This is our second master bathroom remodel so far this summer and our fourth for 2019.

The average bathroom remodel costs between $8,000 and $15,000 depending on the scope. Our most expensive bathroom to date featured a floating walnut double vanity, heated floors, glass tile full-wall backsplash, a trench drain shower room surrounding a tub filled by a spout from the ceiling with teak accents.

The owners in this home were contemplating moving a wall to create space for a HUGE mud-set shower next to a Japanese ofuro.  An ofuro (or furo) is a Japanese style tub that is more vertical than horizontal, usually (but not always) made of wood. They are definitely a treat for the bather, tending to retain heat for longer and allowing the bather to immerse up to chin level. The ofuro tub itself tends to be a bit more expensive but the cost of the most expensive part (the tub filler) tends to skyrocket if floor-mounted.

When the cost for her ofuro and mud-set shower dream exceeded her budget, she opted for a major freshening instead, leaving her tub and shower in place. The major driving factors were the bathroom cabinet starting to fail and the desire to change from a unique texture and paint throughout her master bedroom and bathroom to something more modern. We removed and installed new casing and trim after skim-coating the previous texture. We installed new Coretec LVP flooring, then a new double vanity, replaced a broken door jamb.  

We have used Coretec and Coretec Plus a few times now.  Coretec is even easier to install and more luxurious than our previous favorite, LifeProof.  Coretec has a backing of cork which makes the feel a bit warmer. It is rated, like LifeProof, to go over other flooring.  Since the overall thickness of Coretec is greater, I recommend LifeProof for overlaying other flooring and Coretec for original installs or where the original flooring has been removed. LifeProof is readily available at Home Depot, comes mostly in the popular luxury vinyl planks (LVP). Coretec has a wide choice in planks, but also has some very handsome choices in LVT, luxury vinyl tile.

The cost for this was about half her desired budget limit so we are hoping to hear from her soon about her kitchen!

  • Bedroom Remodel - Before & After
  • Bedroom Remodel - Before & After
  • Bedroom Remodel - Before & After
  • Bathroom Remodel - Before & After
  • Bathroom Remodel - Before & After
  • Bathroom Remodel - Before & After