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5 Variables that Impact the Cost of Your Master Bedroom and Bathroom Addition

5 Variables that Impact the Cost of Your Master Bedroom and Bathroom Addition

If your family is outgrowing your home, you might be considering a master bedroom and bathroom addition. Master bedroom en suites are an excellent investment—they boost your home’s resale value, add extra space to your home, and often include luxury amenities you and your spouse can enjoy.

While thinking about the potential for your beautiful, spacious master bedroom addition, you’ve probably nervously considered the overall cost for your remodeling project.

To help you plan for your new addition with confidence, we created this thorough cost guide with factors that impact a master bedroom and bathroom budget.

Average Cost of a Primary Bedroom and Bathroom Addition

On average, a master bedroom and bathroom addition costs $62,500, but this specific remodeling project can cost as much as $250,000. That’s because various factors significantly impact the cost of your new master bedroom en suite. No two home additions are the same!

As you think about the budget and plan for your master bedroom en suite addition or remodel, check out this helpful blog before hiring a contractor. Also, keep these five crucial cost factors in mind:

Cost Factors for a Master Bedroom and Bathroom

1. Location

The cost of your master bedroom en suite will be significantly impacted by where you choose to build your new addition—on the first floor or the second floor.

First-floor home additions typically cost up to $300 per square foot, and second-floor room additions cost $100 to $300 per square foot. First-floor home additions will require your contractor to excavate the area and lay a new foundation, and second-floor home additions will often require a new staircase.

HomeAdvisor estimates that foundation installation costs $4,000 to $12,000 per 100 square feet, and new staircase installation can cost up to $10,000.

However, it’s important to choose a location that makes the most sense for your home and needs—not just the option that’s the most affordable. Many Cape Cod homes see an excellent return on investment from a second-floor bedroom and bathroom addition, whereas other homeowners may choose a first-floor addition for better accessibility.

2. Size

The size of your primary bedroom and bathroom addition will affect the cost—but not in the way you might think. Often, it’s actually more cost-effective to build a larger expansion.

You’ll pay a majority of your budget during the early stages of the project on permits, excavation, foundation, etc.—which you have to pay for no matter what. And when you pay contractors, they will often charge a base fee for their services, regardless of how large your addition is.

So, when you build a larger space, your cost per square foot will actually decrease!

3. Plumbing and Electrical

The plumbing and electrical cost for your new bathroom addition will impact the overall cost of your project. HomeAdvisor estimates that bathroom plumbing costs roughly $15-40 per square foot and electrical wiring costs $3.20 per square foot.

4. Bedroom Finishes

The finishes and features you choose for your primary bedroom addition, like shelves, lighting, and flooring, impact the overall price.

According to HomeAdvisor, here are the average prices of many popular features you might be considering for your master bedroom en suite:

  • Hardwood Flooring—$6 to $22 per square foot
  • Laminate Flooring—$3 to $10 per square foot
  • Carpet Flooring—$3.50 to $11 per square foot
  • Vinyl Flooring—$3 to $7 per square foot
  • Built-In Bookshelves—$2,510 on average
  • Walk-In Closet—$2,015 on average
  • Closet Organizer—$870 to $2,480 on average
  • Light Fixtures—$150 to $825 on average

5. Bathroom Fixtures

Like bedroom finishes, the style, functionality, and quality of your bathroom fixtures will impact your project’s overall cost. According to HomeAdvisor, HomeGuide, and Remodeling Expense, here are a few expenses to consider.

  • Natural Stone Tile Flooring—$6 to $20 per square foot
  • Ceramic or Porcelain Tile Flooring—$7 to $20 per square foot
  • Granite Vanity—$5 to $60 per square foot
  • Quartz Vanity—$75 per square foot
  • Ceramic or Porcelain Vanity—$6.50 to $19 per square foot
  • Shower—$500 to $1,000 on average
  • Soaking Tub—$967.75 to $1,697.50 on average
  • Toilet—$250 to $400 on average

Check out a recent master bathroom update we completed in Nevillewood

Benefits of Master Bedroom Addition

When you add a master bedroom en suite to your home, you’ll experience tons of amazing benefits that will prove the addition was worth every penny!

  • Enjoy extra space to spread out in your home
  • Relax in an upgraded bathroom with luxury features
  • Add a room to your home for your growing family
  • Increase the resale value of your home with extra rooms upstairs
  • Offer a private space to guests when they visit your home

Building a primary bedroom addition is also an excellent way to expand the home you love, so you don’t have to relocate your family to a new neighborhood. Learn more about the pros and cons of moving versus staying in your home in this helpful article.

Hire a Pittsburgh Design-Build Contractor to Save Time and Money on Your Remodeling Project

Thinking about getting started on your home remodeling project? Before you hire an architect—consider the cost savings of hiring a design-build contractor to complete the job.

When you hire a design-builder, you’ll work with one company as the designer, engineer, and construction team for your master bedroom addition. This streamlined process will save you time, money, and frustrations, so you end up with a new space that fits your vision and needs for your home!

With over 30 years of design-build experience, Action Builders has helped Pittsburgh homeowners expand their houses with beautiful, functional home additions. And we’re ready to help you, too!

Learn more about our home remodeling services to discover the many ways our team can add valuable space to the home you love.