How much did your Bathroom Remodel Cost? Survey??
I created a spreadsheet yesterday of our expenses so far for this nearly 100% DIY Master Bath redo. We gutted everything, and every single thing (window was replaced 5 years ago- we never did put the trim on,, it's all painted and ready to go, but that's how long we've been planning this), is being replaced and moved. Each fixture, all the wiring, replacing Aluminum with copper, and adding a fan, lights, towel warmer, etc. So basically other than the sheathing for the outside walls (replacing insulation, adding a vapour barrier), and the 2 X 4's it's like a new build. We even replaced the roof a year ago...
I'm glad (sort of), that I added it all up, but when I included an estimate for what remains, I can't believe the total cost. DH had predicted the exact amount, and I had assured him, no, we won't be spending that much more...
I think it may be useful for other GW's to know exactly how much a bathroom reno costs.
So, I don't mean to pry, but when I did a search, I really couldn't find too much info on the cost of BR renovations here on GW, not like there is on the kitchens forum. I did find a post from 2010, where a bathroom remodel specialist responded with what he charges per sq ft in the Vancouver, B.C. area (which, coincidentally is where I am located), it was $500-$800 per sq ft. Another post gave a link to a remodel cost estimate web site, which I went to, and according to them, I 'should' be spending about $7800 and it will increase the value of my home by $400. This estimate was for a DIY! Well, I have to tell you I was disheartened, as I thought we were doing extremely well, doing it all ourselves, but my costs will be more than $7800, and though we're not doing it for resale, we're doing it for ourselves, it had better add more than $400 value to the house!
So, anyways, I figure it's not too personal if we limit the amount to $$ per sq ft. I like the parameters given by the renovation estimate site. Could you respond to these five?
1. How much of the reno will/did you do yourself?
2. What level of quality is the finished work?
3. What size of Bathroom
Small (0-50sq ft)
Medium (50-100 sq ft)
Large (over 100 sq ft)
4. What will be/was the cost per sq ft?
5. General geographic location and city, suburban or rural? (kirkhall asked that this be added..good point)
I live in the PNW, suburb of Vancouver, B.C. (high costing real estate) I am doing almost all the renos with custom finishes in a small bathroom and my estimate comes up at ~$204 per sq ft. (that's NOT including cost of window! LOL)
This post was edited by raehelen on Tue, Apr 16, 13 at 19:12