How old is the home? If it were built before 1978 and the work will disturb more than 6 square feet of painted surface, the work would be subject to the Federal law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes, child care facilities and schools, built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. You can dowload a copy of the EPA's "Lead Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right" publication on the Remodeling page of my webstie http://www.chuckmillerconstruction.com
What fixtures are currently installed?
- Tub (Fiberglass or Iron?)
- Shower (Fiberglass or tile surround? Glass shower doors?)
- Vanity (How many sinks?)
Do we need to provide new fixtures?
- Tub / Shower
- Sinks / Faucets
The loose toilet could simply be the result of a rusted toiltet ring and not rotten subflooring. Is there any other evidence of possible moisture damage, i.e. buckled or loose flooring?
What is the existing flooring, i.e. vinyl, vinyl tile, ceramic tile?
If there is no evidence of possible moisture damage, do you want to replace the existing flooring? If yes, with what material?
Light fixtures? Bath exhaust fans?
Remodeling magazine just published their 2013 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. I just posted a link to the download on my homepage http://www.chuckmillerconstruction.com.
They estimate the cost of mid-range bathroom remodel at $14,367. It is defined as an update to an existing 5-by-7-foot bathroom, including replacing 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.
Our experience has been that we can usually do the work for much less.
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-BarbaraAnn Williamson, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty Boise