People often ask how much bathroom renovations costs. Afterall, the minute you set your sights on renovating, a mental tally of the potential costs can start building in your mind. And without prior renovation experience or knowledge, it can be really hard to know just how much a bathroom renovation is going to cost.
With this in mind, this article – written from a bathroom design and builder/designer’s point of view – can help you to discover an approximate bathroom renovation budget for the bathroom design you have your heart set on.
Basically bathroom renovation costs come down to three levels. And while each allows you to change and modernise your current bathroom, all vary in budget according to the method used, fittings and fixtures chosen and the level of upgrade you’re after.
1. Budget Bathrooms Renovation Cost
Budget Bathroom Renovation
If you’re on a budget and looking for a clean, functional bathroom, this may be the choice for you
Some of elements that will most likely include:
Replace vanity with an off-the-shelf (not custom designed) version.
Floor and shower tiles
Polymarble shower base
Modernise tap fittings (within budget price range).
Maintain current position of all fittings/outlets
Renovation Budget: From $17,000-$25,000 (depending on the size of your bathroom).
2. Luxury Bathrooms Renovation Cost
Luxury Bathroom Renovation
This level of renovation will let you start from scratch, meaning you can transform your bathroom blank canvas to include all the basic must-haves from a modern appearance to redesign of the room’s layout and some added features too.
Here’s what you can expect to achieve:
A chance to start again – demolishing the current bathroom back to the framing, and redesigning the room’s layout (remembering changing locations of fittings is likely to increase the overall cost).
Re-tiling of floors and shower/bath cavity only, using ceramic or porcelain tiles.
New shower recess – possibly walk in depending on your design and space allocation.
Replace/relocate tap fittings/showerhead to a more modern design and style.
Replace vanity with custom made version, most likely with a reconstituted-stone benchtop.(such as Ceasar-stone)
Renovation Budget required: From $25k to $40K (depending on the size of the bathroom and whether location of fittings is changed).
3. Premium Bathrooms Renovation Cost
Premium Bathroom Renovation
This is the ultimate bathroom renovation with a budget allowing you to create just about anything you wish from a luxury space to a retreat-style oasis. This level of bathroom renovation is typically seen in homes $2M in value and beyond.
A luxury bathroom renovation is likely to include:
Demolishing the current bathroom back to framing, and the opportunity to redesign the whole space and add new features, such as a free standing bath or oversized shower.
Recladding walls and waterproofing walls/floors (in accordance with Australian standards).
Re-tiling floors and shower/bath cavity to ceilings, using premium-quality natural stone tiling.
Updating to a frameless shower screen, creating a walk-in style shower.
Replace/relocate tap fittings/showerhead to high-quality modern version.
Replacing the vanity with a custom-made unit, including a stone benchtop (such as Caesarstone, reconstituted-stone), vinyl-wrap flat panel doors and soft-closing drawers.
Renovation Budget required: Usually exceeds $40K (depending on the size of the bathroom and whether location of fittings is changed).