Adding a bathroom - approximate cost?

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Old 03-11-16, 02:55 PM
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Adding a bathroom - approximate cost?

I'm currently in the process of looking for a house to buy. I am either going to buy a house at the higher end of my budget that is pretty much move in ready and everything I want done is done or close to it or buy a house for less that just needs cosmetic fixes.

What I am noticing on the houses that need a face lift is that they have 1 bathroom. So my question is, about how much would it be to add a bathroom? For example, on a 2 story house. First level has kitchen/living room/bathroom/bedroom 1 and upstairs just has bedrooms. How much would it be to add a bathroom to the upper level directly above the bathroom downstairs?

I know it's hard to give an estimate, just wondering if it's going to be around $15k or more like $30k+.

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Old 03-11-16, 03:09 PM
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I spent about $12,000 when I expanded a 5'x3' 1/2 bath to about 6'x9'. I made it handicapped accessible. I installed a shower pan so a wheel chair could enter & a $600 shower body that remembers the temp of your last shower. The door was 36" wide.

PS. Don't forget permits if you are going to file plans with the building dept.
 
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Old 03-11-16, 03:29 PM
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Absolutely permits. However you need to determine where you will get the space from. Will you reduce the bedroom size. Meh. Can't take up closet space. Hallway is a no-no. So creating space from air is very difficult. We just finished a bath remodel, where we were limited to the existing walls, but enlarged the shower, tiling it, changed the position of the toilet and added a smaller but useful vanity. Allocation of existing space - 101. Cost about $6k

You could take a bedroom and make it an ensuite of sorts.
 
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There's just no way one any web site someone going to be able to tell you what your homes going to cost to add a bathroom.
What it cost some one else to do it has no bearing on what your's is going to cost to do yours.
What it's going to cost to redo the plumbing, bring wiring up to code, type of fixtures, vanity, tub, flooring, tile, flooring Ect labor rates, how much work your able to do can make a huge difference in the price.
 
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What it cost some one else to do it has no bearing on what your's is going to cost to do yours.
What I spent on the bathroom expansion says that it will cost at least that much, for his project. He could probably add about $3,000, to it. The reason is that his project is not an expansion. The number that I gave included $900, for an architect to draw plans.
 
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