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How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost in Northern Virginia

How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost in Northern Virginia

When it comes to home renovation projects, bathroom remodeling may not seem all that exciting. After all, it’s easy to forget how much time you spend in that space, engaging in self-care and personal activities such as showering, shaving, and getting dressed. You deserve a master bathroom remodel that pampers you.

On the flip side, bathrooms can also be shared spaces in your house that family members and guests are sure to utilize when visiting. For both your sake and theirs, it is gratifying to have bathrooms that are highly functional while also possessing design elements and features that engender an inviting, peaceful atmosphere. Whether you’re planning to be in your Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, Alexandria, or Northern Virginia home long-term or preparing to sell it, a bathroom remodel can go a long way in creating that optimal environment.

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How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Bathroom?

As with any home renovation project, the cost of your bathroom remodel depends primarily on the scope of the project, the features and materials you choose, and the Arlington bathroom remodeler you work with. With that in mind, it’s important to first determine the purpose of your bathroom renovation.

If you’re planning to sell, focusing on repairs and augmenting functionality tend to help you recoup the greatest percentage of your bathroom remodel cost in resale value, according to the "2022 Cost vs. Value Report." On the other hand, if you simply want to upgrade the space for your personal use and are less concerned with the resale value, that’s a good reason to indulge on the specific features and finishes you prefer.

Remodeling’s “2022 Cost vs. Value Report” breaks down the cost of bathroom remodels and additions according to scope or what upgrades are included in each respective project. Although the numbers in the report are based on bathroom remodeling costs in Washington, D.C., they can give you a rough estimate of how much a similar bathroom remodeling project in Falls Church or Arlington may cost.

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Bathroom Remodel – Midrange

The cost of a midrange bathroom remodel is typically $28,432, with a resale value of $21,440, which is a 74.4 percent return on investment. This figure allows for a 5 x 7 foot bathroom remodel that includes replacing fixtures with common models, such as a standard white toilet, porcelain-on-steel tub with ceramic tile surround, solid-surface vanity counter, ceramic tile floor, and vinyl wallpaper or paint. Smaller bathrooms or half bathrooms cost even less to remodel with midrange materials. 

Bathroom Remodel Costs in Arlington VA

Bathroom Remodel – Upscale

For an upscale bathroom remodel, you can expect to pay an average of $84,667. Although the ROI is slightly lower than that of a midrange remodel – or 52.4% – it’s still a worthwhile investment for many homeowners. For an upscale remodel, you not only update fixtures but may also move or expand them. Additional luxury features may include a freestanding soaker tub with high-end faucets, stone countertops, a compartmentalized commode area, spotlighting, and customized cabinetry.

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Bathroom Addition – Midrange

Another option for renovating your home is a bathroom addition. For a midrange project, the average job cost is about $68,120. The resale value is approximately $32,504, or 47.7%. These numbers are based on the addition of a 6-by-8-foot bathroom over a crawlspace that would include a white fiberglass tub/shower, a cultured-stone vanity top with a molded sink, a white low-profile toilet, a mirrored medicine cabinet, a linen storage closet or cabinet, ceramic tile floor, and general and spotlighting. Consider a 3/4 bathroom (shower, no tub) for your bathroom addition, or a new half bath for your main floor. If you don't need a tub, you can save space and expense.

How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost in Northern Virginia

Bathroom Remodel – Upscale

For an upscale bathroom remodel, the average job cost is upwards of $118,949, while the resale value is about $59,854, or 50.3%. For an upscale bathroom remodel, consider adding a new 100-square-foot master bathroom to an existing master bedroom. This addition would include many similar features of a midrange addition – although with more high-end materials and finishes – along with an extra sink, electric in-floor heating, a compartmentalized commode area, a freestanding soaker tub, a humidistat-controlled exhaust fan, and extended HVAC. A custom master bathroom makes a difference in daily life.

Bathroom Remodel: Cost vs. Benefit

Any type of bathroom upgrade – whether it’s an addition or remodel – will typically result in increasing the value of your home. More importantly, bathroom renovations can transform a space you generally spend ample time in each day to make it more functional, comfortable and inviting.

Our team at Silva Construction Group can collaborate with you on what bathroom upgrades are most suitable for the space you have and then develop a budget based on your project specifications. Reach out here to tell us more about your bathroom or another remodeling project.


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“The Value of a Bathroom Remodel.” Angie’s List. Accessed online at https://www.angieslist.com/articles/value-bathroom-remodel.htm

“2022 Cost vs. Value Report.” Remodeling, Hanley Wood Media Inc. Accessed online at https://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2022/south-atlantic/washington-dc/

The Value of a Bathroom Remodel.” Angie’s List. Accessed online at https://www.angieslist.com/articles/value-bathroom-remodel.htm