Northern Virginia Bathroom Remodeling Costs: A 2015 Update

October 06, 2015

In the past, we wrote a blog post about how much Northern Virginia bathroom additions and remodels cost based on the Cost vs. Value Report in 2014. Knowing how much you're investing in a project is one of the most common questions we receive from clients. Understandably, you'd like to know just how much you're investing as well as how far that investment will take you. Resale value is definitely an important aspect of that.

Bathroom remodeling costs can range depending on what type of project you are doing. You may want to remodel a master or guest bathroom or simply fix up your powder room. Costs will also depend on whether you choose to use midrange or upscale materials.

Here we have an updated 2015 Cost Vs. Value Report, compiled by Remodeling Magazine, to review the average cost and resale value of such a project in the Northern VA area. Pricing will vary depending on your project, however, these are good baselines to compare pricing and projects to.

Here's the breakdown of what each option will cost:

Midrange Bathroom Addition 

Summary: Add a full 6-by-8-foot bathroom over a crawlspace with poured concrete walls. Include cultured-marble vanity top with molded sink; standard chrome faucets; 30-by-60-inch white fiberglass tub/shower with ceramic tile surround; single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced faucet; white low-profile toilet; general and spot lighting; electrical wiring to code; mirrored medicine cabinet; linen storage closet or cabinet; vinyl wallpaper; painted trim; and ceramic tile floor.

Average Cost: $39,578

Resale Value: $22,875

Midrange Bathroom Remodel

Summary: Update an existing 5-by-7-foot bathroom. Replace all fixtures to include 30-by-60- inch porcelain-on-steel tub with 4-by-4-inch ceramic tile surround; new single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced shower control; standard white toilet; solid-surface vanity counter with integral sink; recessed medicine cabinet with light; ceramic tile floor; vinyl wallpaper.

Average Cost: 16,724

Resale Value: $11,707 

Upscale Bathroom Addition

Summary: Add a new 100-square-foot master bathroom to existing master bedroom over a crawlspace. Include 42-by-42-inch neo-angle shower with ceramic tile walls with accent strip, recessed shower caddy, body-spray fixtures, and frameless glass enclosure. Include a customized whirlpool tub; stone countertop with two sinks; two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting; a compartmentalized commode area with one-piece toilet; and a humidistat-controlled exhaust fan. Use all color fixtures. Use larger matching ceramic tiles on the floor, laid on the diagonal with ceramic tile base molding. Add general and spot lighting including waterproof shower fixture. Cabinetry shall include a custom drawer base and wall cabinets for a built-in look. Extend HVAC system, and include electric in-floor heating and heated towel bars.

Average Cost: $76,429

Resale Value: $44,750

Upscale Bathroom Remodel

Summary: Expand an existing 35-square-foot bathroom to 100 square feet within existing house footprint. Relocate all fixtures. Include 42-by-42-inch neo-angle shower with ceramic tile walls with accent strip, recessed shower caddy, body-spray fixtures, and frameless glass enclosure. Include a customized whirlpool tub; stone countertop with two sinks; two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting; a compartmentalized commode area with one-piece toilet; and a humidistat- controlled exhaust fan. Use all color fixtures. Use larger matching ceramic tiles on the floor, laid on the diagonal with ceramic tile base molding. Add general and spot lighting including waterproof shower fixture. Cabinetry shall include a custom drawer base and wall cabinets for a built-in look. Extend HVAC system, and include electric in-floor heating and heated towel bars.

Average Cost: $54,115

Resale Value: $32,385

If you are currently planning a bathroom remodel, we would love to hear from you! We can meet with you at your home to chat about ideas, cost, and solutions. Click the link below to learn more about scheduling a Project and Cost Consultation.

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