Help! Hall bath remodel quote makes me faint...
Hello. This is my first post here but I have been reading for a while now. We recently bought a house and are doing many projects. One we were hoping to start soon is a remodel of the hall bathroom my three daughters share. It is a long and narrow bath with typical shower/tub, toilet, and 8' double vanity. The plan was to replace all the tile (tub walls and ceiling and floor), replace all fixtures in place, replace vanity and counter, and have soffit removed above the vanity. We also are considering adding 3x6 feet of space for linen closet and vanity which would be coming from a closet on the other side of the wall. The wall is not load bearing. We have been working with a GC for other things in the house but this was the largest project so far. The price they want for the whole project is $37,200. This includes a fixture and tile allowance of $9500, tile labor, plumber, electrician allowance of $7452. The balance, or $20,200 is all going to the GC for their carpentry work, labor, materials (drywall, wood and tape?), 25% markup on labor and materials, $750 for a dumpster, cleanup, etc. If we take out the alcove space, so it is a renovation in place they said it would be $27,000. The allowance for tile was $7/sq ft but installation was $18/sq ft plus 25% markup on both those figures. . . Am I crazy or is this insane?
We were thinking it would be $15-$20K for an in place renovation figuring mid level fixtures and porcelain tile. Up to $25K if we did the closet addition. The room is 7x11 sq ft. I am so frustrated right now. We were planning on doing a lot of work with these guys - total master bed and bath renovation, adding a staircase etc. I was told when interviewing them that a master bath in the range of $50K would get us everything we wanted in a 10x11 ft space including moving and adding plumbing fixtures. How can that possibly be true if this is $37K?? We are in a high cost area of NJ, so I expect some price inflation but this seems like we are being taken for a ride.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.