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How Much Is a Pennsylvania Master Suite Remodel?

Tilghman Builders Team
By Tilghman Builders Team - October 4, 2023

So, you’re thinking about a master suite addition or remodel — how exciting! After all, who doesn’t love a beautiful space of their own to retreat to and relax? 

When embarking on a home improvement project like this, the first question our clients in Pennsylvania typically ask is: “How much does a master bedroom remodel cost?”

It’s a great question, but it’s not exactly easy to answer with a quick one-liner, especially before an in-depth consultation. Here are a couple of ballpark figures to give you a general idea:

  • A Pennsylvania master bedroom and bathroom addition can range from $100,000 to $150,000.
  • Rebuilding a master bathroom can range from $40,000 to $100,000.
  • The average cost to remodel a master bedroom is around $60,000.

Keep in mind that these are just rough numbers and should be taken with a grain of salt.Factors in Master Suite Cost_TB Portfolio

There are actually multiple factors that play into the total cost of a master suite project in Pennsylvania, including:

  • Choosing a master suite addition vs remodel
  • Finishes and features
  • First story vs second story addition

Now, let’s look at each one of those factors a little more in-depth to help you better understand what can impact your total master bedroom renovation cost. 


Pennsylvania Master Suite Addition vs. RemodelAddition vs Remodel_TB Portfolio

Your dream master suite can be accomplished in one of two ways: a remodel or an addition. Between the two, an addition is definitely more costly. So if your budget is somewhat limited, a remodel may be the way to go.

A master suite remodel involves using the existing space in your home. It could mean simply upgrading your existing master suite, incorporating space from another room to add onto your existing master, or transforming an unfinished space, like a garage or basement master suite.

A master suite addition, on the other hand, is literally adding onto your home to create your new master oasis. 


Finishes and FeaturesFinishes and Features_TB Portfolio

The finishes and features you choose for your project can greatly affect your total master suite remodel cost. Features to consider include:

  • Premium countertop materials, such as granite and quartz
  • Flooring type
  • Single vs double shower heads
  • Soaker or clawfoot tub
  • Custom closet
  • Heated floors
  • Lighting fixture upgrades
  • His and hers bathrooms

Make sure to work closely with your contractor to help you stay on budget. They can make recommendations to cut costs and keep you on track but still give you a master suite you will totally love. 


First Story vs. Second Story AdditionFirst vs Second Story_TB Portfolio

If you’re going the route of adding onto your home, you have two choices: to build up or bump out

“Bumping out” keeps the addition on the first floor, which is definitely the more economical, budget-friendly choice. But not everyone has the yard space they can sacrifice for a first-story master suite addition. That’s where “building up” a second-story addition comes into play.

A second-story addition can give you a lot of space for your dream master suite. That means plenty of room for big walk-in closets, his and hers sinks, double shower heads, and a spacious master bedroom with a reading nook. Sounds amazing, right? We couldn’t agree more.

Remember that a second-story addition is one of the most expensive home improvement projects. In fact, HomeGuide quoted the average 20x20 master suite addition cost to be approximately $34,400 to $62,200.

At the end of the day, no matter what type of addition you go with, you’re still adding a considerable amount of living space. By doing that, you’re not only getting more enjoyment out of your house but also increasing the property value. Sounds like a win-win to us!


Work With a Pennsylvania Home Builder to Create Your Dream Master Suite

As you can see, there are multiple factors that can affect the total cost of your master suite addition or remodel project.

If your whole wish list isn’t attainable with your current budget, don’t worry. A good contractor or homebuilder should be able to see your vision and make recommendations to cut costs and still deliver a beautiful oasis you will enjoy for years.

Speaking of which, we would love to help you with your master suite! Contact us today to start discussing your dream space with our team of home renovation experts.

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