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Bathroom Remodeling Guide

Bathroom remodeling is one of the most popular home remodeling projects performed today. Whether you’re are looking to expand or update an existing bathroom to accommodate your family's needs, or are looking to resell your home, bathroom remodeling is a great way to increase your home's overall market value. But what kind of a budget should you set aside for your bathroom remodeling project? What are the cost averages for a bathroom remodel? What individual contracting services are factored into that cost?

Bathroom Remodeling Costs

According to Remodeling Magazine's 2014 Cost vs. Value Report, the national average cost for a “midrange” bathroom remodel is $16,128. The national average cost for a high-end bathroom remodel is $51,374. There are many factors that will affect the cost of your bathroom remodel. Generally, the biggest cost factors will be:

Breaking Down Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Size: The size, or square footage, of your bathroom affects the total amount of labor and materials required to finish the project; so, in turn, it affects your total bathroom remodeling cost. The square footage of your bathroom will make more of a cost difference if your project will include new tile flooring and tile shower stalls, repainting and/or new wallpaper.

Scale: The overall scale of your bathroom remodeling project is determined by the amount of individual tasks or smaller projects that will make up your completed bathroom remodel. For instance, are you simply installing a new toilet and updating the lighting fixtures? Or are you gutting the entire bathroom, installing a customized whirlpool tub with an adjacent recessed shower stall, in addition to building a new granite commode with dual sinks? Are you replacing plumbing fixtures, or completely relocating plumbing fixtures and overhauling the entire bathroom design scheme? Every project decision factors into the total bathroom remodeling cost. Many remodeling contractors will refer to minimal projects as "small" or "midrange," and refer to more complex bathroom jobs as “high-end" projects.

Materials: While the size, scale and scope of the project has a great affect on total cost of a bathroom remodeling project, so does the choice of materials and fixtures. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to the style, fixtures and design elements of your bathroom remodel. Added complexity and use of luxury features will naturally increase the cost of your bathroom remodel. For instance, installing ceramic tile flooring in your bathroom will cost more than installing vinyl flooring. Likewise, installing oil-rubbed bronze sink basins will be more costly than choosing glass sink basins. By working with an experienced bathroom remodeling contractor you can get expert advice and suggestions on the latest materials and bathroom trends—not to mention you can find out what materials will best meet your cost standards as well as your taste standards!

If you’re considering undertaking a bathroom remodel, it's recommended that you speak with a reputable, professional remodeling contractor in your area. This way, you will have a realistic idea of what you can expect to spend on your specific bathroom remodeling project. This will also give you an approximate budget to work from in the planning process, which you can reference before adding or discarding elements of your bathroom project in order to fit your budget goals. Once you are decided on all aspects of your bathroom remodel, your bathroom contractor can prepare a more accurate proposal and quotation for your project.

Experience Our Services

Remodeling your bathroom can be an exciting endeavor so long as you’ve hired the right team of professionals to take on your project. If you’re located in our service area, which encompasses Ithaca, NY and the surrounding communities, why not call on us for some free advice? We truly enjoy speaking with people about their remodeling plans.

Are you a do-it-yourselfer or do you need the knowledge, skills and talent of a professional remodeling contractor to handle it all? Either way we can help you. We can design and provide your cabinets, countertops, hardware and flooring for you to install... or we can handle the entire project from start to finish including installation by our talented craftsmen.

Having served this community for more than 22 years, we have extensive experience in all of the following remodeling services and more:

Year after year dozens of discerning homeowners trust their homes and remodeling projects to us and our team of designers, trade partners and craftsmen. The vast majority of our work is repeat and referral business.

As a professional, “full-service” remodeling contractor, we will work with you to incorporate your ideas and ours into a project that best fits your home, lifestyle, and budget. Large or small, we can take your project from concept to completion and our services are second to none.

If you would like to discuss the exciting possibilities for improving your home with a qualified and reputable remodeling company, simply give us a call today at (607) 539-6014.

We'll be happy to discuss your needs over the phone to see if we can help. Then, at no cost and without any obligation, we'll be happy to set up a consultation in your home to have a closer look, discuss your ideas, make suggestions, and answer all of your questions.