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Bathrooms

Image Contracting creates award-winning and magazine-featured bathrooms for the most discerning clientele...

Does your bathroom need a makeover? Maybe just a new vanity? Or, maybe it's time to realize your dream of a Pinterest® bathroom! When it comes to bathrooms, we do it all. 

Our bathroom projects fall into one of two broad categories: bathroom makeovers (cosmetic updates) and full bathroom remodels

Bathroom Makeover

This type of project is intended to breathe new life into a tired space. Have you had enough of your green sinks and pink countertops? A project in this category could be as small as changing out a vanity, sinks and countertop or refreshing and replacing just about everything except for a shower and/or bathtub. Depending on overall scope and size of the project, it may or may not include a tiled tub surround. You could also expect a powder room update to fall into this category.

Full Bathroom Remodel

Here is where we find most potential clients get tripped-up with their budget expectations. A full bathroom remodel is a major remodeling project and in a nutshell will cost as much as, or even more than, a kitchen remodel.

The best way to determine where your project falls, or where you want it to fall, is to review our general guidelines below.

 

With limited exceptions for smaller makeovers, an Image Contracting bathroom project will start at $50,000, with the majority of our master bathroom projects falling in the $75,000-$100,000 range. 

What to expect...

Of all the remodel projects we do, people seem to have the least idea of what to expect budget-wise when it comes to bathrooms. Perhaps it's the small space that's deceptive.

According to Remodeling Magazine, the 2021 average cost of a mid-range bathroom remodel is around $26,000 and an upscale major bathroom remodel is around $76,000. Size, layout, finishes chosen, and any relocation or addition of plumbing will dramatically affect these averages.

Here are some budget guidelines based on our experience: 

Bathroom Makeover

Budget:

$5,000-

$40,000

A project of this type could include:

  • Cosmetic gut (remove vanity, toilet, flooring, baseboard trim)

  • Some drywall and cosmetic repairs

  • Paint ceiling, walls, trim

  • New flooring

  • New vanity, countertop, sink(s)

  • New toilet

  • New mirror or surface-mount medicine cabinet

  • Updated lighting fixtures (no re-wiring or additions)

  • New plumbing fixtures (faucets, shower trim)

  • Basic plumbing to connect sinks and toilet

  • New towel bars, hooks, TP holder

Full Bathroom Remodel

Budget:

$50,000-

$unlimited

A project of this type could include:

 

  • Full design of space

  • Full gut (remove vanity, toilet, flooring, baseboard trim, shower and/or bathtub, ceiling and walls as needed)

  • Reconfigure space as planned

  • Framing new walls

  • Plumbing and electric reconfiguration

  • Drywall and cosmetic repairs

  • Full tile walk-in shower or tiled tub surround

  • Glass shower doors

  • Free-standing or sunken tub

  • Paint ceiling, walls, trim

  • New flooring

  • New vanity, countertop, sink(s)

  • New toilet

  • New mirror or recessed/surface-mount medicine cabinet

  • Updated/new lighting fixtures 

  • New plumbing fixtures 

  • New towel bars, hooks, TP holder

Here is a small sampling of some of the projects we have completed to give you an idea
of the diversity of things we can do.

 

Click the "View Project" button to view more detailed photos.

Bedford EuroSpa

We were proud to be recognized with a Gold Cornerstone Award from the NH Home Builders Association for this dramatic transformation. This is an en suite master bathroom in Bedford, NH. Our clients had a definite vision for their dream bath, and it's a stark contrast to the typical New England style. Having spent many years living abroad in Europe, they wanted to re-create the sleek, clean lines they were accustomed to, while incorporating luxurious functionality. The end result feels like the oasis of a fine European-style spa.


The old bathroom had an old and unused sunken whirlpool-style tub, outdated finishes and a cave-

 

like stall shower/toilet area. It's now open, airy and bright! We added some unique trick finishes like the app-controlled under vanity LED lighting to further highlight its floating design and to offer functional night-lighting. The waterfall edge on the quartz countertop and wave-tile wainscoting on the walls are timeless in their opulent neutrality.

* This project was also featured in the Sept/Oct 2021 issue of NH Home Magazine.

Click "View Project" to see more!

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"Old Navy"

Another Bedford master bathroom. Our clients (husband and wife) are both retired Naval officers. Thus the "Dress Blue" cabinets and other details And, they wanted to recreate the vintage feel of the turn-of-the-20th century home in Virginia they recently moved from.

Image Contracting is known for executing unique designs. But, it's extra special when our clients are involved with every step because they have a vision. And, we get to give that vision life!

This beautiful bathroom is definitely one-of-a-kind, and like all the bespoke designs we build, not something you'll see every day.

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Upscale Update

 

This is an en suite master bathroom in Bedford, NH. It was the original, typical early 2000s "upscale" builder bathroom, complete with corner tub and vinyl checkerboard floor! 

We gave this bathroom a high-end update on a budget. Click on "View Project" for details and more photos. 

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Hall Bath Happiness

This is an example of a full - but basic - bathroom remodel.

This was a second floor hall bath we completed in Amherst, NH.  It is the only bathroom for the 3 upstairs bedrooms. As you can see, this space began with outdated cabinetry, green tiles, less-than-attractive light fixtures and even a mismatched window.

This bathroom was stripped to the studs and everything except the wall-hung toilet is brand new. We even performed some creative woodwork to replace the old-school lever door handle with a locking door knob in a finish to match the other fixtures.

Click on "View Project" for more photos. 

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Powerhouse Powder Room

This is one of our favorite projects! The whimsy and elegance is undeniable. This is a small powder room right off the kitchen. It was boring and bland, utilitarian at best, and our clients wanted to make a statement.

 

This shows how you can take a small space and make it something special.

Click "View Project" to see the gallery.

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New Love

This is a full bath we updated in Nashua, NH. At our first meeting, our client said she literally hated going into her bathroom. She said just being in there made her angry. It had been remodeled quite badly as a DIY project by a previous homeowner. In fact, the bulk of time and cost on this project was correcting everything that was wrong, from plumbing and electric to trim and paint. 

Aside from correcting problems, our prime directive was: the useless pedestal sink had to go. Our client had zero usable space to even put a toothbrush on. 

Our client reported to us after finishing the project that she loved her new bathroom and it had actually become her new "happy place".

Click on "View Project" for a full description and more photos.

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Basic Update

This full guest bath in Bedford, NH got a complete overhaul. This shows the difference a "basic update" can make with minimal modifications. New flooring, new vanity, new medicine cabinet, new lighting, and of course the wallpaper was removed and walls & ceiling painted.

Click on "View Project" for the full story and more photos.

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Little Gem

This small powder room is right off the kitchen and was part of a first floor remodel and new kitchen project. 

This tiny space experienced a major change. We removed the tile floor and installed hardwood to match the rest of the flooring. Replaced all the trim with new white trim, including upgraded baseboards. Repaired drywall, painted, and installed a new navy blue vanity with gold handles and a gold faucet

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