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Tired of looking at dingey and dated fixtures in your bathroom but worried about the cost? Remodel it—remodeling a bathroom doesn't have to cost as much as you might expect. Even better, remodeling pays off in more ways than one. It doesn’t just change the look of your bathroom. It can also create a more functional space and even increase your home’s value.
However, we’re all about realistic expectations here at Beaver Building & Contracting. Here’s an in-depth look at how much it costs to remodel a bathroom to ensure you know what to expect. Of course, your costs will vary depending on the condition of your bathroom and what you’d like to change. If you’d like a firm estimate, give us a call. We’re happy to take a look.
Bathroom Remodeling Costs
The quick answer? The cost of remodeling a bathroom in Pennsylvania ranges dramatically depending on the project's size and scope. The average cost is around $20,000, but an extensive remodel can cost closer to $30,000. For the long answer, we need to break things down a bit more.
Naturally, the size of the bathroom you’re remodeling will affect the cost of the project. For example, a small half bath with just a sink and toilet requires fewer materials and labor hours to remodel than a master bathroom suite with a tub and lots of cabinets.
Scope of the Remodeling Project
The scope of the remodeling project will also have a large effect on the project cost. It’s easy to get swept away imagining a complete bathroom overhaul but remember that the more you change the bathroom’s layout, the more it will cost.
If you’re planning to move plumbing fixtures into different spots, there will be extra plumbing costs involved. If the plumbing fixtures are in new locations, you might also need to move existing electrical outlets. That will mean rewiring costs, too.
On the other hand, if you’re only looking to update old fixtures and get some new tiling, you’ll likely be looking at a much smaller invoice.
Plumbing Fixtures, Cabinets, and Vanities
Plumbing fixture, sink, cabinet, and vanity prices vary widely by type, material, and brand. There are affordable options that work perfectly well, but then going too low cost can affect the quality of your finished project. Whether you want to cut costs or spend a little more on a luxury version all depends on your style and budget.
Wall and Floor Treatment
While you don't have to replace your flooring or change your bathroom walls to remodel, if you do, this is another area where the material and brand you choose has a massive impact on cost and quality.
Opting for floor-to-ceiling tile, for example, can look stunning. Yet, it will lead to higher costs between the cost of the tiles themselves and labor since laying tile is time-consuming compared to painting or installing a shower wall panel.
Points like these are why we take the time to offer thorough estimates and really understand your goals while planning your project. We want you to find the perfect balance between the epitome of luxury and being kind to your pocketbook.
After materials, the scope of the work involved for your project is going to be the second biggest cost determinant. There are many ways you can control the cost of your bathroom remodeling project:
- Keep the same layout
- Choose affordable fixtures, hardware, etc.
- Use less tile
But one place where you can easily get into trouble is by trying to save on labor by hiring budget contractors. Often, contractors who offer lower rates than normal will cut corners wherever they can, leading to sub-par results.
Make sure to find a qualified and experienced remodeling company that will take the time to make sure the job’s done right the first time.
Our team offers high-quality workmanship that will stand the test of time. We view our clients as partners in any project and believe in clear communication. We’ll make sure you not only know what’s happening at every step of the project but are happy with the results.
Finally, your home remodeling project may require a permit or permits, especially if it involves plumbing or electrical work. Legal hoops can add hundreds of dollars to your bathroom remodeling project’s price tag.
Our experienced contractors can talk you through the permitting process, and we include permit costs in our quotes, so they don’t come as a surprise.
Need Help With Your Bathroom Remodel?
Remodeling your bathroom is a big commitment, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our team at Beaver Building & Remodeling will work with you to create the bathroom of your dreams, whether you want a quick upgrade or a full-scale remodel.
Contact us today to set up an estimate. It would be our pleasure to help you through every step of the remodeling process. We’ve provided the highest-quality bathroom remodeling services in Montgomery and Bucks County for over 30 years.