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How much does a bathroom remodel cost?

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1. The average bathroom remodel cost

A typical bathroom remodeling usually costs something between $6,103 and $15,348. However, it could be up to $26,000 on the high end and as low as $2,500 on the low end. The average cost for remodeling is $10,724. The cost of bathroom remodeling may vary depending on location and the cost of labor. Labor costs an average of $65 per hour and resulting in about half of the cost of the remodeling.

The cost of remodeling your bathroom would depend on what you need to replace or repair in the bathroom, the quality of the materials you are changing to, and the size of the bathroom.

2. Cost of replacing bathroom features

A report by the National Kitchen and bathroom association reported that fifty percent of the people that were surveyed spend between $10,000 and $30,000 on remodeling their bathroom while about thirty-one percent spent more than $30,000.

Item Price range Percent of the total cost
Showers $1000 – $6000 10% – 25%
Countertops $250 – $1500 5% – 10%
Lightings $100 – $500 5% – 8%
Flooring $150 – $1,400 8% – 15%
Doors and windows $150 – $2,000 2% – 8%
Bathtubs $1,500 – $5,000 10 % – 15%
Sink and faucets $200 – $1600 10 – 22%
Plumbing and faucets $800 – $2,000 10 – 20 %
Painting $200 – $1,500 5% – 8%
Ventilation or fan $200 – $600 5% – 10%
Cabinets $1,500 – $2,000 15-20%
Walls and ceiling $250 – $1,000 15 – 10%

a. Cost of labor for bathroom remodeling

The cost of labor for bathroom remodeling averages $65 per hour, but it could range from $50 to $75. This accounts for 40 – 65 percent of the remodeling budget.

The remodeling would need the expertise of an electrical, plumber, interior designer, and contractor. It is advisable to get the breakdown of all the materials and labor that would be needed for the remodeling before the start.

  • A general contractor would on average cost between $250 to $450 per day
  • A plumber would cost between $800 to $2,500
  • Whereas, non-plumbing labor would cost between $4,500 to $9,000
    • An electrician costs between $50 to $100 per hour
    • Wall installation costs between $25 to $60 per hour
    • Interior design costs between $200 to $500

b. How much does demolishing a bathroom cost

Demolition of a bathroom’s interior costs anything between $800 and $2,500. However, the price might be higher if the plan is to change the location of the wall. If you are an experienced DIYer, you could save yourself some money by carrying out the demolition yourself or serving as an assistant to a contractor. However, it is advisable to hire an expert because the cost of demolition could increase significantly if during the demolition you happen to break a water pipe, cut electrical wires, or cut down a load bearing wall.

c. Cost of store-built vs. custom-built accessories and fixtures

Fixtures Custom-built or High-end Off-the-shelf or Economy
Sink or wash basins $800 – $5,000 $150 – $500
Bathtub $800 – $6,000 $250 – $1,000
Toilet $1,200 – $6,500 $100 – $500
Cabinets $900 – $7,000 $150 – $900
  • Custom-built and luxurious fixtures: $4,000 – $24000+
  • Middle-grade accessories: $2,000 – $4,000
  • Off-the-shelf or economy: $600 – $2,500

d. Bathroom remodeling permit

The price of a permit for bathroom remodeling varies by location. However, the cost ranges on average between $200 and $2,000. Some agencies charge a flat rate of 1 percent of the total cost of remodeling. You should get in touch with your local building code enforcement agency or the permitting agency of your area to know the price and the process required for getting the permit. However, your contractor might take care of every permit you would need. If the contractor would, he would include the cost of the permit in your project quote.

e. Comparison of the cost of bathroom remodeling of different companies

Brand Typical Prices (materials + labor) Services
Re-Bath $4,000 – $25,000 Complete bath remodel services
Bath Fitter $5,000 – $8,000 Tub & shower surrounds
Bath Planet $5,000 – $15,000 Full bath/shower surrounds
Beyond Designes $6,000 – $30,000 Full bath renovation
Chinchilla Over $6000 Complete bath remodel services
Home Depot $5,000 – $30,000+ Minor and major remodels
Lowes $5,000 – $25,000+ Full bath remodels
Luxury Bath $5,500 – $9,000 Tub & Shower systems
New Life Bath Over $5,500 Tub & shower surrounds

3. Average cost of bathroom remodeling per square foot

The average cost of bathroom remodeling is $120 per square foot. The quality and price of the materials used can lower or increase the price. The price of remodeling a luxurious bathroom could be up to $275 per square foot.

