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Bathroom Remodeling Costs for Your Kansas City Home

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Jeremy Raglin

Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Thanks to recent statistics from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) we know the average percentages you can expect to pay when remodeling your bathroom.

  • Design fees: 4%
  • Installation: 20%
  • Fixtures: 15%
  • Cabinetry and hardware: 16%
  • Counter tops: 7%
  • Lighting and ventilation: 5%
  • Flooring: 9%
  • Doors and windows: 4%
  • Walls and ceilings: 5%
  • Faucets and plumbing: 14%
  • Other: 1%

Although these percentages don’t apply to every project because, each project is different, you should still budget at least 40 percent for labor, 25 percent for cabinets/counter tops, 10 percent for bathroom lighting and 20 percent for plumbing.

How to Choose a Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

When you choose a bathroom remodeling contractor make sure it’s someone who you can research online or with the Better Business Bureau to investigate their background, view feedback from their clients and see before / after examples of their work.

Taking the time to investigate a potential contractor is important but you should also make time to meet with the contractor personally plus learn more about their subcontractors because, the subs will most likely be the people you see the most during the time that your bathroom is being renovated.

Bathroom Remodel Timeline

Depending on the size of your bathroom, it could take anywhere from 5 to 20 days (or longer) to complete your bathroom remodel project.

When your contractor starts remodeling the bathroom in your Kansas City home they most likely will follow this schedule:

Demolition – 2 days

Rough Carpentry – 2 days

Plumbing/Rough-In – 1 to 2 days

Electrical – 1 day

Insulation – 5 days

Drywall – 1 to 3 days

Tile Work – 3 days

Cabinetry – 1 day

Flooring – 2 days

Fixtures – 1 day

Where to Save and Where to Splurge

Let’s say that you have a strict budget for your bathroom remodel and want to spend the money where it really counts.

Here are some tips on where to save and splurge when remodeling the bathroom in your Kansas City Home.

Tile – You want to save money here by going with cost effective background tile while choosing decorative tile for areas in your bathroom like a vanity backsplash or in your shower.

Flooring – The most important thing to do when choosing flooring is to buy slip resistant flooring, that’s it. The cool thing though is that when it comes to flooring you can buy heated floor mats so your feet will stay warm all year long and you can still cover up the flooring if you’re not excited about it.

Cabinetry – Don’t go cheap on cabinetry! Why? Because, you’re going to be opening those cabinets and drawers every single day and if you have kids they will wear out fast over time so it’s best to spend some money on this part of your bathroom renovation.

Counter tops – When it comes to buying a counter top, it’s your choice if you want to go with granite or not but remember that there are so many different types of surfaces that you can get materials that look as good as granite without spending a lot of money.

Remodel Your Kansas City Home

To get started with remodeling the bathroom in your Kansas City Home contact Arrow Renovation today by calling us at 1-(816)-956-5001 or click here to get a free estimate or inquire about our services.