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By Lee Wallender, About.com Guide
Giving ballpark estimates for home remodeling jobs is a slippery task. Without drilling down for various factors–bathroom condition, locality, timeframe, and more–bathroom renovation estimates can vary considerably. Even if you were to nail down these flexible factors, three contractors would give you three different estimates.
But your wish is understandable. You just want to know if this is do-able. You want to know if you should even entertain the very idea of bathroom remodeling. So, combining personal experience with conversations with other homeowners–and infusing it all with hard data from Remodeling Online’s classic annual Cost vs. Value report–I will give you that ballpark idea of what kinds of costs to expect for bathroom remodeling in the 2007-2008 year.
National Average for Bathroom Remodeling
This estimate is based on a 35-40 square foot bathroom. All fixtures and other items quoted are basic and functional. The remodeling contractor would do the following:
- Install a standard porcelain toilet.
- Lay down moisture-resistant vinyl wallpaper or paint with latex paint.
- Install a dip-coat 60″ long porcelain/steel tub and shower combination.
- Install ceramic tile surround, around tub, with basic four-inch square tile.
- Install a solid-surface counter with integrated sink.
- Install single-lever shower control.
- Install lighted combination mirror/medicine cabinet.
- Lay down ceramic tile floor.