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How much does a bathroom renovation cost? 2023

Anywhere from $10,000 to $60,000+

Bathrooms are the more complex areas of a household home improvement and generally age faster than other areas of the house. People can spend anywhere between $10,000 (tidy up) to more than $60,000 (full replacement) on an existing bathroom renovation. The cost will depend on the bathroom size, what you want and why it is needed e.g., to modernise, to increase the value of the house or its saleability, or to remedy water damage caused by leaking showers or faulty fittings.

First and foremost, you should focus your attention on getting the basics right, like adequate water pressure, heating, lighting, ventilation, and extraction. These items are the most cost-effective. Then secondary there are the extras – more luxurious bathroom features include wall-mounted or custom vanities, stone or marble countertops and sinks, freestanding baths, frameless glass showers with rain heads, and non-standard colors of fixtures and mirrors with built-in LED lighting and demisters.

These are the products and materials that make bathroom renovations expensive, then there is the cost of the interior designers and tradespeople, such as a plumber, electrician, waterproofer, tiler, painter, glass installer, and builder. To reduce the cost of these tradespeople, try and keep the same layout as the original bathroom as this will reduce the complexity and time on the job. It is more cost-effective to replace fixtures in the same position as the original, if possible.

$10,000 – $20,000 Budget

With a budget of $10,000 – 20,000, Villaworx Construction would recommend a standard basic bathroom renovation to replace vanities, toilet, damaged or outdated fixtures and fittings, install a new type of blind or shade, replace acrylic shower box if it has one, replace handles and tapware, replace cabinet doors and repaint walls.

$20,000 – $40,000 Budget

With a midrange budget of $20,000 – $40,000, Villaworx Construction recommends re-tiling, underfloor heating, installation of a new custom benchtop or wall-mount vanity sink, stripping back to the frame, re-waterproof, and restoring floor tile, installing a new tile, tiled shower and improve lighting.

$40,000 – $50,000 Budget

With a budget of $40,000 – $50,000, Villaworx Construction would recommend reconfiguring your home layout to add anensuite, complex renovations involving moving plumbing, heated towel rails and other electrical work like LED/heated mirrors, adding toilets, larger bathroom spaces and higher-spec fitouts.

$50,000 Upwards

With a budget of $50,000 plus, Villaworx Construction would recommend complex redesign in the bathroom layout, high-spec custom fixtures, granite or solid wood bench tops, custom-built vanities, contemporary tiling and mosaics, and freestanding bathtubs.

Plumbing is only a small part of a bathroom’s renovation cost but it can cost more if illegal work has been discovered behind the walls or if pipes need to be replaced because of their age or quality. A plumber must ensure any illegal plumbing work is replaced and brought up to standard. This can add considerable cost to the plumber’s portion of your bathroom renovation and will be on-charged as a variation fee. This unknown factor is why it’s important to allow about 20% contingency fee for these unexpected costs. 

The bathroom is a space that you use regularly, so a renovated bathroom can make you feel better by providing a personal space that you can enjoy every day. The benefits of renovating a bathroom are unlimited e.g. increasing the house’s value between 10-20% and it will become a big deciding factor for many new home buyers.

An outdated house with fixtures that do not work properly can benefit from a bathroom renovation as bathroom renovations in villas can avoid costly future expenses from rotten timber or leaking pipes. They are also a great investment whether you are planning to sell the house or just improve its aesthetics. However, renovations can be expensive, involving changing old tiles, installing new ones, and upgrading fixtures. The materials, fittings, plumbing, and replacing materials if required. Depending on the bathroom’s size and extravagance, A renovation can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 upwards. The most significant costs are usually for fittings and materials. If you’re on a budget, it’s better to go for simpler products. Let the designers look at your bathroom to get more ideas and insights on how you may be able to cut your expenses.