How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

Here’s a recent e-mail inquiry, probably the most frequently asked questions about remodeling:

What is the average cost to remodel a bathroom including labor? My house is 30 years old. The room size is 11 feet long by 7.5 feet wide. I want a larger tub with shower, one sink with vanity, and one toilet. A very average mid-range bathroom. Price should include tearout of old bathroom.

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Free Up Your Weekend With Proper Drains Maintenance

Make more quality time for weekend recreation by having the peace of mind in knowing your plumbing drains are functioning properly. There’s no need to wait time after time for slow draining sinks to empty. Here are long-term maintenance steps that will ensure your drains will run freely, and that won’t require expensive and dangerous drain cleaning products or that ubiquitous plumber’s helper, the plunger. You’ll have more golf time, guaranteed.

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Water Heater Maintenance

I flushed my natural gas fired water heater last weekend. No, I wasn’t playing poker, and this was certainly not a gamble. I was just performing annual maintenance to increase the lifespan and sustain energy efficiency of a major home appliance. On the contrary, not flushing a tank annually is a gamble that increases the odds of premature water heater failure. And premature failure odds increase if you have an electric water heater, where sediment will bury and corrode the heating element inside the bottom of the tank. Why be suprised by a water damaged carpet or the replacement cost of a new water heater when a few minutes of preventive maintenance can give you the winning hand?
Flushing is an annual chore relatively easy to do, and doesn’t take too much time while 40 or 50 gals water drains and refills the water heater. Flushing removes calcium, lime, or other mineral sediment build-up on the bottom of the tank that otherwise reduces capacity and insulates the water from the bottom fired gas burner or in-tank electrical element, reducing heating efficiency. Annual maintenance is important is an area such as Salt Lake City, where the water is somewhat alkaline. . . .

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Reference Articles

Hi, I’m Samantha, Dave’s cat and erswhile assistant in all things pertaining to construction. While Dave’s away working on a current remodeling project, I do research on the Internet to keep you folks up to date.  I am using this blog today to post several articles revelant to residential remodeling.

Here are  links to two articles by Kohler ( ), manufacturer of plumbing fixtures, I know may interest anyone thinking of a bathroom or kitchen remodel.

This first link is for kitchen remodeling considerations. =

This second link is for bathroom remodeling considerations. =

Here are two links from, the first discusses the current remodeling climate in general.

This second article from discusses green building as it pertains to remodeling.

I hope you find these articles useful.

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07-23-09 Earnings Report  Whirlpool Corp., whose brands include Maytag and KitchenAid, reported a significant drop in second quarter consumer demand as revenue dropped 18 percent. Second quarter profit dropped 33 percent, though results were better than analysts expected, and the company brightened its full-year forecast.

11-16-11  Whirlpool hits the big 1-0-0! The appliance manufacturing giant recaps some of it's milestones as it nears it's 100 year anniversary. 1948 — The Nineteen Hundred Corporation successfully launches the first Whirlpool brand name automatic washing machine. 1975 — Whirlpool plays a key role in crafting U.S. Energy Policy and Conservation Act. 1986 — Whirlpool purchases the iconic KitchenAid brand. 2003 — Whirlpool Corporation becomes the world's first appliance manufacturer to set a global greenhouse gas reduction target.

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  • IKEA Launches New Smart Lighting Line

    Following in the footsteps of GE, Phillips, and a host of others, IKEA is now officially offering its own line of smart lights scheduled to be available in the U.S. by the end of April.

  • JCPenney Gets Into the Remodeling Game

    Since 2012, not a year has passed that JCPenney didn’t close more stores than it opened due to falling revenue. Sales last year were down 30 percent from where they were in 2011, according to Fortune. But the department store has a plan to recapture at least some of that lost revenue: home remodeling. 

    “With the resurgence of the housing market, consumers are spending more than $300 billion annually to upgrade their homes since nearly two-thirds of the nation’s homes are over 30 years old,” said Marvin Ellison, chairman and CEO of JCPenney, in a release. 

  • NARI Rolls Out New Accreditation Program

    The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has unveiled a new accreditation program—a first for the trade group.

    Traditionally, NARI’s certification programs have focused on individual remodelers’ knowledge and professionalism. To date, there hasn’t been an accreditation program for remodeling businesses—until now.