How Much Does It Cost to Remodel a Bathroom?
There are some slight variances to the question, but it is common for us to hear at least one of these versions each day…
- How much do you think it will cost to remodel my bathroom?
- Or how much will it cost to renovate my SMALL bathroom?
- Or what does it typically cost to remodel a MASTER bath?
(Just a quick note, master bathrooms are not always “large” and a “small” bathroom is a relative description)
These are legitimate questions, but a lot like asking... How much does a car cost? How much does a house cost? Or how much does dinner costs? There are a lot of variables that go into providing a valuable answer.
To explore some of the variables that will factor in to how much your new bathroom will cost, continue reading. To look at some Remodeling Case Studies of bathrooms remodeled by our design/build company, including size of bathroom, materials used, scope of work and the related budget ranges (some with before and after photos), be sure to watch this video.
Variables that affect cost to remodel a bathroom:
- Type of materials chosen. We all understand how buying works, in general high quality comes with a higher price tag and lower quality comes with a lower price tag. What most homeowners are not as familiar with is exactly where the bathroom fixtures that they like and gravitate to actual fall on that spectrum.
- Your existing conditions (often behind the wall issues). Rotted floors or walls, existing plumbing issues, or dated electrical will increase the cost to renovate your bath as compared to a 15 year old home in which the current bath fixtures and cabinetry are simply dated in appearance.
- Size of space. The square footage of your bathroom does make a difference in the cost, however, probably not as proportionately as you might initially think. For example, a full bathroom will typically have a toilet, a shower, lighting over sink, at least one sink basin, a ventilation fan and flooring. A larger bathroom has more flooring, maybe an additional sink, and a larger vanity, but doubling the square footage does not always mean doubling the price.
- Scope of work. Keeping the same footprint and just “pulling and replacing” existing bathroom components is less expensive than reconfiguring the room, removing or moving a wall, etc. The least expensive remodels often fall into the category of a bathroom update, where some pieces of the existing space are not disturbed. Perhaps the ceramic tile floor is neutral in color and in great condition and you choose to keep it, that would be a huge savings.
- How you plan to approach the remodel. Labor is a significant part of the cost of remodeling. And simply put, DIY is very inexpensive labor and Design/Build will cost more (dollars) but may incur a whole lot less stress. Learn more about 4 Ways to Remodel and the pro’s and con’s of each in our video.
Looking for even more detailed information regarding kitchen and bathroom remodeling ideas specifically for your home? We invite you to visit our showroom in person or browse online and then talk one on one with one of our experienced designers. They would be happy to help you understand realistically, how much you can expect your bathroom remodel to cost.