Bathrooms and Laundry
Oct 16, 2006 2:04 am
I am wondering if anyone can help me with some broad stoke $$ of renovating the bathroom of a house we are considering buying. We are useless with DIY, so we would be getting in professionals to do all the work.
The house is 16yrs old and the bathroom needs updating. It is a 4 bedroom house, with just one bathroom that can be entered from master bedroom as well as from the hall. It currently has a shower, separate bath, vanity and toilet. We would basically keep all those components, probably in the same layout (I'm assuming that's cheapest), but upgrade them all. We would also retile the floor and walls.
Basically, we would want to give it a facelift for minimum cost. We do not need something flash - just functional and of reasonable quality.
Can anyone assist with a very ballpark figure on what the price might be? The property is in Swan View, Perth, WA.
Re: Cost of new bathroom for house we are thinking of buying2
Oct 22, 2006 3:01 am
im useless on DIY too but jus curious. ..
how many people in ur family?
how big is ur bathroom?
do u have kids who needs the 'bath'?
but yeah,prolly cheapest if u dont relocate components. My mate did 2 bathrooms in his house for under 10k ( just upgrade components , retile and lighting ventilation).Its not the best,but looks brand new and heaps nicer than the old bathrooms.
get good quality accesories (they only vary couple hundreds at max) ...
shop for nice cheap tiles ...
do lighting and ventilating urself,saving have to call the electrician...
In ur case,i would consider spending $1000 for each unit(complete with accesories),plumber $1000 , and $50/sqm on tiling installed.
hope it helps ,and good luck
Re: Cost of new bathroom for house we are thinking of buying3
Oct 23, 2006 9:00 pm
Yes cheaper not to be moving the pluming around, as that is really expensive.
Very hard to help you with the cost of all of this as you don’t have access to the bathroom.
Usually I would tell you to get a tile company in the measure the bathroom, this way you have measurements to go off and can get an estimate for all your tiles.
I would see if you can get a floor plan to the house. Making cost estimates will be much easier for you this way. Then it’s a simple thing to get prices of what you need.
If no plan is available ask can you measure up for yourself, and take some photos of the bathroom to help you.
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Re: Cost of new bathroom for house we are thinking of buying5
Jan 08, 2007 9:27 pm
We did two bathrooms but we had plumbing etc to move. We had a plumber come in and he also project Managed the whole lot as he had tilers, water proofers, Plasterers that he knew. The bathrooms were 4 x 4m so big jobs with tiling to 1800.
If you don't move plubming you will save some $$$ but as an idea
Plastering about $1200
Tiling (again ours was a big job) $2500
Then you need to purchase your items. Thats where you can save or spend.....
Our downstairs bathroom has a soaker bath and a walk in shower and all up we probably spent around $15k. The upstairs one about $12k....
Re: Cost of new bathroom for house we are thinking of buying6
Jan 09, 2007 12:35 pm
Plumbing if you have the frames exposed and access to under the floor is not that exspensive to move.
I relocated the laundry to a different part of the house, I had to completely plumb in water and sewerage for washing machine, toilet and shower - total cost was $600!
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Jan 19, 2007 12:11 pm
Sheesh some high plumbing prices quoted on here especially as you don't have intention in moving anything !!
Anyway, I re-did my bathroom and did everything myself. This was about 2 years ago so prices may vary. From memmory the materials I used included the following:-
- tiles (floor and walls all the way to the roof)
- cement sheeting (entire floor and wall space)
- tile adhesive and grouting and caulking
- taps and shower head etc..
- plumbing bits (copper, connectors, traps, flexi hosing etc..)
Approx cost was $2600. Add to that about a month of after work hours sweating and cursing
Mind you I didn't go overboard on the items as I was on a budget, but it looks quite good nonetheless. Vanities/taps/showers can cost a bomb, depending on how fancy you want it to look.
It really pays if you can do at least some of the work yourself. Even if you aren't that handy, laying the cement sheeting or dissasembling the old bath are fairly easy tasks. Even installing the vanity is quite easy. And you'll find that "connecting" some of the plumbing yourself is quite easy i.e drainage, vanity/toilet taps using flexi hosing.
Just one thing. You said that the house has only one bathroom which includes the toilet. Hmmm, could be a slight problem if you're in a hurry to go !!! A backup plan you will need. Also, you will need to make sure the taps are terminated so you can turn water on in the rest of the house.
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