Remodeling – Average Cost to Remodel a Bathroom?

Cost to Remodel Your Bathroom

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Every morning, we prepare for our day in one special part of the house: the bathroom. 

A bathroom is where we brush our teeth, where we take refreshing showers, and where we secretly practice our award show speeches. They are a really important part of the home, which is why it is so necessary to have a nice one that we love spending time in.

With a beautiful bathroom, you can start your day with a refreshing sight and an enjoyable experience, but not everyone has that bathroom just yet. Bathroom remodels are a very common remodeling choice because of the value they can bring, and we’re not just talking about increasing the value of your home!

“I am obsessed with your bathroom!”

Who doesn’t want to hear this when they have company over? Having a beautiful home is a great confidence booster, and it allows you to show it off to anyone who visits. The best part? It is honestly more affordable than you probably think!

In this article, we’re going to explore how much your dream bathroom will cost you, and why it is without a doubt worth the investment.

Signs You Should Remodel

Making the decision to invest in a bathroom remodel isn’t one that most people make lightly. Before you shell out the cash to get the bathroom of your dreams, you are probably going to take some time to consider whether or not you should do it. 

“I wish we had a nicer bathroom.”

Sometimes recognizing your desire for a nice bathroom is all that you need to see why it is a good decision. It is completely acceptable to invest in a bathroom remodel just because you want one, and realizing this can help you to start saving sooner rather than later.

“I can’t stop looking at these bathrooms on Pinterest!”

The internet is great for introducing us to new ideas, and home remodels are a point of particular interest for so many of us. Who doesn’t look at a beautifully renovated home and secretly wish it was theirs? 

You’re not the only one who is wishing that you had a huge bathtub or a dual-headed shower! If you’re collecting pins and bookmarking Instagram posts, it’s probably time to start planning your own remodel.

“Our bathroom was made in the sixties.”

There is absolutely no reason that your bathroom should be a time machine. You deserve better! If stepping into your bathroom feels like stepping into a black and white film, you are long overdue for a remodel. Do not stick with a rundown bathroom just because you’re not sure where to start. Local professionals are ready to help you piece together a perfect modern bathroom that will stay in style for years to come.

 

 

What you need to know about your remodel budget

Your remodeling budget can be as reasonable or as over-the-top as you want it to be, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! The price of a bathroom remodel can vary by tens of thousands of dollars depending on what you want—and bathrooms are a great place to spend a little extra money.

 

How Budgets Vary

 

our budget will vary depending on the remodel itself, and there are several different ways to manage it. You might consider saving up for a remodel in advance, using equity from the house, or even financing it. The great thing about your budget is that you have the ability to decide how much you want to spend, and as long as you work with a team of professionals, you can find an effective way to meet that budget and get a great new bathroom too!

Do you know the difference between these two situations?

“I spent way too much money!”

AND

“I made an investment and got a great bathroom too!”

The real difference here is that one person had a plan and a committed budget, so they felt good about what they were spending their money on. The other person was not confident in their budget, so they can’t quite appreciate the investment that they made.

Don’t commit to a budget that you aren’t comfortable with, and you will be thrilled to experience your new bathroom.

 

Understanding the Scope of Your Remodel

Remodels can vary in intensity, and as professionals in the industry, we have seen it all. There are so many different ways to change up a bathroom. Some people commit to a partial remodel while others prefer a full remodel instead, and these aren’t the only options.

Are you this kind of homeowner?

“I wanted a small change so I replaced the bathtub and added in some new storage!”

Or, are you this kind of homeowner?

“My bathroom was so old that I decided to bring it completely into the future. My remodeling team ripped out everything, then put in new tile, a new sink, a new tub, and they painted it all too!”

Both of these people committed to remodels and ended up with final products that they were happy with. You can decide what you do and do not want to change for your remodel and enjoy the benefits that can come with your choice.

There is no rule that states that a remodel must mean throwing out the entire old bathroom. Some people love to keep older parts of their bathrooms because they are too beautiful to lose!

 

 

Factors That Influence the Cost of a Remodel

Your remodel won’t look like anyone else’s, and that is just part of what makes them so special. A remodel puts you in complete creative control of your space, but creativity can come at a cost. A new bathroom can vary in cost because of the choices that you make, but that doesn’t mean that you have to limit yourself. You can be as creative as you want and still stay true to your budget. It just takes a little planning and communication!

Size

A major influencing factor when it comes to remodels is the size of the bathroom. As you might expect, the bigger the bathroom is, the more it will cost to remodel. A larger space means more work, which can impact the cost and schedule. 

