When it comes to bathroom remodeling, one of the first questions potential customers always ask is, “How much does a bathroom remodel cost?” It’s a very fair question. Obviously, the cost is an important factor in any home improvement or renovation project and it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. That being said, it’s not always the easiest question to answer, especially before nailing down specifics and diving into the project.
What is the Average Cost of a Bathroom Remodel?
On average, a bathroom remodel costs between $5,000 and $15,000. That cost includes labor and material prices. That being said, that’s just an estimate and there are multiple factors that can impact the overall cost of your renovation.
Which Factors Impact Remodeling Costs?
As noted above, each bathroom renovation project is unique, which makes it hard to give an accurate estimate without looking at the space and discussing your wants and needs. We’ll detail a few big factors that can impact the cost of your remodel, including:
- Size/square footage of your bathroom
- Scope of work
- Quality of the materials and fixtures
- Economy and market shifts
- Unexpected surprises
The size of your bathroom is going to have an impact on remodeling costs. The larger the space, the more time, materials, and employees it takes to complete a project. Larger spaces, like master bathroom suites, are likely going to be more expensive to renovate.
What is all entailed with the project?
The scope of the renovation project can have a big impact on the overall expenses. For example, a bathroom conversion can be pretty quick, easy, and inexpensive. Expanding the floor plan of your bathroom, like changing a powder room into a full bath, can quickly add up since it involves more labor, materials, and planning. Overall, you can expect that the more you want to change in your bathroom, the remodel will cost.
Quality of materials and fixtures
Quality is another important factor when it comes to budgeting for a bathroom remodel. An acrylic shower/tub surround may only be a few hundred dollars, but advanced smart home technology and more “luxury” materials, like custom tile and hardwoods, are going to be more expensive.
This is where having a budget and working with Watters comes in handy. Our design specialists will work with you to find the best options within your budget that will still result in a bathroom you’ll love.
We recommend having some ideas of what you like and dislike ahead of time. That way, it’s easier to figure out what parts of your bathroom you want to invest in and where you might be able to cut back or substitute with a more economical option.
While this relates to the materials and fixtures noted above, it’s also worth noting that the economy and current state of the world can also impact the price of your remodel. There are natural ebbs and flows in the economy that impact price — and sometimes unexpected things happen too. For example, just the current COVID-19 pandemic has caused lumber prices to increase dramatically, which trickled down into increased costs for contractors and homeowners.
There are some things you just don’t know until you start doing the work. It’s rare, but occasionally we run into some “unexpected surprises” — such as issues with mold, asbestos, water damage, or the foundation of the home. These issues are serious and need to be dealt with right away. However, they aren’t always a cheap fix and can have an impact on your bottom line.
Planning Your Remodel Project
Hopefully, this helped give you a better idea of what a bathroom remodel costs here in the Fox Cities area and what can impact the price of your project. If you’d like to talk more about pricing or get a quote for your home, our team of bathroom remodeling contractors is here to help! Stop by our showroom in Menasha or give us a call!
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Also, be sure to check out these resources to help you plan the bathroom of your dreams!
- 5 Major Benefits of A Bathroom Remodel
- Bathroom Remodel Ideas That Add Value & Make Your Home Stand Out
- 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Bathroom Remodeling Team
- What To Expect When You Do A Bathroom Remodel with Watters Plumbing