How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom?

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When it comes to the budget required to remodel a bathroom, it depends on the size of the bathroom and the type and quality of the objects you choose to install in the bathroom. The average cost of remodeling a bathroom is around $10,000. But it depends on the place and size of the bathroom. The cost is the sum of costs required for the necessary components: Showers and tubs, toilets, sinks and faucets, flooring, countertops and cabinets.

Changing the layout: Increasing the square footage of the bathroom involves changing the electrical wiring in the walls, adding more flooring, and possibly more plumbing. All of this will increase materials and labor cost. There can be additional issues while changing the layout, hence experienced contractors should be hired for such jobs.

Pipe installation cost: If you are building a new bathroom, you first need to add new plumbing pipes and connect these to the sink, shower and drain pipes. On an average around $1000 is the cost of installing new plumbing pipes.

Changing the appliances: You need to replace the current appliances with new ones. This increases the cost as the old ones have to be properly removed and new appliances have to be fixed accordingly. Refinishing some of the appliances can help in cutting this cost.

Electrical costs: In some cases, while remodeling your bathroom, you might need to set up new plug points and other electrical appliances. This requires labor and capital. You should not compensate with the electrical costs and highly skilled electricians should be employed as electrical work should be given special attention in bathrooms due to water and plumbing used. So, such items should be properly insulated and live wires should not be put naked.

There are various other installation costs such as faucet installation costs, flooring costs, sink installation costs etc. In regards to tile installation costs, you can expect to pay an average of $25 per square foot, depending on the grade of material that is used. For a medium-sized shower, the price can cost about $2,000. When it comes to bathrooms, one thing which should be a high priority is bathroom waterproofing. Water leaking into your floor and wall spaces can rot structural timbers and cause damage. So, primer should be properly applied and the gaps should be sealed with silicone. The water proofing agent should be applied properly. Bathroom waterproofing can cost as little as $40 per square foot, but that is the low end of the scale. In general, expect to pay between $500 and $750 to completely waterproof an average sized bathroom.

Remodeling a small bathroom can cost around $5000- $8000 where as normal bathrooms cost about $8000- $10000. Modern bathrooms can cost around $15000 but again, all this depends on the amount of work you want to do during the remodeling process. You can even reduce the amount below $5000 by compensating at few areas.