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Where Your Money Goes for a Bathroom Remodel

Per square foot, no room in the house takes more work or costs more money to remodel than the bathroom. The combination of plumbing, moisture content, electrical wiring and decorating schemes packed into the smallest residential spaces create unique demands on bathroom remodeling. Yet, these same demands also place unmatched value on bathroom spaces, whether in terms of day-to-day living or home property values.

Like a kitchen remodel, there will be substantial costs in finished products from flooring, bathtubs, shower surrounds, cabinets, countertops and numerous bathroom fixtures. These products, however, don’t typically have the same price tags as major kitchen appliances or full cabinet and countertop installations.

Plus, bathroom remodeling is a more labor-intensive process between tearing out old bathroom amenities or tedious tile and plumbing installation: Sixty to 70% of bathroom remodel costs are labor and expenses, and about 30 to 40% is finished product.

Of course, this cost breakdown indicates only an estimated average, as the cost breakdown of specific projects can vary quite a bit.

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