I'm thinking about putting a small South Philly bath in my third floor walk-in closet. It's directly above the 2nd floor bathroom, so I doubt piping will be an issue, and the closet space is large -- a good bit larger than some South Philly baths I've seen. Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good plumber or contractor to get this job done. Also, any idea what kind of price range I'd be looking at? I would go cheap and small, but would like a full bath if possible (just stall, not tub). I've been hearing entire job with labor would range around 3,500 - 4K. Think this is in the ballpark? Thanks.
Ask for recommendations from friends that have had similar work done. You can also ask hardware or plumbing supply clerks for suggestions.
Your on the low side of the budget. I think your looking at, at least 10k for a soup to nuts bathroom like you describe. Its a little more involved than you might think. I'm sure your going to want some electricity in this bathroom, vent fan, drywall, trim, paint, tile, lights ect ect. When you think of it like that you realize that materials alone could cost $3500 to 4k.
Just because the existing bathroom is underneath doesn't mean making all those plumbing connections would be simple. Its still likely that a bunch of your downstairs bath ,and maybe the ceiling below that, would get torn up to access the existing plumbing, you have to add those repairs into the budget also.
I've done a couple projects similar to this where I worked with more handy home owners who were on a tight budget. Basically I roughed in the plumbing and made myself available for any questions they might have while they did their own renovations. Then came back later to make final connections. When its a second bath the timeline is a lot more forgiving. I always tell people you can have 2 out of 3 of the following things. Cheap, Fast, High quality. You just have to figure out which 2 you want.
Yeah, I really think you're looking at a minimum of $8-10K for a full bath with a stall shower. You didn't give the measurements of the space, but for a bath (even with a shower instead of a tub) you're going to need a minimum of something like 5' x 8'. Don't want your feet in the shower while sitting on the toilet!
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Quality work. Your 3500 estimate is a little under but I beleive 10k is too high. Give them a call and they will come out for an estimate.... Free.
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