Before you begin wandering the aisles of your local hardware store, ogling over faucets and lighting fixtures, you need to create a budget for your bathroom remodel.
The cost of your bathroom remodel will depend on many different factors, including:
Depending on the scope of your project, your project might require other skilled professionals to complete the job. For instance, you or your general contractor might need to hire:
Since labor costs are daunting, many homeowners are tempted to tackle remodels themselves. But unless you have a professional background in construction, this isn’t a good idea. Botching a bathroom remodel could result in costly issues like:
As the adage goes, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” This applies to bathroom remodels, too. Hidden problems like leaking pipes and mold can crop up.
More common, however, are material delays or out-of-stock issues, forcing you to select a different material. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t account for these unforeseen costs. However, your contractor will! They will walk you through potential hiccups and will keep you in the loop when they come up.
As you create your bathroom remodeling budget, set aside an extra $1,000 to $2,000 for problems like:
A basic bathroom remodel is stylish but also practical. It incorporates budget-friendly materials and keeps the original layout. The average cost is $4,500 to $15,000.
Typical basic remodel projects include:
The average bathroom remodel is considered “mid-range.” In a mid-range remodel, the homeowner balances budget-friendly materials with a few splurges like subway tile or a large vanity mirror. The average cost is $15,500 to $25,500.
Typical projects include:
A deluxe bathroom remodel pulls out all the stops, transforming your en suite bathroom into a spa-like oasis. Common features include double vanity sinks, jacuzzi tubs, and heated floors. The average cost is more than $30,000.
Typical projects include:
Bathroom type, like the master or guest, doesn’t always predict price. For instance, you can deck out a guest bathroom with all the bells and whistles. However, homeowners usually invest more time and money renovating bathrooms that are frequently used, like a master bath.
A powder room remodel is a penny pincher’s dream. Since these spaces are fairly tiny – often less than 40 square feet – and don’t have a shower or tub, they’re easy on the budget.
The average cost for a powder room reno is $3,000. Of course, that price depends on the extent of the remodel and the materials being used.
A guest bathroom is simply a bathroom with a single sink, toilet, and a shower or tub. Since the average square footage varies between 40 and 150 square feet, remodeling costs vary, as well.
If you don’t plan on changing the layout of your guest bath, you can expect to pay between $5,000 and $15,000. If you plan on making more extensive modifications, such as moving the location of the shower or sink, expect to pay almost double.
A master bath, or en suite, is often the largest bathroom in the house because it’s built to accommodate two people. It will usually have two sinks and a nicer bathtub, such as a jetted or garden tub. Some have a shower stall, too.
Because of this, remodeling costs tend to be pricier. The average cost for a master bathroom remodel is $10,000. However, if you’re hoping to incorporate upscale materials, budget for more.