Average Costs Of Bathroom Remodeling
So what are the average costs of bathroom remodeling? This is a hard question to answer as prices range anywhere from $5,000 up to $30,000 depending on the amount of work and change you want to implement into your bathroom remodeling project. Even with your basic small bathroom, a full bathroom remodel can run to up to $8000 in expenses - this is usually the cost estimated if you're hiring a contractor to do the work for you, which may seem like a lot but in the end it does save you a lot of time and frustration. If you decide to make this do it yourself bathroom remodeling, remember to have all of the materials and bathroom floor layouts on hand before starting - you don't want to be spending your precious time frustrated and stuck behind sweaty weekend shoppers.
Do It Yourself Costs
A do it yourself bathroom remodeling project within the $5,000 range could include new drywall, upgrade of all the bathroom fixtures and tiles for the shower (use porcelain ones and the cost goes up); upgraded shower enclosure and or / bathtub re-touching and new trims or wood-stain around your bathroom windows and bathroom doors. This bathroom remodeling estimate does not include labor which is your own so if you must, do it when you have some time to spare.
When you hire contractors the costs range between $7,000 to $10,000 – you supply bathroom fixtures and bathroom tile (tiling labor is extra so add a couple more Ks). Electric and painting are extra as well - you can probably save on painting - most bathroom remodeling how to manuals will give you excellent bathroom remodeling tips on how to paint your bathroom.
If your bathroom remodeling involves changing plumbing bathroom fixtures, this ranges between $1,000 and up if the job is more complicated (for example if you have to change and / or move the plumbing around)
Okay, now let's try something here...
You have a 10 x 20 master bathroom and you decide to make this a do it yourself bathroom remodeling project where you replace everything except for the bathtub but where you do install a new shower. You shop for your materials for quite some time - especially if you have a particular bathroom design in mind - acquiring different bathroom accessories such as bathroom vanities, bathroom cabinets, tiling for the bathtub (we're not replacing it but we're still making it more beautiful) as well as new bathroom faucets and tools. Your costs should range anywhere from $10,000 to up to $13,000 - if you find yourself spending more I'd suspect you're not resourceful enough - there are tons of bathroom remodeling resources available to you such as bathroom remodeling software or free consultation with bathroom remodel contractors. Any demolition and construction will add extra - for example a typical shower re-construction will cost you about $5,000.
When you have your bathroom remodeling estimate ready, remember to always take into account any extras such as decorating - towel racks and towels alone can run up to $500 in costs. In the end, this is a costly project but it's much rewarding and worthy of all of your money and efforts.