Bathroom Makeover Ideas
A bathroom may seem like a small room, but there is a lot more to it than you think. For those that are thinking about remodeling their bathroom, here is a quick list of prices that anyone should know about before starting that big project.
The Big Things
Bathtub: A bathtub can come in makes, shapes and forms. Some types can include a claw-foot, a corner type, pedestal or even a whirlpool. Since there are so many types, the prices can widely vary. Plan on budgeting anywhere from $200 to $1,000 for the bathtub.
Flooring: The most common type of flooring that is generally found in a bathroom includes ceramic tile, hardwood floors and even vinyl. Depending on which one you choose, the prices can range from $1 to $25 per square foot. Vinyl will be a lower-end option, while ceramic will be considered a high-end.
Shower: For a separate walk-in shower, it can vary anywhere from $300 to $1,200. This will widely depend upon the brand and the features that it has.
Sink: With a sink, this can either come as a pedestal or one that is built into the counter top. A pedestal sink can range anywhere from $250 to $700, while a standard sink that installs on the counter top can range from $90 to $500. If the counter top has to be replaced, plan on spending anywhere from $5 to $40 per square foot.
The Smaller Things
Exhaust Fan: An exhaust fan is essential to ensure that there is proper ventilation. While many don’t opt to replace this, some do. Without professional installation, the fan alone can run $275 to $500.
Light Fixtures: Depending upon the size of the bathroom, the light fixtures will vary. Most lights will just be replaced above the vanity and on the ceiling. Bathroom lights on average run anywhere from $40 for a set to as much as $400 for an older, antique design. This comes down to personal taste.
Medicine Cabinet: A medicine cabinet is another item that is optional for most bathrooms. Since this will need to be replaced to match the overall new theme, a cabinet can run anywhere from $35 for a lower-end one to $400 for a larger one made of a nicer wood.
Toilet: A toilet has become rather complex today. A lower-end toilet that we’re accustomed to
seeing can range from $200 to $400, while a higher-end toilet can cost upwards of $1,500.
On average, most bathrooms are anywhere from 30 to 50 square feet. Understand that the prices noted above don’t include things such as destruction, new drywall, contractor work or even new windows. Take those numbers as a good indicator as to what you’re going to have to pay for each individual item. In the end, with professional help, most should budget $14,000 to as much as $40,000.