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How much would it cost to remodel a bathroom?

Author: Capri Qld
by Capri Qld
Posted: Jan 24, 2020

There is no strict rule for how much a bathroom renovation should cost. However, according to home decoration advisors, a bathroom renovation should not cost more than 10% of the total value of your house. The average value of bathroom renovation is approximately 10,000 dollars but it may cost more or less depending on what you want and the quality of materials you use.

The common bathroom upgrades that are normally done during renovation includes a fresh coat of paint, new faucets, new counters, new sink, floor tiling, bathtub, and toilet. It is very important to calculate the costs of each and every item that will be replaced to ensure that you can afford the renovation. You can request quotes from different contractors and compare costs to help guide your budget.

The amount you spend on a renovation can be as little as $3500 to $7000 for small or medium size bathroom or $25000 or more for a large or master bathroom. Labor will cost you about 40-60% of your total project cost. The range is however different depending on your location.

When determining your bathroom renovation budget, you should consider the room size, regional pricing difference, quality of materials, changing the floor plan and the type of fixtures and finishes you choose.

It is advisable that you do what you can do yourself during bathroom renovation and hire experts for the things you can't do. You should, however, be able to know how much renovating the different parts of a bathroom will cost.

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Floor and wall tiling

Ceramic wall tiles may cost about $10 to $15 per square foot. Floor tiles are more expensive. A low budget renovation would mean that you opt for tiling only the floor or the walls. Whatever your option is, a good portion of your budget will go towards tiling.

The toilet

A two-piece toilet would cost about $100 to $200. This can be installed by a plumber if you already hired one. Other people would opt for a one-piece toilet which costs about $250 to $1000. Always opt for a toilet with a high water efficiency rating as it limits water wastage.

Shower enclosure

The average cost ranges from $600 to $1300 and having it installed would require another $300 to $1000. Consider using a shower tray, a framed glass or even enclosing shower curtains to help cut costs.

Vanity and cabinet

Average vanity with room for one sink costs about $300 to $700, with an installation cost of roughly $200 to $350.


A basic acrylic tub would cost about $500 to $1000. Labor, on the other hand, would cost $45 to $65 per hour.


This can be as simple as replacing an outdated lighting fixture. You can, however, have an electrician install a complex system. The pricing of your lighting fixtures will vary depending on their brand.

The pricing analysis of each and every unit of the bathroom has clearly helped us to know the cost of bathroom renovation. But the cost will also depend on your contract among other factors.

About the Author

Capri Qld is the Custom made cabinetry provider of kitchens, vanities, laundries, bathrooms, bars and office fit outs in Queensland, Australia.

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