How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?
By Blue Corona Dev May 12, 2014
Remodeling your bathroom doesn’t always have to be an expensive task. Getting your dream bathroom while not breaking your bank is still a possibility, if you know what you are looking for. It’s all about how you budget and plan your upcoming remodeling project.
According to Remodeling Magazine, a bathroom remodel should recoup 65 percent of its cost at resale for mid-range remodels in the New Haven, CT area. And, the average job cost for a bathroom remodel is between $13,000 and $18,000. That’s roughly a $10,000 resale value!
But, how much does a bathroom remodel really cost? Let’s break down the factors that go into a bathroom remodel for a better understanding!
Although you can choose to pick a more expensive tile if you so choose, tile prices for a bathroom remodel doesn’t have to be pricey. For instance, you can limit the amount of space where you would have the tile installed, or opt for a less expensive option if you would like to tile the entire area. You could even do a mixture of expensive tiles, and a more modest priced tile to incorporate decorative accents or designs. Take the time to learn all of the pros and cons of different tiles, to make sure you pick the right tile for your space.
Bathroom fixtures is usually where most of the bathroom remodeling budget is spent. Items like sinks, toilets, tubs, or showers can be expensive to buy and install. The best way to cut down the price of a bathroom remodel is to choose a standard and less expensive alternative when choosing your bathroom remodeling fixtures. When choosing the right fixtures for your remodel, we would always recommend having a conversation with your contractor first. They should be able to direct you to the right options for your budget, while still ensuring that you receive a quality product.
Choosing a countertop can be difficult, but you’d be surprised what you can get for less. Bathrooms are generally the smallest room in the house, so you won’t have to pay for large surface countertops like you would in a kitchen remodel. That means, you might be able to splurge on a material such as granite or marble, and still stay within your bathroom remodeling budget.
Unfortunately, labor isn’t free, so you will have to set aside a piece of your budget to hire a contractor with a good reputation. If you are looking for a complete overhaul for your bathroom remodel, including plumbing and electrical, then you will have to pay more for their services. However, you can cut costs, by sticking to the original layout of your bathroom.
Here’s how the National Kitchen & Bath Association breaks down the budget for a typical bathroom remodel:
- Labor: 20 percent
- Cabinetry and hardware: 16 percent
- Fixtures: 15 percent
- Faucets and plumbing: 14 percent
- Countertop: 7 percent
- Floor: 9 percent
- Doors and windows: 4 percent
- Walls and ceiling: 5 percent
- Lighting and ventilation: 5 percent
- Design fees: 4 percent
- Other: 1 percent
Talking to your contractor about all your options, is the best way to keep costs down and to stay within your budget. Take the time to choose your materials carefully, and to plan out how much you what to spend in each area of your bathroom remodel. And remember, Fiderio & Sons is always ready to help!