Master Suite

Project description

Mid-range

On a house with two or three bedrooms, add a 24-by-16-foot master bedroom suite over a crawl space. Include walk-in closet/dressing area, whirlpool tub in ceramic tile platform, separate 3-by-4-foot ceramic tile shower, and double-bowl vanity with solid-surface countertop. Bedroom floor is carpet; bath floor is ceramic tile. Painted walls, ceiling, and trim. General and spot lighting, exhaust fan.

Mid-range
Market Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped
National Average $70,760 $54,376 76.4%
Atlanta 63,696 50,667 79.5
Boston 80,415 92,500 115.0
Buffalo, N.Y. 70,494 18,667 26.5
Chicago 84,881 75,000 88.4
Cincinnati 70,135 43,208 61.6
Cleveland 75,773 50,667 66.9
Columbus, Ohio 68,154 40,875 60.0
Dallas 61,860 40,000 64.7
Denver 66,830 45,000 67.3
Detroit 77,884 40,665 52.2
Houston 66,830 60,024 89.8
Indianapolis 68,409 39,917 58.4
Kansas City, Mo. 69,497 52,000 74.8
Los Angeles 79,685 69,500 87.2
Miami 59,365 63,013 106.1
Milwaukee 75,573 54,050 71.5
Minneapolis 82,354 66,333 80.5
New Orleans 60,707 55,400 91.3
New York 82,199 70,550 85.8
Norfolk, Va. 53,403 33,000 61.8
Orlando, Fla. 60,530 40,600 67.1
Philadelphia 78,059 43,750 56.0
Phoenix 65,074 44,654 68.6
Pittsburgh 70,746 42,334 59.8
Portland, Ore. 74,172 46,444 62.6
Providence, R.I. 72,057 80,000 111.0
St. Louis 77,620 54,419 70.1
Sacramento, Calif. 74,475 52,429 70.4
Salt Lake City 60,969 35,813 58.7
San Antonio 60,600 37,950 62.6
San Diego 77,181 63,016 81.6
San Francisco 87,775 105,975 120.7
Seattle 77,605 65,799 84.8
Tampa, Fla. 57,335 45,100 78.7
Washington, D.C. 64,257 83,848 130.5

Upscale

Add a 24-by-16-foot master suite with spacious sleeping area and sitting area adjacent to large master bath. Include custom bookcases, woodworking details, and built-in storage; high-end gas fireplace; and large walk-in closet/dressing area with natural light, mirrors, and linen storage. Add French doors accessing outdoor space. Bath shall include large walk-in shower with dual shower system, stone shower walls and floor, and frameless glass enclosure. Add whirlpool tub built into stone platform with cabinet front. Include two vanities with stone countertops and large mirrors. Create partitioned area for luxury one-piece toilet. Add hospitality center/kitchenette. Include soundproofing, in-floor heating, custom wall finishes and hardware, general and spot lighting, and lighting controls.

Upscale
Market Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped
National Average $133,993 $103,279 76.9%
Atlanta 125,964 103,381 82.1
Boston 144,158 210,000 145.7
Buffalo, N.Y. 133,352 53,333 40.0
Chicago 148,652 109,500 73.7
Cincinnati 133,101 70,833 53.2
Cleveland 139,041 61,500 44.2
Columbus, Ohio 130,801 56,667 43.3
Dallas 124,102 77,500 62.4
Denver 129,340 82,000 63.4
Detroit 141,339 102,400 72.4
Houston 125,649 106,250 84.6
Indianapolis 131,006 84,333 64.4
Kansas City, Mo. 132,138 103,000 77.9
Los Angeles 143,283 131,667 91.9
Miami 121,735 159,375 130.9
Milwaukee 138,804 102,713 74.0
Minneapolis 148,283 155,000 104.5
New Orleans 122,686 113,000 92.1
New York 146,043 149,750 102.5
Norfolk, Va. 114,908 71,000 61.8
Orlando, Fla. 122,833 85,800 69.9
Philadelphia 141,560 69,250 48.9
Phoenix 127,405 62,000 48.7
Pittsburgh 133,656 73,372 54.9
Portland, Ore. 136,979 90,167 65.8
Providence, R.I. 135,146 137,500 101.7
St. Louis 140,824 114,938 81.6
Sacramento, Calif. 137,418 95,429 69.4
Salt Lake City 123,021 60,714 49.4
San Antonio 122,740 90,714 73.9
San Diego 140,423 121,285 86.4
San Francisco 151,628 174,900 115.3
Seattle 141,059 123,610 87.6
Tampa, Fla. 119,298 86,421 72.4
Washington, D.C. 123,738 125,455 101.4