Your bathroom will be one of the most complicated and expensive spaces in your home to remodel. A typical remodel job will cost you between $10,000 and $16,000, most of which will go towards your home’s plumbing. Even the most basic bathroom renovations will involve making sure that your plumbing is in good condition and that it can be safely attached to the new fixtures that you will have installed. More extensive remodels will require you to have your entire bathroom gutted and your plumbing completely redone, a process that could increase your overall budget by thousands of dollars.
The second-most expensive part of remodeling a bathroom is installing a new bathtub. Granted, you don’t technically have to buy a whole new tub, but you will want something that matches your new space. Depending on the material used for the tub and the style that you want, you can spend anywhere from $300 to $3,000. The good news here is that you have several options to choose from when it comes to bathtubs. Even a relatively inexpensive fiberglass bathtub will do what is required of it, and it can be made to look great with the rest of your bathroom, so you might want to go with this option if you’re on a tight budget. On the other hand, many people love to buy a luxurious bathtub and make it into the centerpiece of their bathroom, which is certainly an option if the rest of your remodel will be relatively simple.
Aside from the bathtub and the plumbing, the rest of a bathroom remodel won’t be that much different from the kinds of renovations you might have done on the rest of your home. You will almost certainly need a new floor installed, and you will probably want a new countertop if you’re getting a new sink. Not only will you need to pay for these materials, but you will have to hire a contractor who is comfortable with installing them.
Finally, there is the matter of cleanup. Tearing out your old sink, bathtub, and toilet will create a lot of waste, and you will need to know how to dispose of it safely. This isn’t too expensive compared to the money you might spend on new plumbing and a new bathtub, but it is an important part of a bathroom remodel to consider.
Remodeling a bathroom is an expensive and time-consuming process, but the results are often well worth it, especially if you consult the experts. If you have any questions about having your own bathroom remodeled or you need some suggestions, contact HIS Plumber today.