If you’re looking for ideas for your small powder room or master bathroom, contact us at 206-737-1261 to see other bath remodel projects we’ve completed in the Seattle area. We serve the Seattle area, including Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, and Bellevue, WA. 

How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom in Washington state?

Home renovation projects vary in cost. The reason why it’s hard to get a straightforward answer to how much bathroom renovations cost is because there are regional differences in how much you’ll pay to get certain materials, the scope of each project is different, and the style you want in your new bathroom matters. Smaller projects could cost between $5,000 and $15,000, but larger projects can cost up to $80,000.

Bathroom Design

Depending on where you live, you will have to budget your next project differently than a homeowner who lives somewhere else because of varying labor and material costs. From fixtures to countertops or new shower tiles, a shortage of materials caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has sent prices skyrocketing. There’s also a shortage of skilled contractors, home builders, and tradespeople available to complete projects such as a kitchen remodel, bedroom remodel, or bathroom model. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the price of lumber went up 89.7 percent for the year that ended in April 2021. Working with a full-service remodeling company with expert designers will be more expensive, but you can be sure that the job will be done well, and you will have your dream bathroom, complete with expert plumbing, flooring, shower, and tub.

How much a bathroom remodel will cost in your area depends on the size of your bathroom and the extent of your renovations. Let’s look at the different types of bathroom model projects and their costs so that you can have the perfect bathroom.

A partial bath remodel will cost anywhere from $3,000-$8,000. A partial bathroom remodel could include replacing the vanity, adding new shower tile, toilet, or simply painting the cabinets a new color. A complete bath remodeling project could cost $8,000 or up to $60,000, depending on the size of your bathroom and the scope of the remodeling project. A project of this size would involve installing new fixtures, vanity, soaking tub, outlets, sink, and a new toilet. Many Seattle homes have only one full bathroom, so your project may involve adding new bathrooms. Home Care Contractors provides free estimates to Seattle homeowners, so whether you want a bath remodel or to add new bathrooms, call us today.

Providing Estimates So You Can Create A Budget

You may be wondering how we price things when developing estimates for bathroom remodels. Unfortunately, no straightforward answer will make it easy to determine how much you will spend on your project or how long it will take. When it comes to updating a bathroom design or building bathrooms, experience matters. It matters to hire someone who has been in the business for many years. 

If you call us for an estimate, we will first look at the space. Are we working on the master bath? Or are we working in a different bathroom? Once we determine which bathroom it is, we determine if we need to take any existing parts out or if any parts are in perfectly good condition, such as valves, that we can leave where they are. Once we determine what needs to be replaced and what can remain, we come up with a price for labor and rough materials. Labor includes:

  • Demolishing and disposing of materials 
  • Labor to rebuild (mortar, mortar bed, backer board, waterproofing)

Our estimate includes our overhead based on our years of serving clients in the Seattle area.

How much does it cost to modernize a bathroom?

The scope of your project and bathroom design style will also play a role in how much your bathroom remodel will cost. 

Fixtures

A bathroom remodel is the perfect time to upgrade your bathroom fixtures. Curbless showers are accessible for all and are great when you have only a small space for a shower. Custom tile work, heated floors, and improved ventilation can improve your bathroom. Home Care Contractors oversees and manages every step of your bathroom remodel, from manufacturing premium tubs to installation.

Plumbing Upgrades

When you have plumbing issues, you will notice water damage signs. These plumbing issues will need to be fixed in your house before moving on to the next step in the process of remodeling your bathroom. If your flooring or drywall show signs of water damage, such as a musty odor, warped flooring or walls, leaks, or a musty odor, call us immediately.

Optimizing Space

From reworking interior walls to increasing space in your bathroom, Home Care Contractors will help you select the best floor plan for your bathroom that is both functional and stylish. If you need more storage space for towels or personal items, then a bathroom remodel project that improves the layout of your existing bathroom or vanity in Seattle, WA is your answer. Add a walk-in shower so that your shower isn’t defined by the dimensions of a tub. By contrast, bathroom remodeling projects can add space so that you can add soaking tubs to the bathrooms that already have a walk-in shower. 

Tile and Floor

Seattle gets quite cold, so one popular bathroom remodel solution is to add heating under a tile floor so that it’s much more comfortable to walk on when barefoot.

Countertops and Cabinets

From granite tile to porcelain, quartz to marble, we have a wide variety of options to select from. Ask us to show you our portfolio of other bathrooms we’ve designed and built in Seattle.

How much does it cost to add a bathroom in Seattle?

Many factors can affect how much you will pay for your bathroom remodel. 

  • Time: If you need the work to be done quickly in Seattle, then this will increase how much you need to set aside in your budget.
  • Space: larger bathrooms cost more to remodel than smaller bathrooms.
  • Materials: when you want to install premium countertop or flooring products, such as expensive tile or granite, you will love the final look of your bathroom, but it will cost more.
  • Structural modifications: If you were adding or removing a single or double vanity, adding a tankless water heater, moving walls, or making other structural requirements, your Seattle remodel will be much more expensive due to the scope of the work.

Do I need a permit to remodel my bathroom in Washington state?

If we need to improve ventilation or fire resistance, do construction on load-bearing structures or build envelope enhancements, then yes, we will need to secure a permit from the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections. If you’re simply switching out a toilet or faucet, you may not need a plumbing permit, which is approximately $300 to secure. If your project will change the existing layout of your bathroom or switch the pipes from galvanized to copper, you will need a permit. 

You may also need a permit for electrical work, which is also about $300. If we are installing, altering, or connecting electrical wiring, then you will need a licensed electrician. However, if we are simply changing out broken electrical outlets, light fixtures, or replacing light switches, then those cosmetic changes won’t require a permit. 

Lastly, sometimes a building permit must be secured before completing a bathroom remodel. If we are removing walls or pulling up the floors, that may require a construction permit. Depending on the project’s scope, inspections may be required as part of your permit fee.

Trusted By Homeowners For Years

When looking for a home builder or bathroom remodel contractor, call 206-984-4543 to schedule your free estimate with one of our bathroom remodeling contractors. Home Care Contractors doesn’t just remodel or renovate bathrooms. We can help you with any home-improvement projects throughout your entire house, from updating your kitchen, expanding a bedroom, building a deck in your backyard to adding a breakfast nook. Our subcontractors are respected and skilled in electrical, plumbing, and carpentry so that we can provide you top quality service. So many of our former clients recommend us to their friends and family in Seattle because we not only do a good job using quality materials, but we make communication with our clients a priority.

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