WHY IS REMODELING A BATHROOM SO COSTLY?
The current averages for remodeling a bathroom range from 25k for a straightforward project to 65k+ for a larger more invasive renovation. A large portion of the cost is allocated to trade work which includes tiling, plumbing, water protection, etc., Bathrooms are not a place you want to cut corners as you will end up just having to redo it again! Finish material and fixtures are a place to really take a long hard look at to ensure you’re not exceeding your budget.
Updating your bathroom will improve your daily life while increasing the value of your home. Research all the potential improvements and determine which one is best for you.
WILL A BATHROOM REMODEL INCREASE HOME VALUE?
The bathroom is one of the most important areas of a home, so it makes sense that improving the space would provide a high return on investment—with many Portland homeowners getting 80% or more back in increased resale value. To maximize your investment, work with a trusted contractor that can help you choose the right fixtures and features for getting the most out of your budget while still receiving high-impact updates to add to the value of your home.
HOW MUCH LIGHTING WILL I NEED?
If you’ve ever lived in a home with poorly lit bathrooms, you understand how important lighting is. A single ceiling fixture is not enough. You’ll want enough lighting that allows you to shave, apply makeup, and shower. Consider vanity lighting and a secondary source for your shower area.
WHAT TYPE OF TILE SHOULD I USE FOR MY BATHROOM FLOOR AND SHOWER?
Your choice depends on personal preference. There are numerous materials and styles that will suit your needs. Selecting the best one requires you to identify what’s most important. Does the room receive a lot of light? How much foot traffic will the bathroom receive?
Answering these questions will help you decide. Note that glass tile is great for walls and backsplashes, while ceramic tile is cheaper and a better solution for damper areas of the house. If money is no object, porcelain is one of the best looking tiles. Finally, stone tile is the best option if you want a classic luxurious spa appearance.
HOW DO I GET RID OF MOLD IN THE BATHROOM?
Damp, warm areas are breeding grounds for mold, and it needs to be handled safely when removal is necessary. Using a professional mold company is important for remediation of existing mold growth but installing antimicrobial features in your bathroom can also help to prevent it from occurring. There are several products (acrylic) that allows for tubs, showers, and surrounds to naturally repel mold and mildew growth.
AVERAGE COSTS FOR BATHROOM REMODEL:
*MIDRANGE: 20k | UPSCALE: 64K
(In general, we see bathroom remodels between 25k & 50k depending on size and scope.)
*ALL ESTIMATIONS ARE COURTESY OF COST VS VALUES 2018 REPORT