South Jersey Powder Room Remodeling
Ideal Remodeling recently completed a few South Jersey powder room remodeling projects. I’ve heard people say, “It’s just a powder room!” …and those people are usually husbands!
The powder room is one of the most used but under appreciated rooms in the home. It’s the extra bathroom where all of your personal hygiene products aren’t laying around. It’s the place where guests can really take a good look around without seeming like they are snooping! I recently had a conversation with a client and she said something that really made me think. “I can’t wait to get this done so I won’t be embarrassed when entertaining.” So, just a powder room? I have to disagree!
Many homes were built before powder rooms were a thing. Actually, the name “Powder Room” was used in the 1700’s to refer to a small room where one would go to powder their wig. Indoor plumbing wasn’t around yet and as it became available this room was the perfect room for it. The name just stuck.
Adding a powder room is a great upgrade and keeps guests from having to use a bathroom in the more private sections of your home. Sometimes building a small section off of a common room or taking a large closet and converting it is simple. With the small amount of space the room takes up there could be several potential locations where it would fit.
Average cost of South Jersey powder room remodeling projects
It can be a fairly inexpensive project. A basic remodel with vinyl plank flooring, new vanity, sink, faucet, toilet, lighting, mirror and fresh paint can be $5,000 – $6,500. Higher end cabinetry, fixtures and tile can raise the price to about $8,000 – $10,000. Adding a powder room will be as low as $10,000 and as much as $15,000 depending on the location and the difficulty to tie in the plumbing.
The bottom line is don’t neglect the Powder Room! Everyone has to see it. It is a project that is quick and easy but won’t break the bank!