How Much Does It Cost To Remodel A Bathroom?

Phoenix, AZ: Low End $3,500  —–> High End $20,000
San Diego, CA: Low End $4,000 —–> High End$32,000

What is the Average Cost of a Bathroom Remodel?
The national average bathroom remodels costs $9,616. Most homeowners spend between $6,000 and $14,000. You can spend as little as $3,500 to $7,000 updating the essentials in a small or medium-sized bathroom. On a large or master bath, you could spend beyond $13,000.

Homeowners have many options when they remodel a bathroom and the total cost depends on style and budget. Bathroom remodels provide some of the highest resale returns as a home improvement project.
However, it is not by any means cheap, and it can take a long time to complete. It is essential to gather and plan your bathroom remodelling ideas ahead of time for the room and then find the right remodelling contractor for the job. Asking questions, setting realistic expectations, cost estimates and budgeting from the start can mean the difference between finding a contractor you trust and enjoy working with versus a long and trying few weeks.

A large factor in determining cost will be the size of your bathroom, ranging from small to medium or master bathroom size.

The fixtures you will need to fit in your bathroom will range in price depending on their size.

The list of fixtures involved in remodelling a bathroom can include:

faucets and fixtures,
floor plan changes (like converting a half bath to full bath),
new showers or baths,
new flooring,
cabinets and lighting.

This long list of comes with a lot of different prices and options to compare before choosing what to buy for your bath remodel.

Here is a chart with some of the many options involved in a bathroom remodel, including the least expensive (small) to most expensive (master) costs for each:


Install bathtub
Low Range —–>$400 – $1,500
Mid Range —–>$2,600 – $4,100
High Range —–>$6,000 – $8,000

Install cabinets
Low Range —–>$1,200 – $3,500
Mid Range —–>$4,700 – $7,000
High Range —–>$8,000 – $13,000

Install countertops
Low Range —–>$900 – $2,000
Mid Range —–>$2,800 – $4,100
High Range —–>$5,000 – $6,500

Install flooring
Low Range —–>$800 – $2,000
Mid Range —–>$2,500 – $3,600
High Range —–>$5,000 – $7,000

Install lighting fixture
Low Range —–>$120 – $900
Mid Range —–>$1,100 – $1,700
High Range —–>$2,500 – $4,000

Install shower
Low Range —–>$450 – $2,000
Mid Range —–>$3,000 – $4,800
High Range —–>$6,000 – $10,000

Install sink
Low Range —–>$190 – $900
Mid Range —–>$1,400 – $2,300
High Range —–>$3,500 – $6,500

Install toilet
Low Range —–>$130 – $250
Mid Range —–>$340 – $480
High Range —–>$550 – $780

Remember: you don’t have to include all of these items in your bathroom remodel unless you’re building a whole new bathroom from scratch.

You always have the option to add some pieces–sink, toilet and lighting fixtures–after you’ve done the bigger projects to spread out costs. Also consider that some of these projects–bathtub installation/remodel, shower installation or cabinet installation–have smaller, cheaper alternatives.
You can refinish cabinets to make them look brand new and flow with the new bathroom for less money. There is also the option of replacing faucets and other plumbing fixtures, which costs less than replacing bathtubs and showers.

Small Bathroom Remodeling Costs:

Small bathrooms are often less expensive to remodel than larger bathrooms because they have less square footage. This means fewer materials involved to make them look brand new, and their cost will be on the low range of the chart above since you need less of them or their smaller sizes to fit in the bathroom.
The cost of labour will also be lower because the time spent to remodel a small bathroom won’t be as long as a large bathroom unless the professionals run into snags with the electricity or plumbing.

Changing the layout:

If you decide to increase the square footage of the small bathroom, it will increase the total cost of the remodel.
This means changing the electrical wiring in the walls, adding more flooring, and possibly more plumbing.
All of this will increase materials and labour cost.

Fixtures and appliances:

If you replace any of your current fixtures and appliances in the bathroom–countertops, bathtub, toilet, sink, etc.–this will increase the cost because the professionals will need to remove the originals and install the new ones.
You can save on this cost by refinishing some of the appliances or buying the materials yourself.

Plumbing and electrical:

Any issues with your plumbing or electricity during the renovation will add to the cost of the remodel. You might have them checked by separate professionals ahead of time just in case.

Very Important! There could be issues that occur during the renovation that can’t be planned for.

Ready to sell your home or find a new home? Give me a call today to set up an appointment.


Stella Bonin
Associate Broker
480.797.4884 / 619.250.6214

Burke Real Estate Consultants – California Bureau of RealEstate # 01222569
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Arizona Department of Real Estate # BR5550696000

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