On the walls, choose an interior paint that resists mildew. You might not take baths, but every home should have a bathtub.
Even when master bathrooms had whirlpool tubs, it was still customary for the secondary bath to have a tub, usually in the form of a shower/tub combo.
In 2011-2012, mid-range bathroom remodels cost an average of ,552 and recouped 62 percent, while upscale bathroom remodels cost an average of ,249 and recouped 56 percent. This heating system will not only keep your floors warm underfoot on cold mornings, it will accelerate drying, reducing the risk of slips and falls. That’s especially true if your space functions well—no leaks or loose parts—but is in need of a facelift.
Here’s how the NKBA breaks down the budget for a typical bathroom remodel: Labor: 20 percent Cabinetry and hardware: 16 percent Fixtures: 15 percent Faucets and plumbing: 14 percent Countertop: 7 percent Floor: 9 percent Doors and windows: 4 percent Walls and ceiling: 5 percent Lighting and ventilation: 5 percent Design fees: 4 percent Other: 1 percent These details aren’t necessarily cheap, but if there’s room in your budget, they can help turn a good master bathroom remodel into a great one. Here are a few ideas to consider: Master bathrooms get the most remodeling dollars, but homes typically have one or more other bathrooms—or else their owners wish they did.
Rate My Space contributor oldhousemama has a real job ahead of her to rehab this demolished space.
If you’ve bought a home without one (say a 1950s split-level), it should be high on your wish list.
To get the job done right, follow these recommendations. The surfaces and fixtures will likely get lots of wear and tear, especially if children use the room.
Plastic laminate flooring and countertops are durable and inexpensive, plus the kids likely don’t care if they have high-end materials.
As for fixtures, you still want high-quality construction, including all-brass parts and a PVD (physical vapor deposition) finish that resists scratches, but go with basic chrome, rather than pricier nickel or bronze.
Rate My Space contributor Inspired Guys completely gutted their standard-size bathroom to better suit their modern style.