How Much Should Bathroom Remodeling Cost?

The truth about the matter is that any type of remodel can cost money.  The cost of a bathroom remodel also depends on the type of job it is.  Are you looking at doing a complete remodel or just a small section of the bathroom?  Are you only going to add a new sink, or completely redo the walls and floors as well?  All of these factors into the overall cost of the remodel, and the best that can be done are to focus on some average costs.

The total cost depends on two main factors.  The first is the intended style of the remodel.  The second is your overall budget.  You can’t spend what you don’t have, unless it’s on credit but that’s another story for another time.  On average, a bathroom remodel costs $9,249.  It’s possible, however, to stay between $3,500 and $7,000 if the intention is to fix only essentials in a small or medium sized bathroom.

When deciding on your budget for fixing your bathroom, it is important to first consider how large the bathroom itself is.  Do you have a small, medium, or large bathroom?  Depending on the size needed, the price of fixtures will vary.  Faucets, fixtures, floor plan changes, new baths, new showers, lighting, cabinets, and countertops are all fixtures that can be included in a bathroom remodel.  The price varies for each individual element involved.  Not all of them have to be included in the remodel, but it’s important to know what you want to change and the average range people spend for those pieces. Below are three lists, each for average prices on installing fixtures in a small, medium, or large sized bathroom.

Small Bathroom

  • Bathtub- $400 to $1,500
  • Cabinets – $1,200 to $3,500
  • Countertops- $900 to $2,000
  • Flooring- $800 to $2,000
  • Lighting Fixture – $120 to $900
  • Shower – $450 to $2,000
  • Sink – $190 to $900
  • Toilet – $130 to $250

Medium Bathroom

  • Bathtub- $2,600 to $4,100
  • Cabinets- $4,700 to $7,000
  • Countertops- $2,800 to $4,100
  • Flooring – $2,500 to $3,600
  • Lighting Fixture- $1,100 to $1,700
  • Shower – $3,000 to $4,800
  • Sink – $1,400 to $2,300
  • Toilet- $340 to $480

Large Bathroom

  • Bathtub- $6,000 to $8,000
  • Cabinets- $8,000 to $13,000
  • Countertops- $5,000 to $6,500
  • Flooring – $5,000 to $7,000
  • Lighting Fixture- $2,500 to $4,000
  • Shower – $6,000 to 10,000
  • Sink – $3,500 to $6,500
  • Toilet – $550 to $780

Due to the fact there is less square feet involved, small bathrooms are typically the least expensive to remodel. There are, however, a number of cost factors that you could run into while doing the remodel.  If you are deciding to change the layout of the bathroom itself, you could be looking at changing the wiring and plumbing of the bathroom.  This may involve hiring outside help and will add to the overall cost of the remodel.  If you decide to replace any of the fixtures or appliances already implemented into the bathroom, which will also add to the cost of the remodel.  Finally, if you decide to change the floor or walls, it could involve higher cost for the remodel.

Remodeling your bathroom isn’t a bad idea.  It can add to the overall value of the home.  It can also just make the bathroom itself more enjoyable.  The point of the story is that you should sit down and make a list of what steps are included in your remodel.  Decide if you have a small, medium or large bathroom.  Decide the style you want.  After you’ve decided what you want to do, then make a budget, but also decide which factors are the most important and which ones aren’t necessary at this time.  This will allow you to wait if you go over your budget.

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