a. Average Bathroom Remodel Costs

Bathroom size (square feet) Total Price
3×5 (15 square foot) $1,500 – $2,500
6×4 (24 square foot) $2,300 – $3,500
4×8 (32 square foot) $3,000 – $5,000
6×6 (36 square foot) $3,800 – $5,500
5×8 (40 square foot) $4,100 – $6,300
5×9 (45 square foot) $4,200 – $6,800
7×9 (63 square foot) $6,100 – $9,500
8×10 (80 square foot) $7,800 – $12,500
9×10 (90 square foot) $9,200 – $13,000

b. Master Bathroom Remodel Costs

Remodeling a master bath generally costs between $10,000 and $25,000. However, a homeowner should budget an average of $18,000 for a complete remodeling of his master bathroom if it is to include a shower, double vanity, a separate tub, and a larger space for fixtures and cabinets.

c. Small bathroom remodeling

Since small bathrooms generally occupy a small area, they are mostly less expensive than bigger bathrooms when remodeling. This is because fewer materials and lesser labor force/time are required to remodel them.

Remodeling a small bathroom costs between $1,200 and $16,000. A complete teardown and renewal of the bathroom could run for about $4,500 to $16,000 whereas, a light upgrade could cost between $800 and $4,000.

d. Bathroom expansion cost

The cost of expanding a bathroom varies from $1,200 to $20,500 depending on the different factors such as if or not a new wall would be erected. Expanding a bathroom would involve electrical re-wiring, rerouting the plumbing, installation of floor heating, and adding structural headers.

  • Rerouting electrical cables would cost between $450 and $3,000
  • Wall installation would cost between $1,000 and $9,000 depending on the type of material installed.
  • An architect would cost between $800 and $3,000
  • The work of a structural engineer would cost between $250 and $2,000
  • The cost of installing plumbing is about $500 to $2,500
  • Cost of framing: $450 – $1,600

e. Bathroom Disability Remodeling Cost

Remodeling a bathroom to incorporate handicap accessibilities for usage by people with disabilities would cost between $2,000 and $12,000. The circumstance of usage determines the level of upgrade needed. For example, one upgrade might require the expansion of the doorway and installation of railings while another might require the installation of a walk-in bathtub.

4. Cost of a full bathroom remodeling

Installation (materials + labor) Low Range Mid-Range High Range
Installing Bathtub $500 – $2,500 $2,500 – $4,100 $6,500 – $10,000
Installing cabinets $1,000 – $4,000 $4,500 – $8,000 $8,000 – $15,000
Installing countertops $1,000 – $3,000 $3,000 – $5,000 $5,000 – $9,500
Flooring installation $1,000 – $2,500 $3,000 – $4,600 $7,000 – $12,000
lighting Installation and ventilation $150 – $1,000 $1,500 – $3,000 $3,500 – $5,500
Installing shower and tub drain $500 – $3,000 $5,000 – $7,500 $9,000 – $13,000
Installing sink $200 – $800 $1,500 – $2,500 $5,000 – $9,000
Installing toilet and bidets $250 – $700 $700 – $1,450 $1,500 – $2,000
  • The low range prices are for economic grade
  • The mid-range prices are for higher-end home improvement items or those gotten from specialty stores, while
  • The high range price is for custom made or specially ordered items

a. Cost of Bathroom Cabinet remodeling

Remodeling your bathroom cabinet would generally cost about 8 to 15 percent of the total bathroom remodeling cost. That is about $1,200 to $5,000 on the low-end. When remodeling your bathroom cabinet, you might want to consider matching it with your kitchen cabinetry design. To save money when you decide to remodel your cabinet, instead of buying new materials, you should consider refinishing or resurfacing the existing one.

  • Refinishing cabinets cost between $1,500 to $4,000
  • New cabinets cost between $2,500 to over $15,000

b. Cost of shower remodeling

Remodeling a shower costs about $1,000 to $4,500 on the low end and as much as $15,000 for a luxurious walk-in master bathroom.

A custom-fitted acrylic liner costs between $4,000 and $7,500. Some companies, such as Bath Fitter and Bathwraps, offer an easy one-day installation of exact-fit liners for an average of$4,000. Other economic shower remodeling premade kits vary in price from as low as $200 to as high as $9,000 depending on the style and the material used in their production.

c. Remodeling price for bathtubs

There are many options to choose from when it comes to bathtub remodeling. These options range from cast irons to fiber glasses. The cost of remodeling a bathtub ranges from $800 to $10,000 depending on the choice of the homeowner. Instead of a complete remodeling, you might choose to get a liner for the existing bathtub. A new bathtub liner would cost between $1,500 to $3,500. You can also refinish the tub using a DIY kit or getting a professional service.

