Not surprisingly, before Naples-area homeowners decide to remodel a bathroom in the home, they want to have at least a fair idea of what that kind of project is going to cost them. That’s just smart thinking. Frankly, it’s one of the more common questions we field from clients and prospects.
And while it’s a good (and fair) question for homeowners to ask, it can be really tricky to give a “one-size-fits-all” answer. There are a lot of variables involved. There is a reliable source for basic information from costvsvalue.com that breaks down what average costs for renovation projects run by area. That’s helpful, because the cost to remodel your Naples-area bathroom will differ from what you’d pay in you were living in the Hamptons or in rural Arkansas.
Even covstvsvalue.com recognizes that there are different levels of remodeling possible. So for the Fort Myers area (that’s as close as they come to Naples) they offer two prices for a bathroom remodel. If you’re looking at doing what they call a “Midrange” remodeling of your bath, they project a fair cost to be in the range of $16,700. If you’re planning on an “Upscale” project, you’re probably looking at a price of about $56,000.
They define a “Midrange” bathroom project as: “Update an existing 5-by-7-foot bathroom. Replace all fixtures to include 30-by-60-inch porcelain-on-steel tub with 4-by-4-inch ceramic tile surround; new single-lever temperature and pressure- balanced shower control; standard white toilet; solid-surface vanity counter with integral sink; recessed medicine cabinet with light; ceramic tile floor; vinyl wallpaper.
An “Upscale” bathroom project is described as: “Expand an existing 35-square-foot bathroom to 100 square feet within existing house footprint. Relocate all fixtures. Include 42-by-42-inch neo-angle shower with ceramic tile walls with accent strip, recessed shower caddy, body-spray fixtures, and frameless glass enclosure. Include a freestanding soaker tub with high-end faucets; stone countertop with two sinks; two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting; a compartmentalized commode area with one-piece toilet; and a humidistat-controlled exhaust fan. Use all color fixtures. Use larger matching ceramic tiles on the floor, laid on the diagonal with ceramic tile base molding. Add general and spot lighting including waterproof shower fixture. Cabinetry shall include a custom drawer base and wall cabinets for a built-in look. Extend HVAC system, and include electric in- floor heating.
You can see that there’s quite a difference in the two types of projects. Your specific requirements or expectations will significantly impact what your project costs. Frankly, we feel that just checking prices on two kinds of bathroom remodeling projects is a bit limiting—and can even be misleading. Here’s a look at the ranges for four different bathroom remodeling projects that we typically work on. We think this gives you a more accurate picture of what you’re likely to spend to create a truly beautiful, oasis-style bathroom in your Florida home.
Of course, even those figures can change depending on the specifics of your project—the scope of what you want to accomplish and the materials and fixtures you plan to use. It does give you a fairly concrete set of parameters, however.
If you’re looking for ideas, I’d invite you to visit our gallery of bathroom projects for some great photos of projects we’ve done in the Naples area. Then, once you’ve decided on what you like, we can give you an accurate estimate based on a real plan.