How to Factor the Costs for Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

How much does the average person spend on their bathroom remodeling project? The national average for bathroom remodels is nearly $10,000.

Typically, the range is somewhere between $6,000 and $14,100. A lower end bathroom remodel is around $2,500. And a very upscale bathroom remodel can soar as high as $23,749.

This goes to show how expensive and cheap bathroom renovations can be. But the choice is yours. Once you have a budget for your bathroom remodel, you’ll be able to put everything in order.

But before you can do that, you must determine the various factors. Let’s take a closer look.

The Average Cost of Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom newly renovated

The amount you spend on your bathroom renovation will come down to many things. However, on average, homeowners spend around $9,629. Yet, there are many who spend somewhere between $5,923 and $14,026.

Then there are some who can cut costs to as little as $3,500 and $7,000. In this case, you’re only updating the essentials inside of a medium or small bathroom.

For larger bathrooms, you can expect to spend at least $13,000, if not more.

Now, there are many options homeowners have when doing a bathroom remodel. The great news is that what you put into your bathroom typically yields you a return on investment. But do expect to pay a pretty penny in doing so.

And in some cases, it can take a while to complete – depending on the amount of work you’re planning to do. Therefore, it’s so important to careful plan out the design of your bathroom, so there are no surprise expenses.

With the right contractor on your team, you can get a reality check on what’s possible and what’s not. You’ll also have all your questions answered and estimates provided. If you can find a contractor that sells the materials you need, then even better.

Estimated Costs for Bathroom Remodeling

Generic checklist of costs for bathroom remodeling

It’s easier to estimate the cost of your bathroom based on its size. There’s small and medium bathrooms and master suite size bathrooms. Then comes the fixtures for the new design. For instance, you may want to update elements, such as faucets, sink, tub, shower and vanity.

Some may even go as far as to change the floor plan, such as changing a half bath into a full bath. Other changes may include replacing the counters, cabinets and floors.

To give you an idea, here’s a list of the typical costs for common bathroom upgrades for a small, medium and large bathroom:

• Bathtub installation: $400, $2,600 and $6,000
• Countertop installation: $900, $2,800 and $5,000
• Floor installation: $800, $2,500 and $5,000
• Light installation: $120, $1,100 and $2,500

If you want to spread out the costs a little, you can always add in smaller pieces later, such as the sink, toilet and lights. Focus on the bigger projects first.

Small Bathroom Remodeling

Small bathroom

Obviously, if you have a smaller bathroom, then the costs for the remodel will be significantly lower. The reason being it has less square footage to work with. Most projects are charged per square foot for both materials and installation.

However, this doesn’t mean there aren’t ways the remodeling costs can spike. For example, you may run into snags along the way with the plumbing or electricity. If these things are working properly, then they’ll have to be repaired or replaced.

There are three key areas that will determine the cost of your remodel. One is whether or not your changing the layout. If so, then you’ll need to determine if you want to increase the square footage. In most cases, this will require additional work, such as adding or changing the electrical wiring, flooring and plumbing.

Another is the fixtures and appliances. This is where all the design planning will come into play. You’ll need to determine if you want to upgrade your bathroom vanity with new countertops, switch out the sink and faucet, update the shower stall, remove or upgrade the bathtub and so on.

Last is the plumbing and electrical work. If you’re thinking about adding lighting to your restroom, then keep in mind the costs.

Ideas for Your Bathroom Remodeling

Modern contemporary bathroom design

There are many different styles of design you can go with. Are you going to update the style and color, go with a mid-century or contemporary vibe?

Whatever you decide to do, make sure the design goes well with the rest of your home. And more importantly it should suit your lifestyle. If you’re not big on using the tub, then you can remove your tub for a larger shower stall.

Then for the bathroom vanity, you can switch out the countertops for a beautiful natural or engineered stone, like marble, granite or quartz. Even the cabinetry in your bathroom is upgradeable.

Getting Bids for Your Bathroom Remodel

 You can try estimating the cost of your bathroom remodel all on your own, but it won’t account for much without actual bids. Contractors are key to determining the real cost for your bathroom renovation.

At GBC Kitchen and Bath, we offer free consultations to every customer. If you need help with the design phase of your project, we can help with this as well. We have no hidden fees, so you know exactly what you’ll pay in advance.

If there are any hiccups along the way, we’ll let you know, so you can decide whether to continue.

The products and materials we have available are backed by warranties from the manufacturer. Some of the brands we carry include Forevermark, J and K Cabinets, Cambria, Silestone, Caesarstone and Schrock Cabinets.

Come by our local showroom to see which products you want before you buy. Call today to schedule an appointment for your free consultation!