(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Cost to Remodel 7 Ft x 8 Ft Hallway Bathroom (410 Cu Ft) -- only $22,000

  1. #1
    DIY Senior Member DanMcD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    121

    Default Cost to Remodel 7 Ft x 8 Ft Hallway Bathroom (410 Cu Ft) -- only $22,000

    I talked to a Bathroom Design/Remodeling business who verbally estimated $20,000 to $22,000 to gut and remodel my Hall Bathroom. Seemed very pricey to me, but they said that would be the cost for all businesses who have a team of craftsmen and a showroom operation like theirs. The good news is, they declined to make a proposal on my project.....said they were not interested in my project after I listed the following items I wanted:

    1) Kohler Bellwether Cast Iron Tub 60in x 32in; Seasalt Color
    2) KOHLER Escale Pedestal Bathroom Sink Combo in White
    3) Toilet: Toto Drake II (model CST454CEFG 2 piece) with Sanagloss and Cyclone rinse; Cotton White
    4) New Door & Hardware: Solid Panel Door (Width = 28 inches)
    5) Fan/Light: Panasonic FV-11VQL5 WhisperLite
    6) Delta Faucets for Sink and Tub/Shower
    7) Porcelain Floor Tile & Ceramic Wall Tile from “The Tile Shop”


    Any thoughts out there?

  2. #2
    DIY Senior Member kreemoweet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Seattle. WA
    Posts
    371

    Default

    Big city like Dayton, I am sure you have hundreds of contractors available to get bids from. It all
    seems pretty standard to me. Maybe the outfit you talked to prefers to go for the $1,500.00 faucet jobs.

  3. #3
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,208
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    You won't have trouble finding someone to install all that for less, that want's the job.
    We're just talking one room.

    Most of the work, is just getting the parts list together, and you've done that.

  4. #4
    DIY Member boardable's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    San Jose, Ca
    Posts
    51

    Default

    22000 seems a bit high but it depends on what you want. I usually am about 13k fora 5x8 bathroom and that includes full gut, some moldy 2x4's and possibly some floor boards, Heated floors, mid line fixtures aka shower and diverter such as a delta up to 300.00. Kerdi system, tile priced at 8 a square foot for wall and 10 for shower floors and about 2 per sq ft for bathroom floor with electro radiant heat. Standard 200.00 toilet. All new blue board, texture and paint. New wood moulding etc. standard framed shower glass.vanity up to 600.00. including top. Some people want a little more fancy some don't. profit on this job would be 5k for me. I do my own tile infastructure etc but sub the demo and sheet rock work out. 22k would be a very very nice bathroom if I built it. Just imagine an extra 4k in labor and 4 k in product. That would be one top of the line bathroom.

  5. #5
    DIY Senior Member DanMcD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    121

    Default

    Thanks everyone. I do believe I can find a very good contractor for a lot less. I got that $20K-$22K number form this contractor after I told him I thought the job would cost between $10K to $15K. Gee....all my parts are only $4-5K at the most.

  6. #6
    ACO Shower Drain Sales johnfrwhipple's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    2,993
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DanMcD View Post
    I talked to a Bathroom Design/Remodeling business who verbally estimated $20,000 to $22,000 to gut and remodel my Hall Bathroom. Seemed very pricey to me, but they said that would be the cost for all businesses who have a team of craftsmen and a showroom operation like theirs. The good news is, they declined to make a proposal on my project.....said they were not interested in my project after I listed the following items I wanted:

    1) Kohler Bellwether Cast Iron Tub 60in x 32in; Seasalt Color
    2) KOHLER Escale Pedestal Bathroom Sink Combo in White
    3) Toilet: Toto Drake II (model CST454CEFG 2 piece) with Sanagloss and Cyclone rinse; Cotton White
    4) New Door & Hardware: Solid Panel Door (Width = 28 inches)
    5) Fan/Light: Panasonic FV-11VQL5 WhisperLite
    6) Delta Faucets for Sink and Tub/Shower
    7) Porcelain Floor Tile & Ceramic Wall Tile from “The Tile Shop”


    Any thoughts out there?

    That's about $400 per square foot. That sounds like a fair quote to me. Many of the jobs we work on fall in the $300- $800 per square foot price range.

    Make sure you specify to the crew that all work should conform to the latest edition of the TCNA Specification Guidelines. This way if you have a problem with your tile installation you have leverage to get it fixed right.

    Good Luck.

    JW


    jfrwhipple@gmail.com - www-no-curb.com - 604 506 6792

    Always get construction advice double checked by your local city hall. Flood Test Every Shower - Every Time.

  7. #7
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,671

    Default

    Shouldn't that be the NTCA? The list of items you wanted was NOT why they did not give you a proposal. Something in your attitude probably turned them off. sometimes the "fixtures" are the cheapest part of the job. The final cost depends on a lot of factors, some not apparent until the room is taken apart.
    Licensed residential and commercial plumber

  8. #8
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    21,433

    Default

    Tile Council North America (TCNA).
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

  9. #9
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,671

    Default

    Okay, I thought it was the National Tile Contractors Association, but whatever it is, the general contractor might subscribe to their standards, but it would have no application to my work.
    Licensed residential and commercial plumber

  10. #10
    ACO Shower Drain Sales johnfrwhipple's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    2,993
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DanMcD View Post
    Thanks everyone. I do believe I can find a very good contractor for a lot less. I got that $20K-$22K number form this contractor after I told him I thought the job would cost between $10K to $15K. Gee....all my parts are only $4-5K at the most.
    I hope the other fellow does a nice job for you for the reduced price. As a contractor "Red Flags" go off in my mind when a client or potential client tells me what the job should be. I would recommend you ask this question of the men or women working for instead of telling them. You might find that the "Air" around the job site is fresher this way.

    I build bathrooms for a living. I do mostly waterproofing. I quote jobs and tell people what I charge. I do not work for less and do not allow my clients to specify the project. Sometimes a crew will give you exactly what you want. If you want your job done for half price they might just give you have the job. Or half the steps.

    Ensure that the job is done properly and insist on a flood test of that new shower. I can bet the time envolved in doing this is not in the job price at a lower number.

    JW


    jfrwhipple@gmail.com - www-no-curb.com - 604 506 6792

    Always get construction advice double checked by your local city hall. Flood Test Every Shower - Every Time.

  11. #11

    Default

    I agree with the other guys that the original company probably got the feeling that you weren't their ideal client.

    Personally, I like a client that does his research ahead of time and knows what he wants. I don't see any harm in you selecting the toilet, tile, etc. that you want for your bathroom. Don't you have to select that stuff at some point anyway? Why do you have to get stuck with whatever the contractor specs? It's your bathroom, I think you should get what you want in it.
    Jim

    Issaquah Tile Installation
    Issaquah Bellevue Seattle

Similar Threads

  1. Rough Cost Estimate: Basement Wet Bar and Bathroom Work
    By bucky in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-13-2011, 06:17 PM
  2. Bathroom remodel
    By lottaj in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-18-2010, 11:55 AM
  3. opinions on plumbing cost for bathroom remodel
    By econguy in forum Remodel Forum & Blog
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-19-2007, 06:32 AM
  4. Cost Estimate for Bathroom Rough-in
    By spetrucco in forum Remodel Forum & Blog
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-09-2007, 09:25 AM
  5. Rough - In Bathroom in Basement (cost)
    By Marty B. in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-08-2005, 12:31 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •