The average bathroom renovation costs approximately $13,393. Most homeowners spend between $7,785 and $19,338. The size of your renovation will greatly affect this price. You can spend as little as $4587 to $9174 updating the essentials in a small to medium-sized bathroom. For larger and master baths, you can expect to spend at least $17,000.
A bathroom renovation provides some of the highest resale returns as a home improvement project. However, you have to be careful about where you spend your money, as expenses can quickly add up. Before you hire a bathroom renovation specialist, you should have a budget in mind and roughly know where you want to spend it. Asking questions, setting realistic expectations, cost estimates and budgeting from the start can mean the difference between finding a contractor you trust and enjoy working with versus a long and trying few weeks.
On average, most small bathrooms measure about 40 square feet. Half-bathrooms are usually about 20 square feet or less. You can expect to spend an average of $3,931 on fixtures and an additional $100 per square foot on labour. For a licensed, bonded professional, labour costs can be anywhere from $65 to $144 per hour. The biggest difference between a small and large bathroom is the number of materials needed and the labour costs.
The following chart shows the costs of median-grade materials found in typical home improvement stores. For high-end and custom materials, such as granite or stainless steel, you could end up paying 2 or 3 times more.
When planning your renovation, it’s important to consider the room’s function. The function will determine what type of finishes you will install. For example, a kids bathroom renovation is usually less expensive as the fixtures are functional. It will likely only require a new basic bathtub and new surround. In contrast, the master bathroom of your dreams will cost a lot more. Depending on how many shower heads you want and what kind of marble will be used, your dream bathroom could end up costing a lot. A guest bathroom will fall between these extremes, but again, it all depends on the function and types of finishes you use.