REMODELING Magazine does an extensive survey every year of recent bathroom remodels in Atlanta. The average cost in 2015 of a midrange bathroom remodel was $17,789. This includes all new fixtures, vanity cabinet, frameless glass shower doors, faucets, countertops, tile, and labor (plumbing, electrical, etc.) An “upscale” bathroom remodel was $56,723. An industry average price per square foot for a professionally done bathroom remodel ranges $175 to $225 per square foot on the low end and over $600 per square foot for a luxury bathroom. For a 5 x 8 bathroom (40 square feet) that is a range of $7,000 to $24,000.
You may be wondering what the difference is between midrange and upscale and why the price range is so great. The quality and cost of the materials used is the main factor to determine if the redo is considered midrange or upscale. There are many components to a bathroom remodel, and each item has a wide range in quality and price. For example, a toilet can cost $100 or over $5,000, tub prices range between $125 to over $10,000, and even something "simple" like shower heads vary from $5 to $10,000.
This is either the fun or the agonizing part of the process. We recommend websites like Pinterest and Houzz where you can see literally thousands of pictures of bathrooms. You can create boards and idea books of the bathrooms that you like. Vendor websites, new subdivision model homes, and manufacturer showrooms (such as Ferguson and PDI) are also great sources for ideas. We are here to assist you every step of the way, however, most of the design decisions are truly personal preference. And remember a picture is worth a thousand words----if we can see it, we can help you find it!
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are the most popular type of bathroom tile. Most are economical, durable and come in an enormous variety of colors and styles. There are many choices of floor tile, coordinating or contrasting wall tile, and borders and mosaics. Natural stone (travertine, marble, etc.) is also a popular choice (but expensive!) as a bathroom tile. While marble has always been a favorite for creating a distinctive vanity top, many home owners are now using stone tiles on their bathroom floors and walls, creating a sumptuous home spa look in the bathroom. Be aware that natural stone requires special maintenance products and periodic sealing. River rock, pebbles, and geometric mosaics are popular choices for the shower floor.