Materials

The materials that you choose for your snazzy new bathroom will play a big role regarding how your wallet feels when you are done. By default, some materials can cost quite a bit more than others. Choosing materials to meet a budget can be managed as long as you consider the full scope of the remodel. 

 

“I love the cherry wood, but it’s so expensive!”
 

Any time that you choose materials, you are going to find very nice and very expensive options that might not suit your budget—but you don’t have to count them out completely. The best way to navigate choosing the right materials is to operate with a set budget in mind and to keep an open mind when it comes to materials.

 

Don’t do this:

“I’m obsessed with the marble sink and the matching tub, but they are  way out of budget. I’ll never have the perfect bathroom!”
 

Instead, try this:

“I love the marble sink and matching tub, but there are other tubs that will look great too and are cheaper. This can help us to offset the cost so we get our favorite features without going over our budget!”
 

In the second scenario, the homeowners are much happier because they have found a healthy compromise. Sometimes saving costs in one area can free you up to really invest in those high-quality items that you’re desperate to have.

Team Expertise

We don’t like to brag, but our team has a lot of really talented people. A bathroom remodel can require various areas of expertise. Plumbers, painters, and other specialists might be called in to ensure that you get that dream bathroom—and these added skills come at a certain cost. The more expertise it requires, the more likely it is that your remodel will cost more.

Older bathrooms are a fairly common culprit in this case because the work tends to be more extensive. The fact is that we don’t do construction the same way that we used to. In fact, a lot has changed. When we update an older bathroom, we end up dealing with older wiring and plumbing. In some cases, the amount of work that goes into updating these older features can be notable.

Damage

Our bathrooms have a lot of complex systems running through them and it is fairly common for damage to occur, particularly in older bathrooms. Any time that there is damage, you can expect it to add to the cost of the remodel—and trust us, you do not just want to cover these problems up.

When a bathroom has existing damage, we have to take it on ourselves to fix it up. Simply covering the damage is just asking for trouble and will end up costing you way more money down the line. Any time that damage needs to be addressed, it adds to the overall workload for the remodel. Our team will need to repair the damage before they can carry out the more general parts of your remodel. 

Communication

One of the biggest influences on that final budget is dependent upon how well you communicate with your team. Being open and honest with your remodeling crew can help you to save a lot of money, but it does require keeping us in the loop. 

If you are going to be working with a set budget or you have a specific vision that you are hoping to make work, your construction team can help. When we know what you are looking for, we can make recommendations to help you receive an amazing remodel while also finding a balance with that budget. We know the insider tricks that can keep costs low.

 

“We love the style of this bathroom sink, but it is way out of budget.”
 
“There is actually a sink that is similar in style to that but made with different materials so it is much cheaper. Let’s look at it and see if it suits your vision!”
 

Talking with your team can help you to receive a remodel that is perfect in every way. When we keep communication lines open, it allows us to create a design that matches your preferences and stays within budget at the same time. 

 

How Much it Costs to Remodel a Bathroom

Your bathroom remodel is a custom product that comes at a custom price. There is no real way to guarantee how much your remodel will cost until we have priced out every single element individually. However, there is a general range to go by.

For a full bathroom remodel, the cost generally falls between $25,000 and $75,000. In most cases, the average remodel is about $50,000.

Remodels generally breakdown in this way:

  • Low-Range Projects—$25,000 to $30,000
  • Mid-Range Projects—$50,000
  • High-Range Projects—$75,000 or more
 

When pricing out a remodel, we generally charge by square footage. For a recent client, the price came out to $350 per square foot to fully gut and transform a 10×10 bathroom not including the material costs. 

 

How to Save on Your Bathroom Remodel

Saving on a remodel is all about being informed and prepared for your remodel. You don’t need to know everything, but the more that you know, the more likely you are to get a great remodel at a price that feels comfortable to you.

“Before we met with our crew, we decided to do a little research to help them understand where we are at. We took the time to map out a clear budget with room for additional perks if we see something that we can’t live without, and we went on Pinterest to get some great inspiration to share. Now, we are completely confident walking into this conversation!”

Your remodel team will be happy to guide you through your process, but it really does help if you have a clear vision and budget for your remodel. Even if you aren’t quite sure where you want to fall, being able to share your dreams with your team will help you to communicate effectively so you can stay in budget and love your new bathroom too!

You can have that perfect bathroom, and we are here to make it possible!

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