Bathroom remodeling cost
All prices and remodeling costs revised and updated for 2013
Read about remodeling costs and estimating labor expenses first
How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom?
On average cost of complete 6’ x 8’ bathroom remodeling with a separate shower, wall to wall bathtub and double sink vanity vary from $5,500 to $11,500 for labor alone or from $12,000 to $24,000 including materials, fixtures and man power expenses. There is no accurate estimate can be provided before analyzing all details. Customization in combination with purchasing brand name fixtures and expensive quality materials can easily double or triple gross expenses for completing a bathroom renovation project.
Example of bathroom remodeling expenses on $15,720 budget
How numbers in the chart were calculated?
1 Remodeling cost was estimated based on complete renovation of a standard 6 x 8 bathroom. Prices in the chart are typical expenditures and cannot be assumed as an exact amount homeowners should expect to spend. Every project is different and final accurate quote will be issued by a contractor after on-site inspection, analyzing work complexity and determining materials, fixtures and products which have to be purchased for completing the work.
2 Cost of materials and fixtures estimated based on average prices of products purchased from the shelf of local home improvement retailers. No custom orders were taken into account.
3 Labor cost calculated as average charges for a particular task with no or minimum customization involved.
4 Share of cost is an amount in percent equivalent from gross expenses spent on labor for completing certain task and invested in purchasing of necessary products.
5 Expense for demolishing define as a charge for ordering dumpster and (or) hauling garbage from a job site.
6 In the cost of plumbing materials were included cost of a bathtub, toilet, faucets and labor expenses for installation.
7 All the light fixtures are included in electrical material.
Note: On average 2 ½ bathrooms in a 2,400 sq. ft. 3 bedroom house consume about 6% – 8% of a total living area, but it is one of the most expensive rooms to remodel. Partial renovation cannot be estimated even approximately before identifying scope of a work to perform. Cost per square foot for complete bathroom remodeling can vary from $170 on the cheapest end to $380+ for high quality custom remodeling including labor cost, materials and fixtures expenses.
What does bathroom remodeling cost per square foot mean?
Many homeowners trying to define the average cost to remodel a bathroom per square foot. Even though it is possible to get an idea what other paying simply analyzing data actual expenses will very. Any averages don’t say much because every project is different. If 2,000 homeowners spent $55,000 on renovation and invested about $420 into every square foot of bathroom but another 3,000 bathrooms were remodeled for less than $120 per sq. ft. the question rise what is the value of an average cost for bathroom remodeling per square foot? If average cost is about $260 / Sq. Ft. but it can be couple times cheaper or more expensive is not a satisfactory answer. Personal preference, type of fixtures and work complexity will determine the gross expenses while remodeling a bathroom and average cost per square foot cannot be taken as an accurate number for setting the budget for every bathroom remodeling project.
Typical charges and fees associated with bathroom remodeling
Estimating gross expenses for bathroom remodeling
A contractor might quote bathroom remodeling as man power expenses only or including materials cost. Itemized estimate will be issued after finalizing all aspects of a whole project. It is very typical homeowners prefer to choose and buy all bathroom light fixtures as well as faucets, vanity, a toilet and bathtub. All building materials normally will be purchased and delivered by a contractor with adding expenses to the overall cost of bathroom remodeling.
Complete bathroom remodeling cost determined by a number of factors and homeowners should make a wise decision while choosing between how much they can afford and how far they can go. It is not smart to save every penny buying cheapest materials and hiring cheap labor for performing renovation in an expensive house. As a result cheap work will never raise the value of a house as well as its appearance might be annoying with a time. If financing is not an option for you it is better to wait and save more before starting on complete remodeling. Another thing is that it is not a wise decision to spend over $15,000 on the bath renovation in a house valued at $140,000 or less and low budget improvement might be the best option to go with.
* The numbers are a general idea what expect to pay for a particular remodeling project. The data was analyzed based on hundreds of home improvement projects, but on the national scale it is NOT enough to say the accuracy is high. Exact labor cost will be estimated only after contractor or installer inspects the area.