Bathroom Remodeling Costs & Options

How Much Does A Bathroom Remodel Cost?

The #1 question we get from people is the ever popular… wait for it… “How much is a bathroom remodel?”

Here are a few sample levels of construction complexity that affect the price.​

Level 1: The Bathroom Facelift -- $10-25k

New “surfaces” and fixtures, but no change in floor plan.
  • New tubs/shower walls and door
  • New hardware and mirror
  • New countertops
  • Painting cabinets
  • New flooring
  • New light fixtures
  • New paint



Level 2: Full Bathroom Replacement $20-40k

Everything is replaced, and some floor plan changes happen.

  • New tub/shower
  • New vanity/countertop
  • New sinks and faucets
  • New heated tile floor
  • All new surfaces
  • New light fixtures
  • Reconfiguring space



Level 3: Full Custom Bathroom $30-80k

Everything is replaced, and some floor plan changes happen.​

  • Improved floor plan
  • New walls
  • Custom cabinet/countertop
  • Custom closet system
  • Walk-in shower
  • Custom lighting features



Of course, each bathroom (and client) is unique, and a personalized budget will be developed for your project during a collaborative design process.

Some of our favorite bathroom finish products and design elements

  • Heated floor  No one ever regrets this one
  • Free standing tub
  • Walk-in shower  Glass doors are so 2014
  • Frameless glass shower surrounds  Ok, so frameless glass is still pretty cool
  • Shower faucet options  handshowers and jets and rainheads, oh my!
  • Bidet  Once you go bidet, you never go back

Bathroom remodeling problems to avoid

  • DIY nightmare  That Home Depot commercial makes this seem so easy. We get a lot of calls from people who discover there is more to a bathroom remodel than 30 seconds of an exciting song and Josh Lucas’s sexy voice. If this is something you are considering, call me and I can help walk you through the pitfalls-beforehand.
  • Too cheap to be true  We find a lot of advertisements out there for cheap bathrooms that hook a lot of people who just don’t know any different. Bathrooms are probably the room in the house where the difference between quality and shoddy is most obvious.
  • Tricky tile  The most important part of tile is what is underneath it. On a floor, if the base moves at all, the tile will eventually crack and fall out. In a shower, if the base is not perfectly waterproof, the shower will eventually leak. Both are big time bad news.
  • Ancient pipes  On a quick switch out, it is tempting to leave the existing shutoffs and ignore the pipes in the wall. A new $5 shutoff is a lot cheaper than replacing the ceiling below.
  • Spacing  There are important spacing guidelines when planning where a toilet will go near a wall or vanity, or how close a shower is to a door. These are easy to solve on paper, hard to solve once everything is installed.

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