  • It costs between $270 and $560 to reglaze a tube or between $750 and $1,200 if you want to reglaze a tube and the shower tiles.
  • The miracle method service cost between $450 and $700 for the tub alone, or between $800 and $2000 for the tub and the surrounding tile. Whereas,
  • The Rust-Oleum kits cost as low as $25

i. Bathtub Remodel Prices

Item Average Cost
Install New Bathtub $800 – $10,000
Install Bathtub Liner $1,700 – $2,500
Bathtub Reglazing $270– $560
Miracle Method Refinishing $450 – $700 (tub only)

$800 – $2,000 (tub and tile surround)

DIY Bathtub Refinishing $30 – $200
Old Tub Removal $85 – $250

d. Bathroom floor replacement cost

The cost of replacing the floor of a bathroom depends on the cost of the materials to be used, removal or demolition of the old floor, replacement or repair of the sub-flooring. However, it generally costs between $7 and $20 per square foot or between  $300 and $3,500 on average.

i. Cost of materials used for bathroom floor replacement

Material Cost Per Square Foot Average price range
Tile $8 – $20 $700 – $5,000
Vinyl plank $2 – $10 $250 – $1,000
Linoleum $2 – $10 $300 – $1,000
Wood plank $5 – $20 $200 – $2,500

e. Cost of bathroom lightings and fixtures

The cost of refixing or installation of a new electrical or plumbing system varies from about $500 to $2,000 on the low end to anything between $4,000 and $20,000 on the high end. Any mistake resulting in the breakage of pipes and the cutting of electrical wires during the initial process of remodeling could increase the cost.

Fixture Economy & Basic High-End & Custom
Toilet $100 – $450 $700 – $2,000
Bathtub $150 – $800 $1,500 – $10,000
Sink $200 – $500 $700 – $2,000
Light $150 – $1,000 $1,500 – $4,000

Price of other bathroom fixtures items include:

  • Cost of adding an new toilet rough-in: $500 – $1,200
  • Cost of fixing new plumbing: $200 – $500
  • Cost of installing a new outlet: $100 – $300
  • Cost of installing a water heater: $800 – $2,500

f. Cost of Cabinets and Vanities remodeling

The price of cabinets and countertops varies by the type of wood or composite used. Installing a new bathroom vanities cost between $300 and $4,000 on average. The price could be up to $10,000 for luxurious and custom vanities. A two-door cabinet costs an average of $550 while a three-drawer cabinet costs $1,600 on average.

g. Cost of bathroom countertop remodeling

The cost of renovating a bathroom countertop depends on the cost of the material to be used and the cost of labor. However, the average cost of remodeling bathroom countertops varies between $500 and $1,500 or about $15 to $60 per square foot.

Material Cost Per Square Foot
Porcelain Tile or Ceramics $10 – $30
Laminate $10 – $50
Formica $20 – $35
Concrete $50 – $150
Granite $50 – $250
Marble $20 – $200
Quartz $40 – $100
Engineered Stone $50 – $80
Terrazzo $40 – $80

5. The average cost of bathroom remodeling by location

The table below shows the variations in the average cost of bathroom remodeling from 35 square foot bathrooms to 120 square foot bathrooms for different cities.

The price includes the cost for preparation, labor, materials, project supplies, and clean-ups.

