I received an estimate on two bathrooms that I am planning on having redone.
The estimate includes total rip-out of the bathrooms walls and fixtures. No
changes to the design of the bathrooms will be done. New sheet rock, etc is
included, but not the cost of the fixtures or tile. The estimate for each
bathroom is $5100.00. Each bathroom is measures 5 x 8. I plan on getting two
more estimates after the holidays, but was just curious on opinions of whether
this is a fair estimate? Also, any suggestions or opinions on a particular
manufacturer for fixtures. I've had American Standard for close to 40 years in
these bathrooms. They are showing their age now, but they held up through 4
kids and 4 grandkids. I am looking for good grade fixtures, not high end or low
end, but middle of the road. Any suggestions? Any thoughts on Americast tubs?
This was suggested to me, but I am hesitant and think that I would prefer cast
iron. Thanks in advance.
Just went through two bathrooms. A complete remodel job, including
fixtures, even a new shower and putting down a new tile floor could get as
high as $10,000 ea.. Once you get started with a contractor and he pulls a
permit also be prepared for the possibility of having additional
(unexpected) work in order to bring things up to code.
As for as fixtures, I bought Kohler toilets and a Sterling (part of Kohler)
3-piece shower; very satisfied with both selections. Where I am, the code
for a shower stall now is a minimum of 900 sq. in. I have a 6x8 bathroom and
put in a neo-angle shower that results in a bit more room than average and
is much more attractive.
I just remodeled my own 5 x 8 bathroom. Upper-mid quality everything. New
tub, toilet, vanity, sink, mirror, faucets, lights, fan, and shower doors.
Ripped out the sheetrock, replaced same, ripped out the old tile, replaced
same. Also tiled the tub/shower.
The project was tough - in a 5x8 room, you've got to be very careful in
measuring, cutting, and in what you buy so everything fits the space
My rough estimate is that I have $2500 in the project, plus my time. $5100
doesn't seem so bad.
We just had our tiny little (not even enough room for a tub) bathroom
demo'd. Turns out all the plumbing for the third floor bathroom (pretty
much above it) also has to be replaced. Plus there were the leaks that
came through to the bedrooms & the leak to the the dining room
ceiling... but I digress.
It will cost us a minimum $1,000 for the sink, shower set, toilet &
medicine cabinet. Nice stuff, but not really high-end. That doesn't
include any carpentry, plumbing, tile or electric work (or materials). I
don't know if that helps you or not. You can go off to the local Big Box
or plumbing places to look at your fixture choices.
We have a pretty new Kohler low-flow toilet that seems to work just
fine. We like Moen faucets, etc. because they are a local company & have
great customer service. (I've been able to retrofit their faucets
myself!) We normally only look at stuff from well-known manufacturers
who've been around for a while.
I don't know where you're located, but $5,100 doesn't sound like a lot
for a bathroom remodel. I'd be more concerned about the contractors
doing the work, whether they'll do the work in a timely manner, do a
good job, etc. Of course, since we opened the walls, ceiling & floor &
found so much had gone so bad, I'd also want to make sure I had some
contingency money on hand. I have a feeling that any estimate is going
to be just that, but then, we live in a 1929 home with a lot of original
We're also going to have to buy more groceries now that the plumber is
going to be "living" with us for a while...
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