Bathroom Remodeling Costs
Find Out How Much a Bathroom Remodel Costs in the Denver Metro Area
There are few things that can enhance the value of a home or make one’s lifestyle more enjoyable than remodeling a bathroom. Of course, such a decision can lead to some trepidation as the homeowner has to figure out a bathroom remodeling budget. The usual course of action is to solicit bids from a number of contractors, but how does one figure out the factors that go into computing the bathroom remodeling costs in order to determine what to expect from a reasonable bid? All About Bathrooms Inc. is an experienced custom bathroom remodeling company serving the Denver Metro area, including the cities of Aurora, Centennial, Lone Tree, Littleton, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Castle Pines, Cherry Hills. We can help you understand how costs associated with remodeling a bathroom are figured to allow you to make an informed decision.
The first part in understanding a bathroom remodeling budget is that a contractor will have a percentage dedicated to covering minor mistakes or mishaps that may occur. A pipe may be cut wrong or some tiles accidentally broken when dropped. Mistakes occur in any project because they’re just a fact of life. A good contractor will factor such costs into their estimate, which is normally done by adding an overage of 10 percent onto material costs.
Another consideration when computing bathroom remodeling costs are the back end incidentals. These are items that the average consumer does not think about but are definitely particulars that do require the expenditure of money. These incidentals include items such as legal services, secretaries, advertising, vehicle maintenance, insurance, licensing, office supplies, rent, utilities, and other fees that crop up for any business. These are costs that a business has to pay in order to stay open, but which the average customer gives little thought to.
The bulk of what is contained within a bathroom remodeling budget is the cost of labor and materials. Let’s begin with labor costs for doing a bathroom remodel. The average salary for a worker is around $25 an hour. For a typical job, this means that if you have three employees working 50 hours a week for two weeks on a bathroom, you’ll end up with 240 hours of normal pay (3 employees x 40 hours a week x 2 weeks) for $6,000, plus 60 hours of overtime (3 employees x 10 overtime hours per week x 2 weeks) at 1.5 times the normal wage, which adds an additional $2,250 to the total so far. That means the base pay comes out to $8,250. When you add in payroll taxes and worker’s compensation, the grand total for labor actually reaches around $9487 for the project.
Then there comes the customer’s material costs, which can be around $5000 for moderately priced materials. Of course, this total can change depending upon how upscale you want the bathroom remodeling project to be. Add to this the profit the company has to make and all of these costs discussed are why the average price for a mid-range bathroom remodeling budget is $18,000. Knowing the facts behind how estimates are created should enable you to choose a contractor wisely. If someone is offering to do the job for considerably less than the average, you should ask them specifically how they came to that number. At All About Bathrooms Inc., we are the general contractor on your project and happily provide our customers with the entire demo, re-construction, electrical, plumbing, drywall, tiling, painting, and other tasks that are necessary to complete your bathroom remodel project. The prices that we quote are inclusive of all labor and general construction material.
At All About Bathrooms Inc. we do not have a showroom (which cuts down on the incidental costs discussed above), but we do provide you with an extensive list of vendors that we have relationships with. If you choose to work with and purchase from a particular vendor, they pass on our contractor discount to you. We call these items your personal choice materials. Please visit our Recommended Products page to peruse our inventory of bathtubs, fans, faucets, lighting, sinks, and toilets. We have provided detailed information for each product to make the process of choosing materials less daunting. If you have any questions, you can always contact us for more information.
When setting up your bathroom remodeling budget, there is one final factor to keep in mind. It is common for a homeowner to spend from 5 to 10 percent of their home’s value on a bathroom remodeling project. If one owns a home valued at $200,000, then they should expect to spend from $10,000 to $20,000 to have a bathroom remodeled. Homes with a higher value tend to have higher costs associated with a bathroom remodeling project due to the bathrooms usually being larger and the fittings more luxurious. An example for this situation is a home valued at $1.5 million, which means that the homeowner could reasonably expect a cost of $75,000 to redo a bathroom. Homes under $100,000 should expect to pay $10,000 for remodeling. The overall point is that if one scrimps on doing a bathroom remodeling project right at the very beginning, the usual result is that costly repairs will be needed in the future.
To give you some real world examples of typical bathroom remodeling budgets, we have compiled an estimate for a mid-range bathroom remodel and another for an upscale remodel. Please keep in mind that each bathroom is unique. Therefore, we provide free in-home estimates to give you a firm price. We love to preview your bathroom through photos that you can attach to a contact form. From these photos, we can quote you initial costs over the phone to confirm that we are in the price range you have allocated for your bathroom remodel budget. If we are, we can then schedule an on-site visit that takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to discuss the specifics of your dream bathroom.
Update an existing bathroom that is 35 square feet or larger. This may include changing the current foot print of the bathroom by moving walls or doors; enlarging the shower; constructing a walk-in shower with trench drain; installing a free standing tub; heated floors; heated towel rack; installation of natural stone tile on floor, shower pan and shower walls; creating a focal wall in shower; installation of a custom shower niche; installation of upgraded shower valve and shower head; installation of custom cabinets including tower and crown molding; installation of new sinks, faucets, mirror, lights and painting; and installation of upgraded toilet and many other custom details.
Construction costs: Approximately $25,000 – $40,000
Personal Choice Material: Approximately $10,000 – $15,000
All About Bathrooms Inc. Mid-Range Bathroom Remodel Costs
Update an existing bathroom that is approximately 5’x7′. Replace all fixtures to include new drop-in bathtub, new bathtub surround ceramic or porcelain tile, installation of ceramic or porcelain tile in the shower with poured shower pan (tiled) or fiberglass pan, shower niche, new single lever temperature and pressure balanced shower control, standard toilet; ceramic or porcelain tile floor; installation of new vanity, sinks, faucets, mirrors, and lights; and painting.
* Mid-range bathroom remodels will give you the highest return on investment.
Construction costs: Approximately $18,000 – $25,000
Personal Choice Material: Approximately $5,000 – $8,000
All About Bathrooms Inc. is looking forward to meeting you and providing you with the highest quality service and craftsmanship. We are always available to answer your questions and provide you with guidance throughout the entire bathroom remodel process. Contact us today to start having your dream bathroom become a reality.