You have decided you just can’t stand your pink tiled Eisenhower bathroom anymore. It is time to remodel your Philadelphia bathroom. Your first question is how much will it cost? My favorite answer is of course, it depends.
If you want to do a midrange bathroom remodel that involves updating an existing 5×7 bathroom including replacing all the fixtures (tub, ceramic tile, shower controls, toilet, vanity and sink, medicine cabinet with light and floor), you will spend $19,002 according to Remodelers Magazine 2014 report*. This is your basic big box bathroom remodel in Philadelphia.
An upscale remodel is considered expanding an existing 35 square foot bathroom to 100 square feet and relocating all the fixtures. The fixtures include a shower with ceramic tile walls, recessed shower cubby, body spays and frameless glass doors; a whirlpool tub; stone countertop with two sinks, two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting, a separate toilet area; a humidistat controlled exhaust fan; custom cabinetry, custom tile work, in floor heating and heated towel bars. Basically this is everything but the kitchen sink. The cost would be $56,850.
Most of the bathroom remodels we do in Philadelphia are in the mid to high end of this range since we almost always include custom cabinetry. It is also more expensive to do any remodeling in the city of Philadelphia since there are always parking issues, sometimes elevator challenges and the difficulty of just delivering and getting rid of things in the city. The suburbs would probably be a little lower in cost since these problems are less common.
To see examples of the bathrooms Teknika has created, please go to http://www.teknikadesigngroup.com/bathportfolio.py . If you want more information on remodeling in general, please go to our website, www.teknikadesigngroup.com or call us at 215-922-4414.
*This report comes out every year and is done for major metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia. To see the full report go to http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2014/middle-atlantic/philadelphia-pa/ .