Pls help...home major alterations...2 bathrooms to be added.
My sister is planning on adding 2 bathrooms to her home in the SF Bay
Basic bathrooms- similar to what you would find in a track home.
1. This one will have a bathtub and sliding door, toilet and 2 wash
basins. Will require medium upgrade bathroom tiles, and on counter and
2. This one will have a shower stall ( instead of bathtub) and will
have 1 wash basin ( instead of 2 ) and toilet.
Can anyone pls give us an "estimate" of how much this would cost ? and
generally how long it would take to get it done.
Anything to look out for ?
Any pointers, suggestions ?
Thanks in advance for all your help.
Unfortunately, your question is kinda' like asking "how much does a car
One way to get a rough estimate is to go to the store and pick out all the
fixtures, tiles, etc (you are going to have to do that anyway), add it all
up and multiply by 3. Or maybe 4 since San Francisco is a high cost area.
A more detailed method would be to get a copy of "National Construction
Estimator" or "National Repair and Remodeling Estimator" and work out the
prices for each part of the job.
I had Bath Fitters come over once and got a quote of $4,400 to replace one
bathtub. Said it would take 1 or 1.5 days.
The current issue of Remodeling magazine says the "average" bathroom remodel
I would suggest about $10,000 each where I live, probably double
or more in SF. How big a place is this that you are adding two?
Fancy fixtures, marble, granite, designer tile, showcase lighting
all add up quick. The only room in the house that costs more is a
Will they be living in it while the work is going on?
How available is it for parking, storage, and delivery?
build a room? any load bearing issues?
one story, multiple, basement?
Wood frame and floors/ slab on grade?
Where is water coming from?
Where is the waste going to?
How do you vent it?
Wonderboard, plaster, orgreen rock?
Doors, trim, cabinet(s) - stain grade? Matching existing of what
Sufficient electric in existing panel
Codes and permits?
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