renovation company The Habitatilist and one of New Jersey's top real estate agents serving the Maplewood, Montclair and South areas Orange. It is usually a full bathroom (sink, toilet, shower and bathtub) or a three-room bathroom (sink, toilet and standing shower, but no bathtub). Bathroom renovations fix or replace current amenities, while remodeling involves adding or upgrading fixtures, showers, tubs, tiles, and possibly designing a new design.

Renovated bathrooms are among the top five projects that attract buyers and are likely to add value to a home for sale, according to the most recent Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of Realtors. Mid-range bathroom renovations include fixtures, showers, flooring, lighting, cabinets, wall tiling, paint, mirrors, and more. A renovated bathroom or bathrooms tend to be one of the key features that add value to your home, and the average homeowner recovers about two-thirds of the cost of remodeling on resale. Before you rip off that old tile, be prepared to spend at least two months planning, building and finishing your bathroom renovations.

If a complete bathroom remodel by a professional is out of budget, you can always opt for a homemade bathroom renovation. Labor costs play a big part in the price of any renovation project, but bathroom remodels feature a particularly large cast of contracting characters. Experienced renovators tend to look for an experienced general contractor; there are those who specialize in kitchens and bathrooms, while perhaps they get design advice from space planners on staff at retail showrooms where they know they want to buy; Ikea, for example, offers a service called Bathroom planner. The highly skilled work of installing water-resistant drywall and tile so that bathroom water stays where it belongs, while in the narrow confines of the smallest room in the house, makes remodeling a bathroom a job in which it is a good idea to ask for help.

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