Bathroom Budgets and Before & After Designs by MDG in NJ

Beautiful Bathrooms- Before & After

Posted by Bridget McMullin on May 16, 2016

Nothing can beat a great “Before and After” collage!  It’s like a movie fashion montage… but for houses.  Here are some recent MDG bathroom projects with suggested budget numbers should you want to complete a similar renovation in your home.

Going for Gold

Our clients replaced everything except the bathtub!   This original bathroom was well over 40 years old.  There may have been a few updates over the years, but not much was done to bring style to this tired bath.   The extra-long cabinet was custom made, the stone used was a higher grade, the back wall tile was an upgraded accent, and the extension of the wall tile into the bath added labor and material cost.  The upgraded fixtures including the lighting and plumbing created a unique space good for another forty years.  MDG would recommend budgeting $35,000 to $50,000 to complete a bathroom of this level.  Living in a condo, as this client does, added to the overall labor costs.

Beach Bath

Mosaic details add a wonderful color element to a crisp white space. Details like mosaics as well as flooring details and installing the floor on a diagonal pattern added more costs to this project in both labor and waste. The low toilet profile allowed us to add more counter space in a tight fitting bathroom. We would suggest that our clients budget $35,000 to $45,000 for a similar renovation.  Being a condo also added a premium to the overall labor on the job.

Luxury Living

This bathroom’s footprint was extended into a closet space, and a laundry room was also added.  A large shower with a shower seat and a premium soaker tub with a floor mounted faucet system were installed.  Though the selection of materials was kept within a mid-range budget, the overall expansion of the bath and the re-plumbing of the space added considerable costs to this Master Bath renovation.  Our recommended budget for a client looking to create a major reconfiguration like this would be $50,000-$80,000.

Cottage Cozy

This modest bathroom had a few changes that helped the space function better.  The tub was shifted forward into a closet space to create a wall for the cabinet to butt up against.  A customized touch latch medicine cabinet was inset into the trim detail. Because of budget concerns, our client decided to install a one piece shower system in white saving them approximately $3000.    MDG would recommend budgeting $20,000-$30,000 for a bathroom at this level.

Mansion Update

Many aspects of this bathroom were salvaged such as the tub and deck, as well as the re-stained cabinets and counters.  New flooring and a custom screen to hide the (hideous) glass block were also added.  The light renovation budget for this bathroom was $15,000-$30,000.  Had the client chosen to fully gut this bathroom the budget would have been $75,000 to $120,000.

If you are looking to redo your bathroom, the McMullin Design Group can help.  Click HERE to contact us or call 856.673.0290 today.