How much does a bathroom renovation really cost?

Many people want to know the cost of a bathroom renovation to be able to save, plan and set a budget.

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. With shifting costs, surprises during construction, different design ideas, and a huge possibility of products to choose from, there is no easy way to get an accurate cost estimate until you create a plan for your renovation. Even then, there are always surprises during renovations that will adjust the cost of the renovation.

A reputable renovation company will come to your home, assess the situation, and work with you to come up with the plan and renovation budget. Once we know more about the project and what your expectations are, an accurate estimate can then be drafted.

Bathroom renovations, even small bathrooms, have a lot going on so you can expect it to be one of the more costly renovations for your home. Redoing a bathroom is a complicated job with electrical work, plumbing in and out, flooring, fans, lighting and lots more that may all need to be part of the project budget. With that in mind, here are some elements for a typical bathroom renovation project that need to be considered in an estimate.

  • Permits
  • Tub replacement
  • Toilet replacement
  • Sink replacement
  • Drywall and Painting
  • Trim
  • Electrical work
  • Plumbing, water in and water out, both need to be done properly.
  • Demolition
  • Waterproofing: in the shower, walls, and flooring
  • Lighting – new wiring and replacing
  • Sink and vanity,
  • Flooring
  • Exhaust fan and venting
  • Washer and dryer placement
  • Flooring replacement and In-floor heating
  • Accessories
  • Storage
  • Mould abatement
  • Window replacements

So when you ask how much a bathroom renovation costs you can see with all these variables that a plan is needed to produce an accurate cost estimate. As well, since most plumbing and electrical are in the walls, budget for surprise situations that may arise during construction (like knob and tube wiring or mould in the wall).

We would love to talk to you about your bathroom renovation project and help you get it done right.