PLEASE READ all of the following information. Due to a lot of inquiries we receive here, it is only feasible for us to consult with those who have an understanding of the cost associated with the bathroom remodels. Thank You for your understanding.


Within the last several years, tile manufacturers have developed a lot of new tile colors, sizes, and textures that will accommodate anyone’s favorite design style. The choices for a decorative accent stripe in the shower and or a medallion-designed shower centerpiece from mosaic tiles, stones, tile trims, etc. are endless. Given these elements combined with updating the functionality of the space with floor plan changes etc. which involve changes in the plumbing, etc., it takes some time and effort to narrow in on the cost involved. Granted, some bathroom designs are not as involved as others. This depends on what you want. With all that said, it takes someone with experience to estimate accordingly and accurately. As your hands-on bathroom remodeler, I poses the knowledge to serve you adequately.

Meeting Preparation For You, The Homeowner – (What Sort Of Cost To Expect)

A full bath remodel generally will start at $50,000.00. Here is why;

  • If your home was built prior to 1978, we are possibly going to need to follow lead rule guidelines if the painted surfaces have lead. An example of what design and construction elements are associated with the cost are:
  • Full demo – Plaster wall removals, plumbing removals, electrical removals, etc. Mostly everything will be removed with the exception of the framing. Old cast iron and galvanized piping got to go
  • Tile Shower – Possibly a curbless with a glass enclosure
  • 36″ or Larger Vanity
  • All new electrical and plumbing rough-in and fixtures

A bathroom update cost can start at $15,000.00. As an example of what’s available for this type of cost:

  • Bathroom measuring no larger than 5’x8’and that’s located on the 1st floor
  • Demo of tub & shower wall finish materials and substrate.
  • Demo of vanity and toilet
  • Installation of the Sterling preformed shower floor or tub by Kohler (This is a fiberglass unit)
  • Installation of Sterling fiberglass shower panels by Kohler (This is a fiberglass enclosure)
  • Installation of new shower handle and showerhead.
  • Installation of a 30-inch vanity or smaller.
  • Installation of 12″ x 24″ porcelain floor tile over existing floor
  • No floor plan changes or painting included

*Note: When working on developing an estimate, we try to be sure to reflect all the costs involved. However, every once in a while we may miss something. Things missed are generally found prior to finalizing the contract. If there are issues discovered when remodeling your space, i.e. structural, rot, mold, etc., there will be additional cost incurred and billed to the homeowner as a discovery/incidental.


FYI – Pre 1950’s, galvanized piping was used as a standard for the water supply to the Tri-State homes. In the early 1950s, copper pipping became the new standard due to its superior durability. Likewise, cast iron was replaced with PVC in the early 1970s.

POLICY AS OF 3/15/2021 –  If your home was built prior to 1950, we will only consider the project if you agree to a full demo of the drywall/plaster and floor. The purpose is to expose and replace all of the existing electrical and plumbing with, PVC for the waste and copper for the water supply within the bathroom.

If your home was built prior to 1950, and the plumbing system has not been updated, please   Go Here for more information regarding faulty plumbing and electrical issues. If your home was built after 1978, please proceed by reading here on this page.

Phase One: “The Consultation” – This meeting is conveniently in your home. It generally takes about 30 to 60 minutes. Here are some details as to what this meeting involves to help you prepare:

  1. A Design Concept. The discussion of what your vision is of the new space in terms of layout and finishes. I typically will also share design ideas that add more to your space, i.e. shower functionality, vanity configurations, etc. Often during our discussion, I will check the dimensions of the space, to confirm that we are headed in the right direction in creating a design that offers a comfortable flow, and functionality.
  2. We will discuss some details as to how I will perform in your home during the project.
  3. We will discuss where I can store your materials and where I can cut materials. The closer I can cut and store materials to the bathroom being remodeled, the quicker I get done and it saves you money. If it’s on the second floor, I typically use the master bedroom or another bedroom.
  4. We will discuss details regarding dust management. Go Here to see some of the equipment we use for dust control.
  5. I will take measurements, photos, and perhaps a video of the space.

By the conclusion of the initial meeting, depending on the complexity of your project, I may have some sort of general idea as to the cost involved in completing the project based on the design concept, and with comparisons of other projects, I have completed alike. However, sometimes after the initial visit, I may have other concepts come to mind. As a result, I generally have questions that will require some additional research, and or assessment of your space. In any case, the initial visit will conclude your free consultation.

Phase Two:  “The Itemized Estimate” –  Your itemized estimate is designed to provide you with a budget road map reflecting cost allowances in line itemizations, breaking down the project into sections, i.e.

  1. Shower faucets, shower tile, vanity, floor tile, etc.
  2. Allowances for your finishes, i.e. tile, faucets, shower glass, etc.
  3. Possibly some photos reflecting design elements.

Itemized Estimate Charge – Your itemized estimate will be created based on a design concept we discussed during our consultation. The charge for this is a minimum of $150.00. If there are some floor plan changes, at my discretion, I’m likely to draw the new design concept to scale. In such an event, I charge a minimal fee of $100.00 in addition to the itemized estimate fee. As a note, typically those who have me move forward with an itemization estimate are strongly considering me to complete their bathroom remodel project. Though hiring me is not a requirement for me to create it for you but, I do encourage it. My estimate charges are non-negotiable. If you decide not to use us for the project, you will still be responsible for the charges associated with the development of your itemized estimate and design concept.

Phase Three: Great, you have decided to move forward with the project! Now we get into your finish materials selection process and placing the project on our schedule. Product selection appointments will be set up by you with 2 or 3 of my selected team members at their showrooms. The different showrooms are categorized with location #1 for the Tile, location#2 for the Plumbing Fixtures, and location #3 for the vanities. I will provide each vendor with any design details i.e. images of the current space and a floor plan reflecting any changes that we discussed at our meeting necessary to help prepare for your selection meeting with them. During your product selection meeting, the design is naturally fine-tuned. I will provide you with the vendor’s contact information at our initial meeting or just thereafter.

Important Note Here: You’re more than welcome to walk into any of the showrooms during the hours that they are open. However, please note that I do not work with anyone other than those who are currently on our team. Chances are if you walk in you will be approached by someone that’s not on our team. They will not know anything about your project and or our expectations. Thank You in advance for your understanding.

Once your selections have all been made, I then do a check-over of the design and cost for accuracy. Once the design and cost are confirmed with everyone we move forward with a contract and get your project on the schedule. Generally, I am ready to start when your finish materials are delivered.

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