Renovating the busiest room in the house
The bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in your home, so chances are it needs a refresh. Your bathroom should be a tranquil retreat where you can prepare for the day or unwind before bedtime. If your current bathroom is dark, dingy, or dysfunctional, it may be time to consider a remodel.
There are many reasons why you should remodel the bathroom in your home. Not only will it help to increase the value of your home, but it'll also allow you to expand the size of your current bathroom, create additional storage, and improve the energy efficiency in the space. Remodeling your bathroom also gives you the chance to add your own personal touches by selecting the project's style, design features, and materials.
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What Should You Consider Before Your Bathroom Remodel
Before your bathroom remodel, you should consider:
- Style. Do you want to have a bathroom that is modern, traditional, bohemian, rustic, transitional, or another style? Click here for bathroom design ideas for your remodel.
- Space and Layout. Do you want to increase the space in your bathroom or change the layout?
- Functionality and Storage Needs. Do you want to add his and her vanities to improve the functionality and storage in your existing bathroom?
- Cabinets Options. What design, finish, and hardware do you want for the cabinets in your new bathroom?
- Countertop Options. What design and material do you want in your new bath? You'll also want to think about the maintenance required for each option.
- Tub, Showers, or Jacuzzi. Do you want to add a freestanding tub, shower, or Jacuzzi into your bathroom design?
- Shower Tile. What style, material, and color do you want for the tiles in your new shower?
- Fixtures and Lighting. What style and finish would go best with your other selections.
- Flooring. Do you want ceramic or stone tile, concrete, vinyl, or wood floors in your bathroom? You'll want to think about the required maintenance and durability of each option.
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How Much Will My Bathroom Remodel Cost?
If you've been thinking about remodeling the bathroom in your home, one thing that you'll want to consider is how much your project is going to cost. With that in mind, we would like to share cost estimates for a midrange, upscale, and universal design bathroom remodel so that you can understand the cost for each. These cost estimates come from the Remodeling 2019 Cost vs. Value Report © 2019 Hanley Wood Media Inc. You can download the full report free at www.costvsvalue.com. Please keep in mind that these figures are based on bathroom remodels in the Chicago metro area, so your exact costs may differ based on the scope of the project and the quality of materials you select.
Cost for a Midrange Bathroom Remodel
If you want to update an existing powder room or guest bathroom, consider the cost for a midrange bathroom remodel. The total cost includes:
- Updating an existing 5 X 7 ft bathroom
- Replacing all of the existing fixtures
- Installing a 30 X 60-inch porcelain on steel tub with single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced shower control and a 4 X 4 ceramic tile surround
- Adding a new standard white toilet, solid-surface vanity counter with integral sink, recessed medicine cabinet, and lighting
- Laying a new ceramic tile floor
- Placing vinyl wallpaper on each wall
This will cost $26,908. If you decide to sell your home, you can expect to recover $16,301 or 60.6% of your total cost.
Cost for an Upscale Bathroom Remodel
If you're looking to transform your small outdated bathroom into a luxurious master bath, consider the cost for an upscale bathroom remodel. This remodel includes:
- Expanding an existing 35 sq. ft bathroom to 100 sq. ft
- Relocating all fixtures
- Installing a 42 X 42-inch neo-angle frameless shower with ceramic tile walls, an accent strip, a recessed shower caddy, and body spray fixtures
- Adding a freestanding tub with high-end faucets
- Incorporating a dual vanity with a custom drawer base, two sinks, a stone countertop, and two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting
- Creating a compartmentalized commode area with a new toilet and a humid-stat-controlled exhaust fan
- Replacing existing fixtures with colored fixtures
- Laying a new diagonal ceramic tile floor with a ceramic tile base molding
- Incorporating new general and spotlighting
- Extending the HVAC to accommodate the new fixtures and adding electric in-floor heating
This will cost $80,433. If you decide to sell your home, you can expect to recover $45,812 or 57% of your total cost
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Aging in Place
Ken Spears is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist and uses his skills to design bathrooms that will be safe and functional for many years to come. Our team incorporates universal design concepts and products in our recommendations to meet your needs over time. Some of the features we use for our aging-in-place remodels include barrier-free showers with adjustable/handheld showerheads, slip-resistant flooring with radiant heating, comfort-height toilets, lever handles, or pedal-controlled faucets, and grab bars.
Cost for a Universal Design Bathroom Remodel
If you want to make your existing bathroom safer and easier to use for your aging loved ones, a universal design bathroom remodel can help you do just that! The cost would include:
- Updating an existing 5 X 7 ft bathroom to be wheelchair-accessible and adding a zero-threshold, 36-inch wide door
- Installing flat-panel electrical switches at sitting level
- Replacing the existing toilet with a comfort height toilet with an elongated bowl and bidet-type seat
- Removing the existing bathtub and replacing it with a barrier-free tile walk-in shower with an adjustable shower head, a fold-out seat, a thermostatic mixing valve, and a bi-directional glass door
- Laying a new luxury vinyl tile floor with electric radiant heating
- Adding an adaptive living vanity with easy-grasp handles and an adjustable mirror
- Incorporating LED lights, infrared ceiling lights, a night light, and an ultra-quiet vent fan with humidity-sensing controls to space
- Installing ceramic tiles on the walls with two contrasting color stripes
- Integrating nine towel bars that can support up to 250 pounds
- Creating storage that is easy to access from a seated position
This will cost $42,543. If you decide to sell your home, you can expect to recover $24,589 or 57.8% of your total cost
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If you've been thinking about remodeling the bathroom in your home, we can help! Our experienced team has remodeled several master baths, powder rooms, and guest bathrooms across Dekalb, Shabbona, and Geneva.
Client Case Studies
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