Bathroom Renovations2023-03-08T11:44:58-05:00
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Bathroom Renovation Process

How to plan a bathroom renovation

Whether you want to turn your small bathroom into a personal oasis or perform a bathroom restoration on an investment property, you should develop a watertight plan before you start your project. Keep these three simple steps in mind as you consider bathroom designs for your upcoming remodel:

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How much does it cost to renovate a bathroom?

Bathrooms may be one of the smallest rooms in your house, but they are also one of the most expensive to renovate. The average bathroom renovation cost is about $16,000. A small powder room remodel can cost as little as $10,000, while a modern upgrade of an older ensuite or primary bathroom can run upwards of $40,000. Prices vary depending on the materials used, location of your home, and the size of the bathroom. Use our Cost Estimator to get a sense of bathroom renovation costs in your area.

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Type of renovation Predictable budget
Economic $31,000 to $41,000
Standard $33,000 to $45,000
High end $38,000 to $51,000

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What’s usually included in a bathroom remodel?

A bathroom remodel will typically involve replacing the sink and vanity, toilet, tub, and shower. Many homeowners also choose to update their faucets, light fixtures, and flooring while they’re at it. In smaller bathrooms like powder rooms, the toilet and sink are the primary targets for remodelling.

In a luxury bathroom, tub showers are often replaced with a separate tile shower and deep bathtub. You may choose to add a half-wall to separate the toilet from the shower area or opt for new light fixtures. Expand the vanity area with stone countertops and cushioned bench to elevate your morning routine.

If you would like to upgrade to a more modern bathroom, the remodel could include replacing your existing toilet with an eco-friendly model. Switching out an acrylic tub/shower combination for a tiled shower with sliding glass door is also a popular choice for modern bathroom projects.

In the end, your bathroom remodel includes your ideas and vision for bathroom design.

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How to choose the best materials for your bathroom renovation

A major part of any bathroom renovation is choosing the materials you’ll use to cover walls, floors, countertops, and even ceilings. Your bathroom may be one of the smallest rooms in your house, but it can have the greatest variety of materials and surface coverings. Make sure you choose materials to suit your needs and budget.

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Frequently Asked

How much does it cost to tile a shower?2021-05-07T02:17:43-04:00

Tiling a shower will run between $1,500 and $3,000, depending on the type of shower. A tub-shower combination requires tiling only on the tub surround, so it will cost less to tile than a stand-alone shower.

Why are bathroom remodels so expensive?2021-05-07T02:15:34-04:00

Compared to other rooms in your house, bathrooms are on of the most expensive to renovate. Because they are humid environments, they often require higher quality materials that can resistant water damage. There are also a number of plumbing fixtures in a tight area. If you’re looking to reposition your toilet, tub, or sink, that often means ripping open the floor and installing new plumbing lines. Lastly, tiling also doesn’t come cheap. Commonly used as a flooring material, if you opt for an ultra modern look by tiling your walls, it will also increase the cost of your project.

Can you remodel a bathroom for $5,000?2021-03-16T17:21:28-04:00

This may be possible if you are not making major structural changes and are doing all the work yourself. However, most bathroom renovations cannot be accomplished at this price. We recommend using Smart Reno to obtain a cost estimate and comparing quotes to find a quality contractor. In the long run, this greater investment will result in a higher return, as a professional bathroom remodel will increase the value of your home.

How much does it cost to remodel a small bathroom?2021-03-16T17:21:08-04:00

The average bathroom renovation cost isn’t determined exclusively by the size of a washroom, but by the location and materials as well. On the lower end of remodelling costs, you can expect to spend $11,000 to $17,000. Even if you are changing the location of the toilet and sink in a small bathroom, as well as re-tiling the shower with a hand-painted mosaic, it is not likely to run you more than $25,000.

What will it cost to remodel my bathroom?2021-03-16T17:20:38-04:00

The cost of your professional bathroom remodel will vary depending on location, floor plan, and desired improvements. Before submitting your project with Smart Reno, use our Cost Estimator to get an estimate based on your needs.

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