So you’ve decided to undertake a bathroom remodeling project and are more interested in knowing the anticipated cost. At least once in your life of home ownership, you have to accept a bathroom remodeling project.
Although, I would not ask you the reasons for your strong desire to renovate and upgrade your bathrooms, having a goal is very important because it can be quite overwhelming and things can easily become hefty for your pocket.
Setup your Preferences and Refurbishment Goal
Your preferences, styles, and design for bathroom suite would be varying a lot for a different set of aims like a desire to be trendy or keeping up with the latest style or a goal to transform a portal into the past design. You can also go for a refurbishment project to add extra storage or to refresh your wall’s decor or starting from scratch.
Things to Consider
Whether you’re planning to refurbish a family bathroom, en-suite, wet room, powder room or personal sanctuary; functionality should be at the heart of your project. The arrangement of various amenities and fixtures must be in a way to gain storage while improving lighting and drainage.
The first thing you should work up with is to determine how much you want to spend on your bathroom renovation. This would help you in making decisions about choosing a model and hiring a contractor. The next important thing to consider is to look for structural deficiencies like water damage, floor framing, and old corroded plumbing, etc., so once you can end up with a zero problem bathroom that can function flawlessly and add value to your home.
Scope of Work for Refurbishment Job
Bathroom refurbishment can include replacing the bath, wash hand basin, toilet along with replacing wall tiling, plastering, new flooring, and decoration. You have to finalize the scope of your project at this stage and things like paint color, tile choices, vanities, showers, tubs, faucets, etc. Making a separate checklist of malfunctioning fixtures and required repairs is a must so that you can’t miss anything.
Cost of Bathroom Refurbishment Project
Before you hire a professional bathroom remodeler, its best to know what you will be able to spend on your bathroom remodeling venture. Although, bathroom remodeling projects coupe well in terms of return on investment, they tend to be a bit pricey as compared to other renovation ventures. A cost of somewhere around $15,000 to $16,000 give you a better-recouped percentage; however, anything beyond that would fall on the lower side.
As a general guide, it is recommended that a bathroom renovation project should cost no more than 5 to 10% of your home’s value. You can either aim for a basic remodel project of about $3,000 to $12,000 or a mid-to-upper range of $12,000 to $35,000 or a deluxe remodel of about $35,000 to $100,000.
Like a kitchen remodel, a greater percentage of about 14-16% of the budget is spent on fixtures like shower surrounds, cabinets, countertops, flooring, and bathtubs. The second factor that considerably takes up your budget is labor.
As bathroom remodeling is a labor-intensive work including tearing out old bathroom amenities and tedious tile and plumbing installation; it accounts for about 20-40% of the remodel project cost. This cost breakdown is only an estimate and can vary quite a bit because of variations and uniqueness of the project.
If you still believe that the bathroom remodel project isn’t in your budget, think again because some smaller aspects of a bathroom renovation can still have a significant impact. If your bathroom functions well and there’re no leaks or loose parts you can get a face-lift for as low as $1,000. Getting colorful new tiles, revitalizing your cabinets, changing lights or plumbing fixtures can give the room a whole new look. You can update the wall treatments just by getting a fresh coat of paint or you can update the electrics of your bathroom to accommodate towel warmer or similar tech.
I hope you now have an overview of how much a bathroom remodeling project costs. But if you are looking for the ability to complete your remodel at an affordable price; we have a team of expert renovators that can give you a no-obligation quote. Call us today and our City Manager would be happy to help you.