Today we’re going to discuss the average cost for remodeling a bathroom. From simple things like accessories or adding a vessel sink all the way to a complete remodel, we have the answers for you. Please keep in mind the information presented here are just averages but we do get this question quite often from our clients. So it seemed like a great topic to discuss and walk you through all the things to take into consideration just so you can get an idea of what to expect if you’re going to remodel your bathroom.
The first thing to consider is cabinetry. If you have custom built cabinetry you can expect the low end to be about $75 per linear foot for paint grade cabinetry up to $250 per linear foot. Again that’s for custom vanities. To have that finished to put the paint or stain on it, you can expect that to be around $100 dollars per linear foot additional.
The thing to take into consideration with plumbing is whether or not you can use the existing plumbing lines or are you going to be doing a major renovation meaning you’re going to relocate the toilet to a different part of the bathroom or you’re going to relocate your shower. If you are just changing out fixtures as an example like your faucets and shower head you can expect that to be around $600 for the entire bathroom.
However if you’re doing a major renovation changing out the layout of your plumbing. You can expect that to be about $2600. In addition if you want to add a Jacuzzi tub, the average cost of adding that is about $1000. For mirrors budget between $200-500 dollars. That’s a good amount of money to get a high quality mirror.
Lighting and electrical run very similar to plumbing. Can you use your existing fixtures and electrical lines or are you going to need to move your existing layout? If you’re just changing out existing fixtures and hang up new lighting fixtures, you can expect an electrician to cost between $75 -$100 dollars an hour. If you’re going to totally revamp your lighting design and add things like recessed lighting or an exhaust fan, you can expect that to cost an average of about $1500.
The next thing would be flooring, there are two pieces or two components to your flooring. You need to think about labor and material. Your labor install will really depend on the area you’re working in, but we have found that the average cost is between $4-6 dollars a square foot. Then obviously the tile material or whatever you choose for your flooring can range between $2-$20 per square foot. Tile is the most popular but there are other things to consider like wood.
Moving on to the shower, if you were just going to add a once piece around shower you can expect that to cost around $400. If you want a tiled shower you can expect those costs to be similar to the tile costs that we had talked about with flooring for example.
Drywall and paint: budget about $600 for basic textured walls. But if you decide to go with something fancy like an artistic plaster finish you can go up to as much as $2500 dollars.
Counter tops also vary. If you go with something popular like granite or marble you can expect to pay anywhere from $40-$60 dollars per linear foot. And that’s really dependent on the material you use.
Accessories range from about $100-500. Accessories would be all the little stuff that you’re going to add to your bathroom remodel project. It could be the hardware on your vanity or your towel bars just to name a few ideas.
Just keep in mind that these are average costs.
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