There is something that has been on my mind for a while now. Recently I was asked to contribute to a conversation on Forbes.com regarding Bathroom remodel costs.
We have all seen those reports that give an estimate of what your home remodel should cost. But what they fail to do is really break down what those numbers really give you. What finishes, what fixtures, level of quality and size of the room.
It's time to breakdown the true Estimated costs for a bathroom remodel.
The cost of a primary bathroom remodel in 2023 can vary widely depending on several factors, including the scope of the project, the location of your home such as City or State, the quality of materials and fixtures you choose, and whether you hire professionals or do some of the work yourself. To give you a rough idea, here are some average cost ranges for different levels of primary bathroom remodels:
Basic Bathroom Remodel: This typically includes cosmetic upgrades like replacing fixtures, faucets with low to midgrade selections, lighting, as well as repainting or refinishing surfaces.
This does not include demo of showers or baths or replacing tiles. Basically, take the room as it is and freshen it up.
Sometimes that is all you need. Think 8 foot x 10 foot bathroom.
The average cost for a basic remodel can range from $5,000 to $15,000.
Mid-Range Bathroom Remodel: A mid-range remodel may involve replacing tiles, installing a new vanity, upgrading the shower or bathtub, and improving lighting and ventilation. In addition to replacing fixtures, faucets with low to midgrade selections.
The cost for a mid-range remodel can vary from $15,000 to $30,000.
Mid- Range Bathrooms might include making a small bathroom larger by using European glass panels at the shower and a Freestanding tub. Durable Encaustic tiles for the floor where the pattern goes deeper into the tile ensure the pattern will not wear off over time.
Pictures via Amberleaf Inc. by Michelle Blemel
High-End Bathroom Remodel: High-end bathroom remodels often include custom features, high-quality materials, and luxury fixtures. This can include items like a premium soaking tub, a custom shower with multiple heads, heated flooring, and high-end cabinetry. Additionally, you may be increasing the size of the room by opening an unused closet or back hallway.
The cost for a high-end remodel can range from $30,000 to $70,000 or more.
High- end remodels might include larger full slab panels for the walls with wall mounted tub filler.
Picture via Amberleaf Inc. by Michelle Blemel
Custom or Luxury Bathroom Remodel: For those who want the utmost in luxury and customization, costs can easily exceed $70,000 and go well into six figures. This may include features like smart technology integration, steam showers, intricate tile work, custom cabinetry, and top of the line finishes.
Steam showers are the epitome of luxury and can cause the budget to increase significantly based on square foot of the space but are well worth it for a health and wellness routine.
Picture via: Mr. Steam: https://www.mrsteam.com/
Keep in mind that these are general cost ranges, and the actual cost of your remodel may vary significantly based on your specific choices and circumstances. Other factors that can influence the cost include the size of your bathroom, whether you need to make structural changes, and the labor costs in your area.
Additionally, if you plan to hire professionals, such as plumbers, electricians, and contractors, their fees will contribute to the overall cost. It's essential to get multiple quotes from contractors and have a clear understanding of the project scope and materials to get an accurate estimate for your specific bathroom remodel.
You can read more of what was discussed here on Forbes.com.
As always feel free to reach out to me at Amberleaf Inc. anytime with questions or to schedule a consultation.
Michelle Blemel, Senior Designer of Amberleaf Inc.