How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?
Trying to figure out how much your bathroom remodeling dreams might cost you? Surely there must be a ballpark figure for this kind of popular home improvement project. The trouble with supplying a flat figure to a bathroom remodel is that so much depends on the condition of the room originally. If you’re in a home built within the last 20 years, but you’re ready to spruce up those contractor-grade fixtures and add your own finishing touches, that’s a whole different ballgame than the folks living in a turn-of-the-century little treasure with a bathroom that hardly has space to turn around.
So, while the true costs of a bathroom remodel (spoiler!) has a pretty broad range, we’ve gone ahead and priced out the different components that most people take on. We’ll leave the adding up to you.
Focus on a Facelift
When working in the lower budget range on beautifying your bathroom, think about ways to give existing fixtures a facelift, saving thousands on replacement costs. For example:
- Frame your vanity mirror. For most homes built in the last few decades, the bathroom mirror is just a huge pane of glass with no style points. Make it your own in an evening. ($10-40 depending on the size of your mirror and the trim or framing you choose.)
- Replace the seat and lid of your toilet, and it’ll feel brand new! ($20-$40 DIY)
- Scout flea markets for a vintage dresser and convert it to a one-of-a-kind sink vanity. ($50-300 depending on plumbing needs.)
- Need to create the illusion of more space? Try open shelves instead of another chest of drawers. Shelves are the perfect place to show off those fancy soaps you’ve been hoarding, and the open concept will make your bathroom feel bigger. ($30-200 depending on style and size.)
- Upgrade the contractor-grade light fixtures. Shop sales and you can score high-style lighting options for low-budget prices. Swapping out fixtures is an easy DIY project that has great returns. ($50-300 depending on style.)
- Paint. If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a dozen times, but bringing a fresh coat of color even to your small spaces can really turn it around. (A gallon of paint generally runs about $30.)