A small bathroom is possibly one of the hardest rooms in the entire home to remodel for many people. Fixtures and appliances: If you replace any of your current fixtures and appliances in the bathroom-countertops, bathtub, toilet, sink, etc.-this will increase the cost because the professionals will need to remove the originals and install the new ones.
An upscale remodel includes expanding the room an additional 8 square feet into existing space, adding a window, moving fixtures such as the toilet and replacing them with high-end models, a 4-X-6-foot tiled shower with a shower wall, a bidet, stone countertops in the vanity with two sinks, linen closet, tile floor, lighting, an exhaust fan and other amenities.
This estimate for a 2017 Small Bathroom Remodel is derived from the unit cost method summarized in the American Institute of Architects Detailed Cost Estimating – Best Practices This approach is used by professional designers, contractors, engineers and estimators and uses current wages, material costs, worker productivity benchmarks, supervisory overhead and markup rates.
After purchasing my fixer in Golden Gate Heights I had a choice between finally buying a nice car to replace Moose, my decrepit 14 year old Land Rover with a lit up dashboard full of warning lights or upgrade my incredibly shitty 6 feet X 6 feet bathroom from the 1950s and own a cheaper new car instead.
The workers turned up on time to fit the new stuff but they had to be sent away and asked to come back when the delivery turned up. This had a knock on effect with the remainder of the project plan for the bathroom remodel and threw my friends carefully laid out plan into disarray.