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, you’ll need to invest a lot of time into researching your needs, with a designer/builder that provides exceptional craftsmanship. 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 2020 Cost vs. Value Report (© 2020 Hanley Wood Media Inc.) provides that kind of overview. Complete data from the Remodeling 2020 Cost vs. Value Report can be downloaded free at www.costvsvalue.com.
Defining the Scope of the Project
Before jumping into the costs, it’s important to define exactly what the project will include. You’ll notice a lot of differences between a midrange addition and one that’s upscale, especially the size, materials and features.
Average Cost of a Master Suite Addition
The midrange master suite addition starts with a moderately-roomy measurement of 24’ x 16’, or 384 square feet. This provides room for a king-sized bed, walk-in closet and full master bathroom. Since this remodeling project is designed to maximize space without a dramatic increase in cost, you’ll see more standard options than custom designs for materials and layout.
At this price point, you can still enjoy a wonderful space with everything you need. Plush carpeting on the floor meets durable tile in the bathrooms. There’s room to suit a four-piece bathroom with a ceramic tile shower, soaker tub and Jack and Jill vanity. If you’ve got a little extra in your budget, you can upgrade to a natural stone countertop or flooring.
You can expect to pay about $60,000-$75,000 for this project.
Cost of an Upscale Master Suite Addition
If what you want is space and the luxurious appointments to help you enjoy it, an upscale addition is just the ticket. At 32’ x 20’ (640 square feet), this layout is more than twice the size of the average master suite. That leaves all the room you need for sleeping, plus a distinguishable sitting area and a large master bathroom. Custom cabinetry and built-in shelving provides the storage you need without compromising a bit on your personal style.
Before you get too tempted to cuddle up next to the gas fireplace with a good book, you’ll want to explore the rest. The walk-in closet is plentifully appointed to suit one or two people. And don’t worry that you’ll miss the bathroom, because it has all the features of a spa without having to leave the house. Stone walls and flooring are the perfect setting for a walk-in shower for two. The stylish freestanding soaker tub meets the needs of the modern homeowner for size and clean lines. Two custom vanities make it easier for two to get ready in the morning. Add space for an extra built-in sink and refrigerator, and you’ve got everything you need for the perfect home getaway.
You can expect to pay about $250,000-$300,000 for this project.
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. 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.