I met with two bathroom designers to get estimates on upgrading my bathroom and the figures were a little high. The first company gave me a quote for around $18K and the second one gave me a quote for about $21. They told me that my bathroom could easily be a $50K remodel.
Heres my issue....
I feel that if I put that money into my master bathroom, I will be over remodeled for my neighborhood considering the amount I spend on my yard and my kitchen. Looking at zestimates for my neighborhood, my house is already at the top of the price range. Yes, I know we should not think of resale values and do what makes us comfortable, however, in this economy, I want to make sure I am being fiscally responsible and not overspending when I dont need to.
The things that they were going to fix were....
Pulling out the carpet and putting tiles on the floor
Putting tiles in the shower stall and taking out the ceramic stall.
Tiling the surround of the tub
More updated countertops (not granite... I cant remember the material).
And then the goal was for me to remove the wall paper and paint the walls gray, replace the hardware with nickel hardware, take out the shower doors and replace with a more updated look, frame the mirror and replace the lighting.
At this point, I do not want to spend that much so I have to figure out creative ways to update the look of my bathroom without breaking the bank. I figure id put a cap of about $5000 on it and dream that one day, I could win the lottery and have a beautiful spa bathroom in my million dollar home **SMILE**
My house is worth between $180 and $200K so how could I justify spending $20 - $50K on so small a square footage after already spending between $20K to $30K on my yard and kitchen?? Its a 3300 sq ft, 5 bdr 2.5bth house, in a surburban part of Dallas, TX.