Bathroom Renovation Costs
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Determining Factors for a Bathroom Renovation

The cost of renovating your bathroom will depend on the quality of the materials you choose, the project scope, and the square footage.

Our average bathroom renovation cost for an ensuite is about $30,000, with some projects costing more and some less.

To determine how much to spend on your new bathroom, start with a budget. How much can you afford, and is it a reasonable amount for what you want to have done? Setting a realistic budget up front helps you avoid disappointment down the road. Create a list of “must have” and “nice to have” items. Perhaps a spacious tiled shower and double sink vanity are must-haves but heated tile flooring is optional. Leave some room in the budget so if you find something you really love, you can afford to splurge if you want to.

What Contributes to the Cost of a Bathroom Renovation?

A big contributor is the plumbing.

While it isn’t a requirement in every bathroom renovation, most people want to increase the size of their bathroom to create a more open, spacious feel. Often this requires relocating tub or shower drains, and toilets and sinks. The cost to reroute these plumbing lines depends on what is in the floor below.

High-end plumbing fixtures and bathtubs also add to the cost of your reno. There are beautiful options available today and they will add value to your home and lifestyle.

And then there are the finishes.

Bathrooms are smaller than most other rooms in a house, and offer a great chance to incorporate exquisite tiles and countertops because you don’t need a lot of the product to make a big impact. Consider looking at remnant pieces of granite or quartz for the counter; you can often find exotic materials at a fraction of the cost because they are too small to use in most applications, making them perfect for a show-stopping bathroom vanity!

To stay within budget, prioritize your choices and spend less on the things that don’t matter as much to you. If you love that expensive freestanding tub and need to have plumbing done to put it in the right space, spend less on the shower, toilet, and sink. There are great options available at every price point and you can definitely create a space you love without breaking the bank.

Breakdown of Costs

To help you determine your budget, keep the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s breakdown in mind. This is just a guide, of course. Your priorities and preferences will affect the actual percentages.

  • Fees for design: 4%
  • Fees for installation: 20%
  • Fixtures: 15%
  • Cabinetry/hardware: 16%
  • Countertops: 7%
  • Flooring: 9%
  • Walls/ceilings: 5%
  • Faucets/plumbing: 14%
  • Doors/windows: 4%
  • Lighting/ventilation: 5%
  • Other: 1%

Cost Percentages

  • Cabinetry/hardware
  • Installation Fees
  • Design Fees
  • Fixtures
  • Countertops
  • Flooring
  • Walls/Ceiling
  • Faucets/Plumbing
  • Doors/Windows
  • Lighting/Ventilation
  • Other

Our experienced team can help you create the luxurious bathroom you’ve been dreaming of. Use our online calculator to get an instant estimate on your bathroom renovation project.