How Much Does a Master Suite Addition Cost in Atlanta?

Posted by Jim Walker on May 13, 2019 9:40:00 AM

The Master Suite in your home is a unique place. In many respects, it’s a world of its own where you can retreat, relax, and be refreshed. Of course, it takes some careful planning on your part and exceptional craftsmanship on the part of your designer/builder to ensure that the private space you create is everything you want it to be.

And naturally, a good plan has to have a realistic budget. You might even want to pursue a home remodeling loan. So, how much does a Master Suite addition cost in Atlanta?

Starting With a Broad Brushstroke Budget

It’s impossible to create an exact budget for a Master Suite addition until you know all of the specifics of the project. Still, it’s helpful to have a general idea of what your addition will cost. Fortunately, broad brushstroke costs are available for this kind of project in the Atlanta area.

The Remodeling 2019 Cost vs. Value Report (© 2019 Hanley Wood Media Inc.) provides that kind of overview. Complete data from the Remodeling 2019 Cost vs. Value Report can be downloaded free at

Defining the Scope of the Project

Before jumping into the costs, it’s important to define exactly what the project will include. Here’s how The Remodeling 2019 Cost vs. Value Report defines the details of two Master Suite additions in the Atlanta area. The first is a midrange addition and the second is an upscale addition.

Average Cost of a Master Suite Addition

This addition calls for adding a 24x16-foot master bedroom suite over a crawlspace. It includes a walk-in closet/dressing area, a free-standing soaker tub, a separate 3x4- foot ceramic tile shower, and a double-bowl vanity with solid-surface countertop. The bedroom floor will be carpeted. The contractor will install tile in the bathroom. All walls, ceilings, and trim will be painted. The contractor will install general and spot lighting, and an exhaust fan.

You can expect to pay approximately $129,455 for a project of this kind in the Atlanta area.

If you sell your home in the future, you can expect to recoup approximately 67 percent of your cost—or about $86,458.

Cost of an Upscale Master Suite Addition

An upscale addition will begin with the addition of a 32x20-foot master bedroom suite over a crawlspace. That will include a spacious sleeping area with lounging/sitting area adjacent to a large master bath. The bedroom will also include custom bookcases and built-in storage with millwork details. A high-end gas fireplace with stone hearth and custom mantle are also included in the plan.

The suite also includes a walk-in closet/dressing area with natural light, mirrors, and linen storage. French doors are also part of the design. The bathroom will include a walk-in shower with a dual-shower system; stone walls and floor, and a custom, frameless glass enclosure—along with the installation of a freestanding soaker tub. The plan includes the installation of two sinks in separate custom vanities with stone countertops and large mirrors. The design also calls for creating a partitioned area for a luxury one-piece toilet. The contractor will also add a 5-foot-long hospitality center (with bar sink, under-counter refrigerator, custom cabinetry, stone countertop, and microwave) outside of the bathroom.

Additional features include soundproofing, in-floor heating, custom wall finishes, and hardware—as well as general and spot lighting with high-end lighting controls.

 You can expect to pay approximately $268,713 for a project of this kind in the Atlanta area. 

What Will You Pay for Your Specific Master Suite Addition?

Obviously, no two additions are identical. The complexity and scope of the job will affect labor costs. The specific materials you use can increase (or decrease) the actual cost. The figures above provide a kind of baseline so that you can have at least a starting point as you consider your particular project.

One advantage of working with a design-build remodeler like Copper Sky is that the professionals who create the design are part of the same team that will actually build your addition. That means that information doesn't slip through the cracks. That means the price you are quoted will be much more accurate. It also means that the actual construction of your addition is far more likely to be smoother and finish on schedule—because there is no miscommunication between designer and builder.

2019 Atlanta Home Remodeling Cost Report

Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions, Historic Home Remodeling, Finance & Taxes, Design