How to Appropriately Budget for Your Bathroom Remodel

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Planning for your bathroom remodel is quite fun at the beginning stages and pinning inspirational photos can get any homeowner excited. However, you always need to slow down and think realistically or you could create a huge list of products that just don’t fit within the budget.

Let’s look at the average bathroom renovation costs per the National Kitchen and Bath Association:

  • Design fees – 4%
  • Installation fees – 20%
  • Fixtures – 15%
  • Cabinetry & hardware – 16%
  • Countertops – 7%
  • Lighting – 5%
  • Flooring- 9%

The statistics above will help greatly in the prevention of sticker shock. It’s extremely easy to overspend when remodeling your bathroom so be honest when talking with the bathroom designers. One of the biggest factors when determining the bathroom remodeling cost is the bathroom size. The larger the bathroom, the larger the fixtures. You’ll need to think about faucets, showers and baths, new floors, countertops, lighting and cabinets.

Smaller bathrooms are much less expensive due to the square footage. Fewer materials are involved to redo the bathroom and the cost of labor will also be a bit cheaper. However, make sure to have room in your budget in case plumbers and electricians run into a problem.

The cost of your bathroom remodel will increase if you plan on enlarging the bathroom because you’ll need to switch up the electrical wiring, add flooring and you might need to add more plumbing.

If you’re ready to get your bathroom remodel started, contact the Bath Showcase. Our expert bathroom designers are always ready to discuss new flooring, lighting, countertops and more. Stop into our Peabody location as well as our other showrooms across New England!