Thinking of remodeling your home? In this weeks cost vs. value segment we’ll be looking at the bathroom. This is another area that has a dramatic impact on a homes desirability and saleability! Here are the latest numbers for the Seattle area
Bathroom Remodel Project Description: Update an existing 5-by-7 foot. Replace all fixtures to include standard-sized tub with ceramic tile surround, toilet, solid-surface vanity counter with integral double sink, recessed medicine cabinet, ceramic tile floor, and vinyl wallpaper.
Project cost: $17,706
Resale value: $18,740
Cost recouped: 105.8%
Bathroom Remodel – Upscale Project Description: Expand an existing 5-by-7-foot bathroom to 9-by-9-foot within existing house footprint. Add another window bringing total glazing area to 30 square feet. Relocate and replace tub with custom dual 4-by-6-foot shower with top-of-line fittings and full-body wash shower wall, tile and glass block surround. Relocate the toilet into a partitioned area and replace it with one-piece color unit. Add bidet. Add stone tops in custom vanity cabinet with twin designer sinks. Add linen/towel storage closet. Tile floor, papered walls, hardwood trim. Add general and spot lighting. Add humidistat-controlled exhaust fan.
Project cost: $55,772
Resale value: $51,747
Cost recouped: 92.8%
Bathroom Addition Project Description: Add a full 6-by-8-foot bathroom to a house with one or one-and-a-half baths. Locate it within the house’s footprint. Include cultured-marble vanity top, molded sink, tub/shower with ceramic tile surround, low-profile toilet, general and spot lighting, mirrored medicine cabinet, linen storage, vinyl wallpaper, and ceramic tile floor.
Project cost: $42,237
Resale value: $38,292
Cost recouped: 90.7%
All of the statistical information was provided by c 2007 Hanley Wood, LLC. Reproduced by permission. Complete city data from the Remodeling 2007 Cost vs. Value Report can be downloaded for free at www.costvsvalue.com