Contractor Facing Completed Custom Master Bathroom.

How much does a bathroom remodel cost?

Contractor Facing Completed Custom Master Bathroom.

The bathroom has come a long way since the first humble pedestal sink and alcove tub. What people want now is a custom look radiating not utility but “joy and tranquility,” as San Diego-based designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas recently told the trade publication Kitchen & Bath Design News — “a personal retreat with a spa-like atmosphere where they can truly relax.”

Oh, and one that will also, of course, increase the value of their homes.

Cue the dimmable sconces! Throw open the frameless ombré steam shower door! But before getting too comfortable with a remodeling checklist — and its hydronic floor heating, double vanity topped with sea-blue marble and a hulky soaking tub made from volcanic limestone — check your wallet.

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