Renovated bathrooms are among the top five projects that attract buyers and are likely to add value to a home for sale, according to the most recent Remodeling Impact Report from the National Association of Realtors. If a complete bathroom remodel by a professional is out of budget, you can always opt for a homemade bathroom renovation. Labor costs play a big part in the price of any renovation project, but bathroom remodels feature a particularly large cast of contracting characters. Overall, two of the most expensive parts of bathroom remodeling are moving a waste line and replacing a vanity, says Douglas Huebner, CEO of home design and renovation company The Habitatilist and one of New Jersey's top real estate agents serving the Maplewood, Montclair and South areas Orange.
A renovated bathroom or bathrooms tend to be one of the key features that add value to your home, and the average homeowner recovers about two-thirds of the cost of remodeling on resale. Because bathrooms are one of the most commonly used rooms in a home, they need regular maintenance and sometimes a complete bathroom remodel. Bathroom renovations fix or replace current amenities, while remodeling involves adding or upgrading fixtures, showers, tubs, tiles, and possibly designing a new design. The table below shows the average prices in each city for a basic 35 square foot bathroom remodel to a high-end 120 square foot master bathroom.
The highly skilled work of installing water-resistant drywall and tile so that bathroom water stays where it belongs, while in the narrow confines of the smallest room in the house, makes remodeling a bathroom a job in which it is a good idea to ask for help.