City, State Average Cost
Albuquerque, NM $6,800 – $21,500
Atlanta, GA $6,000 – $21,000
Austin, TX $6,400 – $20,100
Baltimore, MD $7,000 – $22,100
Boston, MA $6,800 – $19,500
Charlotte, NC $6,500 – $20,400
Chicago, IL $5,700 – $24,600
Cleveland, OH $7,400 – $23,600
Columbus, OH $6,900 – $22,100
Dallas, TX $6,500 – $20,700
Denver, CO $6,800 – $21,600
Detroit, MI $7,200 – $23,000
Fort Worth, TX $6,500 – $20,700
Houston, TX $6,500 – $20,700
Indianapolis, IN $7,000 – $22,200
Jacksonville, FL $6,300 – $19,900
Kansas City, MO $6,900 – $22,100
Las Vegas, NV $7,000 – $23,100
Los Angeles, CA $7,500 – $24,100
Louisville, KY $6,600 – $21,000
Memphis, TN $6,600 – $20,900
Miami, FL $6,500 – $20,300
Milwaukee, WI $7,100 – $22,500
Minneapolis, MN $5,500 – $23,600
Nashville, TN $6,600 – $21,000
New York, NY $8,900 – $28,700
Oklahoma City, OK $6,600 – $20,900
Omaha, NE $6,500 – $20,600
Philadelphia, PA $7,600 – $24,300
Phoenix, AZ $6,800 – $21,400
Portland, OR $7,100 – $22,800
San Antonio, TX $6,300 – $19,900
San Diego, CA $7,000 – $24,000
San Francisco, CA (Bay Area) $8,000 – $25,500
Seattle, WA $6,500 – $24,200
Virginia Beach, VA $6,400 – $20,300
Washington, DC $6,900 – $22,100
Dublin $8,500 – $20,000
Lisbon $15,000 – $26,000

You can find this article helpful: All you need to know about bathroom remodel“.

6. Bathroom renovation costs

It is important to know that there is a notable difference between bathroom remodeling and bathroom renovation.

  • Bathroom remodeling involves the replacement or upgrade of old bathroom items or features into a new one. This may include the renewal of fixtures, showers, flooring, and tubs. Whereas,
  • A bathroom renovation involves the process of repairing the features of the bathroom. It involves repairing the features and items of the bathroom to restore them into a state where they are as if they were new

The cost of remodeling is generally higher than the cost of renovating.

The cost of renovation could be as low as $1,500 and as high as over $25,000. Homeowners’ insurance sometimes covers the cost of bathroom renovation but bathroom remodeling is oftentimes covered by the homeowner.

7. How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom yourself?

Remodeling a bathroom by yourself could save you about 40 to 65 percent of the remodeling cost. This is about $3000 – $8000 which originally should be the cost of labor. However, it is essential to know that any damage or loss incurred when something goes while you are remodeling your bathroom by yourself would not be covered by insurance. This means that if by mistake you pulled down the wrong wall, break a pipe, or cut a series of electrical wires while remodeling your bathroom, you would have to cover the cost of every damage incurred from your pocket. Therefore, it is advisable to call a professional for your bathroom remodeling.

a. Cost of a DIY Bathroom Remodeling

Size Average Cost
3×5 $1,000 – $1,500
5×7 $2,500 – $3,550
6×8 $3,400 – $4,800
8×8 $4,500 – $6,350
10×10 $6,000 – $12,000

8. Bathroom Remodel Contractor’s Work

A good bathroom remodeling is a handy home improvement project that could return up to 70 percent ROI on your home sales. However, the project involves the investment of time and money. Before embarking on a bathroom remodeling project, you should make sure to have an expectation of the project and get a cost estimate that fits right into your budget.

Remodeling generally involves the expertise of professionals in the field of plumbing, electrical, and construction engineering. You should make sure you talk with the contractor about the following:

  • How they tackle issues of mistakes, damage, and repairs
  • If their contract comes with a warranty or guarantee
  • The payment type in the contract agreement. Some contractors bid their contract by the number of hours required for the project, some others do by the square foot of the bathroom whereas others.
  • Other fees you might be required to pay before or during the execution of the job.

9. Schedule Agreement and Remodeling Quote

As part of a quote and schedule agreement, experienced contractors give you:

  • A written schedule of all the works needed to be done.
  • A list of all permits, materials, fees, labor, and any other costs.
  • Work breakdown structure: A list of the construction tasks they would be performing and the cost of each.
  • The Deadline for each task.
  • Agreements for penalties in the situation where they were not able to meet the deadlines
  • This helps prevent disagreements and disputes during the execution of the contract. It also gives you clear expectations about how long the project should take to complete.

