Whether you’re anxious to keep up with the latest bathroom design trends, or you simply want to update the look of your current bathroom, you might be wondering how much this project is going to cost you. It’s a common question we hear from homeowners so let’s break it down.
Average bathroom remodeling costs
First, it’s important to note that the overall cost of a bathroom renovation is different for everyone. Why? Because there are so many factors that contribute to the price – we’ll touch on those in a moment.
However, if you’re planning a bathroom remodel in the near future, it’s helpful to know a ballpark range of what to expect. Before you determine your remodeling budget, consider these three types of bathroom renovations and their associated costs:
What you get: Upgraded faucets and showerheads, new fixtures (but not custom), some tile, freshly painted walls – the perfect option for a homeowner who doesn’t want to make major changes but wants a new look.
What it costs: $3,000 – $12,000
The total amount will depend on what, if anything, you do yourself, as well as the quality of fixtures and finishes you choose.
What you get: At this level, you can get higher quality fixtures and finishes, make small changes to the floor plan, plumbing or electrical, get new lighting, flooring, and vanities, and maybe even semi-custom cabinets.
What it costs: $10,000 – $35,000
High level upgrades
What you get: The sky’s the limit! You can completely gut the bathroom and start fresh with a new floor plan, top of the line fixtures, custom cabinets, professional tiling, unique amenities and more.
What it costs: $30,000 and up
Ultimately, which type of bathroom remodel you choose often depends on your remodeling budget. It can also be affected by how long you plan to live in your current home or if you’re trying to increase your home’s resale value for going on the market.
Factors that affect the cost of a bathroom remodel
As with most things in construction, the cost of your specific project will depend on a variety of factors. Here are a few things to consider when predicting the cost of your own bathroom remodel:
Building permits – Depending on the area in which you live, a building permit may be required for your bathroom renovation. The permit process can usually be handled by your remodeling contractor but the cost varies by location.
Room size and floor plan – Making changes to the bathroom’s size or floor plan, like adding square footage, increases the cost of a bathroom remodel. This is because it requires additional planning, design work, and moving of plumbing and electrical fixtures.
Electrical and Plumbing – The extent to which these utilities need to be added or moved will greatly affect the cost of a bathroom remodel. In addition, the full magnitude of these expenses may not be apparent at the beginning since issues and “surprises” often arise during construction.
Materials, fixtures & finishes – This might seem obvious, but the quality of materials you choose for your new bathroom will play a huge role in its overall cost. Generally, however, you get what you pay for and quality fixtures and finishes will last longer.
Handicap accessibility – Whether you’re planning on aging in place, or you need handicap accessibility in your bathroom now, this can create additional expenses depending on the type of upgrades needed.
Professional help vs. a DIY bathroom remodel
Some handy homeowners are able to do relatively simple remodeling tasks like painting walls, updating faucets, or replacing a toilet. For more complex projects, however, professional help is typically required. Although this adds more expense to the project upfront, it often saves you time and money with fewer costly mistakes and a shorter renovation time.
At Sea Pointe, we work closely with each homeowner to ensure that the design of your new bathroom will fully meet your needs and expectations, as well as fit within your remodeling budget. Once the design has met your approval, our building team gets to work and makes it a reality!
Are you ready for the best bathroom remodeling experience in Orange County? Give us a call at (949) 861-3400 to get started!