September 21, 2023

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Grasp Bed room To Wheelchair Accessible Grasp Lavatory Conversion – How A lot Did It Price? (Price Breakdown And Sources)

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On the finish of 2022, I confirmed y’all our completed grasp rest room that took 18 months to complete. For those who missed that complete earlier than and after publish, you possibly can click on right here to see all of these footage. I had promised that I might collect the sources and the price of the transform for you, and I lastly had the chance to sit down down and undergo 18 months value of receipts to determine simply how a lot our grasp bedroom-to-master rest room conversion value us.

The entire purpose we wanted to do that conversion within the first place is as a result of Matt (he’s my husband, for these of you who’re new round right here) has M.S. and is confined to a wheelchair. So he wants a big rest room with loads of room to maneuver round, a wheelchair accessible vainness, and a big, curbless, wheelchair accessible bathe.

So beginning again in the summertime of 2021, we employed a contractor and had him and his employees get to work. My household and I had already achieved the entire demolition on the room, so the contractor took a room that appeared like this…

master bathroom demo day 15

…and turned it into this, with the entire “foundational” work completed, however not one of the fairly, ending work achieved…

Getting the room to that time required shifting a wall to sq. up the room and provides us a rest room that’s 18.5′ x 12.5′. So the toilet is 231.25 sq. toes. That’s nicely over twice the scale of my kitchen. 😀

So how a lot did it value to have the contractor do all of this work? Right here’s how these prices break down, together with the overall we paid out to the contractor.

Contractor Prices:

  • Demoing and reframing hallway wall – $1,230.00
  • Pocket door framing set up – $550.00
  • Joist restore – $450.00
  • Plumbing restore (to do away with the remaining forged iron plumbing) – $1,300.00
  • Framing – $1,200.00
  • OSB subfloor – $1,864.00
  • Hardiboard subfloor – $1,258.00
  • Electrical – $1,430.00
  • Subfloor insulation – $694.00
  • Wall insulation – $361.00
  • Tough-in plumbing – $3,000.00
  • Drywall – $3,730.00
  • Bathe pan set up – $1,400.00
  • Rest room set up – $75.00
  • Bathtub set up – $800.00
  • Contractor charges – $1,840.00

After the contractor completed his half, it was as much as me to take the room from what you see within the picture above and switch it into this…

The entire venture took a year-and-a-half as a result of it was simply so in depth, and I received overwhelmed with it on a number of events and needed to flip my consideration to different issues. Plus, final 12 months was a really thrilling 12 months for us, stuffed with a complete lot of latest and non-house-related issues, so these issues took my consideration away from the toilet as nicely.

However I lastly completed the entire rest room in December 2022. Once more, when you missed the entire earlier than and after publish, you possibly can click on right here to see the entire footage and particulars. There’s much more to see in that publish than there shall be on this one.

Among the many first initiatives I needed to sort out within the room was the entire tile — the bathe partitions and ground, the bathroom space ground, and the principle rest room ground. The bathe alone was a beast of a venture as a result of it’s so massive.

So right here’s how the entire tile and tile provide prices break down. I’m positive I’ve forgotten some issues, however they might be minor prices.

Tile & Grout

The most important problem on this complete rest room was constructing the walnut vanities and storage cupboard. It took me a really very long time to determine the right way to make the vanities wheelchair accessible with out making them appear to be wheelchair accessible vanities (if you realize what I imply). My closing resolution was to construct table-style vanities with loads of room beneath, after which add a storage cupboard between them to make up for the dearth of storage on the precise vanities.

I knew that constructing with walnut would value fairly a bit greater than constructing with a decrease grade lumber that may very well be painted. I used to be anticipating the upper value, and prepared to pay it as a result of I actually wished walnut for this function wall, and that is our grasp rest room, so the added expense was value it to me.

What I wasn’t relying on was the price of the quartz counter tops. I imply…YIKES!!! Granted, of the samples that caught my eye, and that I introduced residence, I did go together with the costliest one. It’s the one I favored essentially the most, and I simply stored telling myself that it’s value it as a result of it’s our grasp rest room. I’m very glad I went with it, but it surely positive did blow that vainness and storage cupboard price range out of the water.

I assume it’s actually not dangerous contemplating we’re speaking about walnut “furnishings” spanning a 12.5-foot wall. Right here’s how these prices break down.

