Like any other home project, one of the first things Central Indiana homeowners consider before completing a bathroom renovation is cost. Whether your dream bathroom budget it tight or you have the flexibility to splurge on luxury fixtures and finishes, it is important to know where your money is going and what you will be paying for to avoid unexpected expenses and dreaded scope creep.
Average Cost of Bathroom Remodeling Project
The cost of a bath remodel can range anywhere from $2,500 to $30,000, depending on square footage, the type of bathroom, the quality of materials and what bathroom renovation contractors you choose to work with. Based on averages throughout the United States, a small bathroom remodel with cost between $2,500 to $15,00 and a master bath will cost between $10,000 and $30,000. Here’s a breakdown of what features can affect your final price:
The wet area of a bathroom is the waterproofed portion of the space that gets wet, usually encompassing the tub and/or shower. Refinishing your tub or installing liner does not take long and is not as expensive, but converting your entire bathroom space into a wet area will take longer and significantly increase the price of your project.
It is important to remember that your bathroom cabinetry needs to be able to withstand more humidity and water than other rooms in your home. Therefore, upgrading or refinishing cabinets can get expensive quickly. Higher quality materials will cost more. Although you can install cabinets yourself, they will not last as long as they would when installed by a professional remodeling company.
The cost of countertops largely depends on what kind of material you want. Laminate, tile and sealed wood countertops are affordable options, but they are more prone to damage. Conversely, granite, marble and quartz countertops are more durable, but significantly more expensive.
Depending on the condition of your bathroom fixtures, you may need to make a few upgrades. This is where pricing can really start to jump. New toilets, showers and tubs are expensive, especially if you prefer higher end models with more gadgets and gears. We highly recommend making fixtures an important budget consideration if you need to upgrade. Otherwise, keep what you already have.
With so many available styles and patterns, the options for your bathroom floor are almost endless. Tile is a common choice that is relatively inexpensive. Some homeowners opt for natural stone or hardwood flooring that cost quite a bit more, but there are plenty of vinyl and laminate options out there that can emulate the expensive look at a much more reasonable price point. Most flooring options are priced by square footage, so the larger the bathroom, the higher your cost will be.
Although small in size, drawer pulls, towel racks, toilet paper holders, lights and mirrors can add up quickly and need to be high quality. Since bathroom fixtures need to withstand extreme moisture, be sure to select top notch fixtures that are designed for bathroom spaces. It may cost more upfront, but it will save you money down the road when you don’t have to buy replacements.
Should I Remodel?
Compared to other kinds of remodel projects, bathroom remodels have an average of 60.2% return on investment, making them a solid investment if you plan to sell your home in the future. Completing a bathroom remodeling project in your Indianapolis home will likely come down to your available budget and tolerance for disruption. Depending on the scope of your remodel project, you may be without a bathroom for a few weeks to a month or more.
If you need a more accessible bathroom, want to upgrade your home’s energy efficiency or have the money to spend, you should make your bathroom a more functional and stylish space that better suits your family’s needs. To prepare for unforeseen expenses, you should add a cushion to your available budget just in case and gather quotes from multiple contractors to ensure you are getting the best possible price.
Ready to get started on your home remodel or refresh project?
With White Oak Homes, choosing a bathroom remodeler has never been easier. Our interior remodeling team at has years of experience to better guide you through process from start to finish. No matter the size or demand of your project, we can provide the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to renovate and make your home feel like a brand-new space.
If you are concerned about your available budget, we are proud to offer services that best suit even the most specific of projects to ensure you experience less interruption time and save money. Our affordable refresh services cost 60% less than the average price of a remodel and cut interruption time in half! Complete your home improvement project with people you trust by saying “Yes!” to White Oak.