Bathroom renovations are an ideal way to boost the value of your home, and renovating your bathroom typically gives you a 65 percent return on the cost of the work. Renovations can also help to give your family a bigger, more appealing and easier to use space. It can be costly to renovate your bathroom, although the cost depends on the size of your room, the scope of the work, and whether you employ a professional contractor.
Most homeowners spend somewhere between about $6,000 and $15,000 on their bathroom renovations, with the average cost coming in around $10,400. A large and luxurious master bathroom makeover could quite easily cost as much as $25,000, while simply upgrading the essential fittings in a smaller bathroom can be carried out for several thousand dollars. Expect a complete remodelling of your bathroom to take between 3 and 4 weeks to complete.
Of course, labor costs can quickly add up when paying for bathroom renovations, typically around 20 percent of the entire cost if you’re paying a contractor. Expect to pay between $30 and $90 per hour for the services of a general bathroom contractor, and between $20 to $50 per hour for a professional painter. If your bathroom renovations call for a whole new design and you consult a professional designer, expect to pay between $50 and $200 per hour. When it comes to renovating your bathroom, it’s worth paying for quality service, reliability and experience and taking the time to find a contractor who will get the job done on budget and on time.
If you don’t have a lot in your budget, it’s possible to transform the look of your bathroom without spending a lot on costly renovations. New lighting and a fresh coat of paint can make all the difference, especially to a small and cramped bathroom. Choosing the proper lighting is important when it comes to bathroom renovations; you want enough light to be able to wash and shave in the room. Subdued lighting or lighting that can be controlled with a dimmer switch may be preferred if you’re trying to create a relaxing atmosphere in your bathroom.
Any realtor will verify that the bathroom and kitchen are the most important rooms to a potential buyer looking at your home, and spending money on bathroom renovations is well worth it.