Walnut Vanities & Storage Cupboard

All the plumbing fixtures actually added up as nicely. It’s very troublesome to seek out a complete line of matching fixtures to suit your precise wants and needs, however I ended up going with the Delta Trinsic line within the Champagne Bronze for the entire steel plumbing fixtures.

Right here’s the breakdown of the entire plumbing fixtures for the room…

Plumbing Fixtures

About half of the lighting for the room is fairly customary — extremely skinny ceiling lights, gentle and exhaust fan combos. However then I wished some good sconces flanking the vainness mirrors, and I wished a bubble gentle above the bathtub. I wished the bubble gentle to be an attention grabbing function within the room, so once I couldn’t discover one accessible that suited my wants and my style, I made a decision to DIY my very own bubble gentle.

Right here’s how the prices of the entire lighting break down for the room…


Had we achieved this rest room transform earlier than 2020, the price of the entire lumber, in addition to the French door, would have been about half of what I ended up paying. However lumber as of late is so costly! And while you’re doing wainscoting and many trim in a very massive room, these prices add up rapidly.

I needed to undergo 18 months of Dwelling Depot receipts, which may get fairly complicated. So the price of the lumber and trim is the perfect estimate I might provide you with.

Lumber & Constructing Merchandise

The primer, paint, and clear topcoat (used for cupboard drawers) is fairly customary in each room I do. However distinctive to this room is the Trendy Masters Venetian plaster. I needed to combine the colour myself to get precisely what I wished, so sadly, I don’t have a components to move alongside to those that have requested concerning the colour.

I had achieved the same method in my mother’s grasp rest room transform over a decade in the past (and it’s nonetheless stunning as we speak), however this was my first time working with the Trendy Masters Venetian plaster. It value fairly a bit greater than latex paint, however I believe the ultimate look was nicely value the fee. (Truly, it prices about the identical as Benjamin Moore Aura paint, so it’s equal in value to a top quality latex paint.)

Right here’s the fee breakdown for the paint and different finishes for the room…

Paint & Finishes

Since this rest room is so huge, it wanted far more ornamental gadgets than a regular rest room may want. I did a butterfly gallery wall, constructed a big glass-front storage cupboard, put in a mural behind the tub, and so on.

I didn’t put each little factor on this listing. I attempted to maintain it to the principle bathroomy stuff. So right here’s how the prices of the ornamental gadgets break down…

Ornamental Objects

This closing class was, by far, the toughest class to determine. I attempted my hardest to separate these issues that had been bought particularly for the toilet (sandpaper, caulk, wooden filler, sanding discs, blades, and so on.) from these issues that I bought whereas engaged on the toilet, however can use for a lot of different initiatives down the road (just like the set of gap noticed attachments for my drill). So that is simply my greatest estimate, however I believe it’s fairly shut…


  • Miscellaneous provides – $650.00 (estimate)

And that’s it! So how a lot did this huge venture — turning a master suite into an enormous wheelchair accessible rest room value?

GRAND TOTAL: $40,868.79

That’s a big quantity to pay for one room. I’m very nicely conscious of that. 🙂 However in the entire scheme of issues, I’m fairly happy with that value. (Bear in mind, this is likely one of the causes we purchased a home that solely value $80,000. We wished to have the ability to totally customise it to suit our wants, and to sort out every room as we saved up cash for it in order that we wouldn’t be taking over an enormous mortgage and losing 1000’s upon 1000’s of {dollars} on curiosity. This fashion, we do it on our timeline, accrue no debt, pay zero curiosity, and have precisely what we wish in the long run.)

Contemplating how massive the toilet is, and the way open and helpful it’s for my wheelchair-bound husband, I believe it’s value it. And contemplating that we’re post-pandemic, and every part prices far more than it did pre-2020, that’s simply the best way issues go as of late. The whole lot prices extra, and there’s actually no approach round that.

I’m very glad I DIYed half of the room myself, although. I’m fairly positive that quantity would have been nearer to $60,000 (or extra) had I employed out each final little bit of this room and hadn’t achieved something myself. So though that closing quantity is sort of massive, I’m very assured that I saved us fairly a big chunk of cash with my DIYing. And that’s cash that may go in the direction of ending up my studio with all of that customized cabinetry that I have to construct!

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