New to this forum.
We are in Massachusetts. Just purchased a home from my Mother's Estate.
The house was originally purchase by my parents in 1974 and renovated.
Now some 40 years later, everything still works but needs updates.
I thought I was making a good move purchasing the home with my husband but now I am wondering if I did the right thing or maybe we are just out of touch with today's labor costs. We do have money saved for projects but now it seems like we didn't consider the labor being as high as it is.
I recently received this quote to renovate the bathroom.
Yes it is a total gutting of the room but we are not changing the layout of the fixtures.
Does anyone think this quote is high - I know I should get two more quotes as well.
This contrator did work on the house about 3 years ago so I know their work ethic and quality is good. Any comments, advice or encouragement would be welcome.
Gut existing bathroom down to framing
Remove existing window
Reframe window opening for smaller window
Install new window
Replace and repair siding on exterior window wall to accommodate for new window
Install new post for beam beneath floor
Frame wall at end of tub area
Install all rough and finish plumbing for new tub, shower valve, toilet, pedestal sink, and faucet
Update electrical in bathroom to code
Insulate exterior walls
Install new subfloor
Install cement board to walls of shower area
Install blue board and a skim coat of plaster to exposed framing
Install tile and grout to shower area, and floor of bathroom
Install bead board paneling three feet up on walls to remainder of bathroom
Install medicine cabinet, and over toilet cabinet
Paint walls, ceiling, and trim in bathroom with two coats of paint
Remove debris created
Allowance for tub, shower valve, toilet, sink, faucet, medicine cabinet, and over toilet cabinet would be $1200
Estimate does not include changing of vent pipes for plumbing
Total cost for all labor, materials, and trash removal would be - $20,000.00