Happy Tuesday Everyone! I took a little break yesterday and enjoyed a visit from my parents! It’s not often they come up this way so I wanted to enjoy every minute, which I did. Today I thought I’d share the cost breakdown for our master bathroom remodeling project.
Needless to say any renovation is going to cost money. Usually much more than you think! According to Zillow an upscale bathroom remodel costs around $59,536 and the added value to your home is $26,520. Of course you can save a ton of money by doing some or all of it yourself. We tried, but at one point during the renovation we got so tired of it we had a contractor come and give us a quote on finishing the job for us. Even though we had done ALL of the demolition, he still wanted nearly $16,000 to complete the bathroom and that did not include the cost of the tile, glass enclosure or countertops! We said “no thanks” and plugged along.
The largest chunk of the budget was spent on the Carrera Tile and its installation. We decided to go with the real marble instead of ceramic tile. The tile itself was around $4,000 and the installation was about the same amount. ($4,488.00) Due to the size and scale of the bathroom we hired professionals. We bought the tile at Floor & Decor in Levittown, PA and they have a team of professional installers we used for all of the tile work. They did a great job and we would recommend them!
We ordered the claw foot tub online from Vintagetub.com. It was a package deal for the tub and the faucet starting at $989 plus free shipping. This one is called Randolph Morris 62 inch Acrylic Slipper Clawfoot Tub Package. It included predrilled holes and the vintage looking faucet. The turnoff valve was a little extra. It is made of acrylic, therefore not as heavy as cast iron but gives a similar look.
The sinks are by Kohler and were $79 each at Home Depot. The faucets are by Moen and were around $100 each.
The new countertops are by Silestone and are white quartz. We ordered them through Home Depot. They were $2,183 which included installation of the countertop and sinks and my husband installed the faucet fixtures. I painted the original cabinets in a white semi-gloss to match the rest of the trim. The new hardware is by Restoration Hardware and was about $70.
The chandelier is one of my favorite things in the bathroom and probably the cheapest! I found it at a consignment store for $50. I spray painted it and replaced the original brown crystals with clear ones. This was about the time I decided to go with all polished chrome….
The new comfort height toilet is by Kohler and was $348.00 My husband installed it himself. It looks great and we love it!
The glass shower enclosure was pricey. It was $2,785.00 which included installation and hardware. We used Bucks County Glass for this and we were really pleased with them. We love the seamless glass and the shiny new polished chrome hardware. Using a squeegee to clean the glass after each use cuts down on hard water stains.
The surface mount medicine cabinets are by Allen & Roth from Lowe’s. They were $138 each. Although I am NOT a fan of medicine cabinets at all (unless they are vintage) they are a necessary evil to conceal toiletries and other needed bathroom amenities. But, at least these are MUCH smaller than the ones before. And more attractive I think. The sconces came from the Restoration Hardware outlet at King of Prussia. They were about 1/3 of the cost of the ones in the catalog so a good deal. A tiny bit modern for my taste, but they were on sale, AND polished chrome. I think they were around $60 each.
This Venetian Mirror came from Wayfair. It was on sale for around $200. They shipped it in a huge wooden crate and box and luckily this one arrived in perfect shape. I love the way the feminine shape is a nice contrast to all of the square shapes of the mirrors, tile and sconces. If you have ever shopped around for Venetian Mirrors, this is a great price!
We figure the entire renovation cost around $20,000 and this is a rough estimate of our costs. There are lots of hidden costs that I didn’t calculate or record such as the materials for the picture frame molding and chair rail. I also didn’t include the cost of the paint or having the bathroom painted twice. 🙁 Or the handyman I hired to install the recessed medicine cabinets that I bought from Restoration Hardware only to discover we couldn’t have that type of recessed cabinets because of the location of the water line and electrical wiring behind the wall. (I ended up selling the RH hardware cabinets on Craigslist at a $200 loss.)
Needless to say this renovation was expensive despite the fact we did much of the work ourselves. By spending around $20K we figure we are already ahead of the game in terms of added value versus cost. (If Zillow’s calculations are correct.) Hopefully the bathroom renovation and a few other things we’ve done lately will help increase the appeal of our home when we go to sell. Fingers crossed!
Have you tackled a bathroom renovation? Tell me about it if you have! I’d love to compare notes. Thanks for stopping by! xoxo Dell