10. Bathroom Remodeling on a Budget

Remodeling your bathroom on a budget helps keep a tab on the amount of money you spend on remodeling while still making sure you get the highest return possible. Here are a few tips you can use to save yourself some money:

  • Remodeling in stages: you could start your bathroom remodeling by replacing broken items, then remodeling your bathroom by sections as more money becomes available.
  • Carry out the demolition yourself: you can carry out the demolition yourself if you know you can be careful enough to carry out the demolition of the walls and ripping off the old tiles without causing damages to the pipes and electrical cables. Doing the demolition by yourself could save you up to $1,000
  • Do not change the location of the shower, toilet, and tub: changing the location of the showers, toilet, and tubs mean additional plumbing works, which in turn means more money.
  • Do the painting yourself: painting is a fun work you could do with your kids or spouse. It does not require many years of experience and its mistakes can easily be corrected.
  • Re-use toilet and sinks: instead of spending money on getting new ones, sinks, and toilets that are not broken can be re-used.
  • Resurface bathtubs, cabinets, and counters: refinishing, repainting, or resurfacing old fixtures is a good way to save money.
  • Re-glaze old tiles: if the tiles in the bathroom are not broken or chipped, re-glazing them is a budget-friendly method you can use to give them a fresh surface that is as good as new

11. FAQ

I have plans to leave my current house next year. Should I go for kitchen remodeling?2022-10-04T19:48:24+00:00

It depends on the current condition of your kitchen. If it has an adequate condition, you should not go for remodeling as you may not recover that cost at the time of selling. However, if the kitchen has become obsolete, then you should go for renovation instead of complete remodeling. It will increase the sale value of your home and you will also spend a good time that remains in your current home.

What is the average kitchen remodel cost for a DIY project?2022-10-04T19:48:28+00:00

The average kitchen remodel cost for a DIY project is $16,000, which is a huge saving.

Are kitchen remodel costs the same in all cities/states of the U.S.?2022-10-04T19:47:59+00:00

There is a significant variation in kitchen remodel costs among states. It may be due to the scarcity of skilled professionals in some areas or due to the higher prices of materials in those areas.

Do I need any permit for kitchen demolition?2022-10-04T19:48:07+00:00

Kitchen demolition raises the same concerns of affecting the consistent building structure. Moreover, you may increase the actual home space as part of the renovation for which you should obtain the permit.

Do I need any permits for kitchen remodeling?2022-10-04T19:48:15+00:00

There are no standard guidelines applicable to the United States. However, every building administration wants to keep the architecture of all the constituent flats consistent. An extensive kitchen remodeling may affect this standard architecture due to which you will require taking the approvals. You will also need permits for dealing with gas pipelines and water flow systems.

How much does a kitchen remodel cost on average?2022-10-04T19:48:16+00:00

The national average kitchen remodel cost is $25,100. At a minimum, it will cost you $4,000 and a maximum of $60,000.

What is the cost of a one-day bathroom remodeling?2022-10-04T19:48:34+00:00

A one-day bathroom remodeling would cost you about $4,000 to $18,000. Some companies would charge you between $500 and $1,000 per fixture or package, which includes a new shower faucet, toilet, sink, cabinets, and mirrors.

How much does it cost to take down a bathroom for remodeling?2022-10-04T19:48:21+00:00

Gutting down your bathroom would cost about $1,000 to $2,000 on average.

How much does it cost to remodel a luxurious bathroom?2022-10-04T19:48:19+00:00

Remodeling a high-end bathroom cost between $15,000 to $26,000.

What is the cost of repairing a shower room?2022-10-04T19:48:36+00:00

The cost of repairing a shower room varies by the type of repair to be done. A showerhead repair could cost just a few hundred dollars while retiling or replacing the fiberglass tub may cost up to $5,000.

Shower Room Renovation Costs

Item Average Cost
Showerhead $10 – $300
Shower Door $200 – $600
Shower Pan or Base $400 – $800
Tub & Surround $150 – $1,500
Retiling $1,500 – $5,000
What is the cost of redoing a condo bathroom?2022-10-04T19:48:33+00:00

Renovating a condo bathroom costs anywhere between $6,000 to $25,000 on average. It cost so much because most contractors charge an extra fee for working in a confined space.

What is the cost of a mobile home bathroom renovation?2022-10-04T19:48:30+00:00

The cost of renovating a mobile bathroom ranges from $2,000 to $10,000. Depending on the type or level of renovation to be done.

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  1. Emma Clemantine February 19, 2021 at 9:32 am - Reply

    I wasn’t aware of how much a bathroom remodel costs but thanks to your article. I now have a rough idea of much it will cost to remodel my bathroom and what I would really like to do with my bathroom to give it a new personalized look. This is truly one of the best articles on bathroom remodeling that I have ever come across. Thank you for sharing this article.

    • abezruchuk February 19, 2021 at 6:08 pm - Reply

      We are really glad that the bathroom remodel cost article could help you with your project.

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