Bathroom remodel costs

How Much Does A Bathroom Remodel Cost?

Embarking on a bathroom remodel can be both exciting and scary at the same time!  Whether you are doing a “full gut” job or just replacing fixtures there are a wide variety of expenses to think about while you dream about what your new space will look like.  You can hire a home contractor to handle the whole process or, if you’re a DIY queen or king, you can save a few bucks by doing things on your own.  In this blog we are going to talk about some of the costs you can expect when diving into the process of giving your bathroom a beautiful makeover!

 

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THE VANITY:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $200 to $2,000+
The vanity is one of the main components in a remodel and is also a great place to incorporate color into your bathroom design! The cost of a vanity depends on the size (single or double sink?) and type (cabinet, vanity, furniture legs, pedestal, etc.).  What you choose really depends on the space you have available and how you plan to use the new vanity.


THE COUNTERTOP:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $0 to $1,000+
Counter tops typically range from $0 (pedestal sink!) to $1,000 depending on whether you get a preformed top or have one custom made.  Granite and Quartz countertops are popular material choices.


THE BATHROOM SINK:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $50 to $250+
There are so many bathroom sink designs to choose from depending on the look you are going for.  An undermount sink tends to be the most popular choice, while a pedestal sink is often found in smaller spaces, and vessel sinks seem to find their way into many powder rooms.


THE FAUCET:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $150 to $600+
Once you have decided on your bathroom vanity and countertop you’ll have to choose a faucet (standard sizes are 4″ holes, 8″ holes, and single hole).  If you go with a preformed countertop or specialty sink be sure to double check that the faucet size and the size of the holes that are being drilled match up!


THE MIRROR:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $50 to $150+
The best part about remodeling is getting to pick the perfect bathroom mirror.  They come in so many different designs and they are sold almost everywhere, the possibilities are endless!  Mirror choices range from frameless, to decorative, to ones with built-in storage and lighting.


THE HARDWARE/PULLS:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $3 TO $15+ each
Gold, silver, bronze, black, rose gold? Hardware is a small and very important design detail that can bring the whole design together.


THE TOILET:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $150 to $1,500+
Probably one of the most important parts of the bathroom is the toilet!  Choices range in height (standard or comfort height), size (round bowl or elongated), and can come with many other features including water saving options and fancy wifi options!


THE TOILET BAR/ TOILET PAPER BAR:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $30 to $200+
Don’t forget about the toilet paper holder because you don’t want those rolls just laying around!


THE FLOOR TILE:  PRICE FOR TILE ONLY: $3 to $10+ per square foot
Floor tile comes in many designs, colors, shapes, and sizes!  There are so many options from traditional and classic to fun and bold.  The price range does not include grout or labor costs.


THE TUB/SHOWER SURROUND:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $400 to $2,500+
Going with a preformed tub surround like fiberglass is a great way to to keep things simple and budget friendly, while a full tile surround is going to cost a few more bucks.


THE TUB/SHOWER VALVES & TRIM:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $150 to $800+
Consider a matching design for your tub/shower trim color, and style your faucet for a more cohesive look.  Choices and prices range depending on if you choose a standard single shower head or if you decide to add things like a rain head, body sprays, or pull-down shower head.



THE VANITY LIGHTS:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $75 to $150+ each
Vanity lights come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  In general, you want to make sure the lights are narrower than your vanity. You may also want to consider having them match your hardware or plumbing fixtures.


THE BATHROOM FAN:  PRICES IS AROUND: $200+
Bathroom fans are important becasue they remove moisture from the space which helps in preventing mold growth.  They come with and without lighting and should be properly vented to the exterior of your home.


THE STORAGE (CLOSET, LINEN TOWER…):  PRICES RANGE FROM: $100 to $700+
Lack of bathroom storage is one of the biggest issues we hear about so this one is important!  If you have a built-in closet you may want to consider a shelving system to maximize the space.  If not, other storage solutions such as a linen tower, storage cabinet over the toilet, or building a nook into the wall may help maximize your storage space.  This price ranges from freestanding units to a built-in closet.


THE NEW WINDOWS:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $200 to $500+
If your bathroom window is older there is no better time to replace it than when you are already in there doing work!  In MA all bathroom windows are required to have tempered glass for safety.  Vinyl is the less expensive option versus wood which is more.


THE NEW DOORS & HARDWARE:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $50 to $300+
Saving the old doors and freshening them up with paint can be a great way to stay in budget, but if you are thinking of upgrading your doors anyway you might want to include this as part of the remodeling project.


THE PAINT:  PRICE FOR MATERIALS ONLY: $250+
Freshening up a bathroom with a new paint color is an inexpensive project that makes a big impact on a space!


SHOWER DOOR:  PRICES RANGE FROM: $1,200 to $2,500+
Some people may choose a colorful patterned shower curtain for their bathroom, but for some a shower door is a must-have upgrade!  Especially if you have a beautiful tile design to look at : )


PROFESSIONAL FULL GUT REMODEL:

It is important to remember that finish materials only account for about 1/3 of the total overall cost of a bathroom remodel.  The other 2/3 cover:  dumpster and disposal fees, permit fees, demolition, plumbing, electrical, insulation, finished walls, tile installation, carpentry, general labor, and other rough materials such as sub-flooring, lumber, adhesives, etc.

According to the 2020 Cost Vs. Value report, you can expect a professional mid-range bathroom remodel to cost about $22,397 in New England (only slightly higher than the average of $21,377 nationally).  If you are looking at a larger or more upscale bathroom remodel the average cost in New England is reported to be $69,477.

 

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