We currently have a small area with a toilet and a shower/tub. It
shares a common wall with an adjoining bedroom.
Our plan is to remove the toilet and shower tub. Blow out that wall
to give us access to the bedroom and essentially make the old area an
entry into the new bathroom.
In that bedroom (12 X 10), we plan on putting in a soaking tub, walkin
shower with no door and a walkin closet. The existing toilet will be
moved into the room. For the soaking tub, we plan on popping out a 8
foot section of the outside wall to accommodate the tub and give us a
little more room to work with. That's going to have it's own little
roof as well.
Our blueprints call for a small extension of our foundation to allow
for the tub. That's a problem because it requires us to move an
existing water feature, sprinkler lines and sprinkler wiring.
One of the contractors that looked at the plans said he didn't see the
need for a foundation because the center of the tub sits on top of the
existing foundation. He said he would see if he could just extend the
floor joists instead.
Along with the added bathroom we will be sectioning off an existing
grand room to make an 8 X 8 den area with french doors for access. We
understand that a light switch has to be moved and a plug put in for
each of the new walls. But, that's about it for that part of the
The first contractor said it would cost about $25,000 on the high end
for both rooms depending on what tile, fixtures, etc. we selected for
the bathroom additions.
I think that sounds about right. I can't see the 8 X 8 room costing
more than $5,000 on the high end. But, I can see the bathroom
extension costing anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000. That's a
So, am I in the ballpark or do I need therapy?