How can I get an estimate for making over this bathroom?

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  • What exactly do you want to do? Have any ideas? Or do you need some? DIY all or part? Hire out? If you want to hire out, here is how:


    https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0242-hiring-contractor


    Be sure to only hire licensed professionals that follow local building code, otherwise you have no recourse, (or the alternatives are costly, time consuming and require legal counsel, no one needs that.)


  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Aug 27, 2019

    Hi Greg, you are going to need to call someone in your area to get an estimate. I would ask family and friends for recommendations.

  • Lucky Home Today Lucky Home Today on Aug 27, 2019

    Ask around. Trust but verify license. Make sure they carry insurance.

  • Darla Darla on Aug 27, 2019

    I asked people I knew who owned homes and also checked with Home Advisor. I received several recommendations and was able to verify contractors information before proceeding.

  • William William on Aug 27, 2019

    It all depends what you want done. Gut job or remodel. Look for someone local. Get at least three estimates. Check references. Ask for previous jobs done and talk to former customers. Make sure they are licensed, bonded, and insured.

  • Em Em on Aug 27, 2019

    Go to Handyman connection in your area. Check Better Business Bureau bath room renovators or contractors in your area.

  • Christierei Christierei on Aug 27, 2019

    I've seen bathroom tile in homes from the 1950's and 1940's that used completely different construction methods then today. Back then, they often used concrete and rebar to reinforce the wall. You can't see it until you break the wall. In modern construction, the tiles are stuck to a wall panel and getting it out is no biggie. Those old bathrooms could have 4 inches of concrete that you are going to have to get out .... with out damaging pipes.

    Call around for someone that refinishes bathtubs or tile. You could change all the tile to white. ( i like it how it is ... )

  • Bijous Bijous on Aug 31, 2019

    Hi Greg. Ah, the '50's peach and black bath.

    1. So a gut of the tile (and it'll take the sheet rock too, so in essence, a total gut) job will run approximately $1500-$2000.
    2. Removal of bath tub can be as high as $1200 especially if it's cast iron.
    3. Plumbing upgrades will be approximately $2000 to $3500.
    4. Electrical upgrades should be minimal at around $1,000. Floor removal $500-$1000. So the total gut job: $5200 to as high as $7000 for tear out and upgrading plumbing and electrical.
    5. Fixtures can be the least of your expenses if you use fiberglass tub and really shop for cabinets and mirrors.
    6. Then you just have the labor.
    7. All total you can upgrade your bathroom for around $10000 on the low end to as much as $15000.


    If you do the tear out yourself you can save a lot of money. If you decide to go this route, take care in doing the tear out. the sledge hammer method only works on TV. There's all sorts of hidden pipe and wires in them-there walls. Good luck!

  • it all depends where do you live .. prices vary by states

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