The average cost of a bathroom remodel is X amount of dollars
Do you remember learning algebra in school? A sequential process to finding out what the unknown is. Yes, it certainly was a mental workout, but when we arrived at the answer, we understood how we came up with X, and it all made sense.
Not to worry, we are not going to venture down that road again. We are just going to use our old school skills as a launching pad to find out what your average cost of a bathroom remodel will be?
To come up with your X, I suggest you first of all have an idea of what mood you want your bathroom to be. Then determine the style, and lastly the materials. When we have come to undeniable conclusion on all three, we will have a pretty good idea of what your X is.
To begin with, let’s go from one extreme to the other in mood.
- The first extreme: Is your bathroom remodel for the ultimate in bathrooms without any form of compromise to accommodate the yin and yang?
That is, when you are in the mood for no holds barred relaxation, a sunken hydrotherapy whirlpool tub with a fireplace, and a remote control light dimmer. And, also having the option of a quick shower when you are in a rush?
- The second extreme: A bathroom remodel that performs a perfect balancing act for the entire family. Where it meets the needs of all generations and moods, be it pandemonium in the mornings or a welcome relaxing space at night.
Of course the family bathroom, should meet the highest requirements in terms of durability, practicality and robustness.
Style can be a vague and confusing term. So let’s cut to the chase and assume, just for the sake of X, that your style is a combination of many, a neo-eclectic, which is actually typical of the modern day home. A mix of details borrowed from traditions, times and places.
The rules are, there are no rules. Hence, your bathroom remodeling is uniquely and entirely your own. It can be the perfect family bathroom, or a dream come true type bathroom.
Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, X!
The materials you choose will have a major impact on X. This time there are rules.
Just keep in mind, bathrooms need moisture control. Therefore, your choice of tiles, flooring, walls and windows need to be appropriate for their location to ensure that they will last a lifetime!
The options for managing moisture in bathrooms are:
- Good ventilation.
- Extraction fans
- Window joinery
- Keeping the bathroom warm and dry through heating.
- Good insulation to reduce condensation and mold growth.
- Wedi waterproof products
Flooring: Typically, tile, laminate or vinyl are the best flooring choices for bathrooms because they repel water and can help prevent water damage.
Laminate: $3-$7 per square foot, installed
Vinyl: $1-$7 per square foot, installed
Ceramic or Porcelain Tile: $4-$12 per square foot, installed
For a bigger roomier feel to your bathroom, Light gives an airy, open feeling. However, dark anchors and creates definition. There really is no difference in cost. It’s a matter of personal choice and how the rest of the bathroom furnishings and walls compliment or contrast with the flooring.
One of the greatest things about tiles is the variety of ways to lay them. You are not restricted to straight course. Tiles can be laid in a variety of ways.
For example: Typically tiles are laid straight or on the diagonal. The “V” in the diagonal tends to create an opening affect which in turn makes your bathroom appear larger. Some people like that. Others want something more dramatic. They want a little more style.
You may prefer a spa-like experience beneath your feet with a heated bathroom floor– Perfect for those cold Seattle winters. Heated floors are becoming more popular by the day. Quite a few of our clients want to feel the luxury of this new and cozy experience.
Heated Floor: $16.35 per square foot installed
Bathtubs: The amount of options available to you in the bathtub category is staggering. From a traditional step in bathtub to a sunken hydrotherapy whirlpool tub soaking tub to revolutionary walk in bathtubs for those who have limited mobility.
Traditional step in bathtub: $500 – $2,500
Sunken hydrotherapy whirlpool tub: $1,500 – $5,000
Revolutionary walk in bathtubs: $3,000 – $8,000
Showers: Apart from multiple choices of electric, power, and mixer showers available to you, there are also state of the art digital showers with stylish choices that are now making their way into homes across the country.
The same goes for eco friendly showers if you want to conserve energy and recycle water. They are beginning to make a statement of their own. In fact, some people are shifting towards complete eco friendly bathrooms.
Energy efficient low flow shower heads are engineered to conserve water without sacrificing a powerful and refreshing shower.
Based on one 10-minute shower per day, a low flow or water saving shower head can save you up to 10,000 gallons of water per year and also reduce your energy cost of heating the water by as much as 50%.
In conclusion, the average cost of a bathroom remodel is a matter of your personal taste with the above considerations, on mood, style and materials.
Not forgetting the most important factor of all to avoid buyer’s remorse. Choose a reputable, established, reliable contractor, whose profession is an absolute labor of love and a matter of pride!
Here are some quick averages that I’ve came up with. Keep in mind we can work within your budget to give you the bathroom you want.
$249.51 per Sq. Ft. – Average price per square foot
$121.45 per Sq. Ft. – Lowest price per square foot
$622.77 per Sq. Ft. – Highest price per square foot
In conclusion, X = What-ever you are willing to pay for the perfect bathroom remodel for you.
I suggest you go through our website and portfolio for design ideas, styles, and materials that would work for you. We also have inspiring catalogues to share with you at here at our facility.
We are here to help you in every way possible with your bathroom remodeling ideas. Call us or come by for quotes on anything you wish.
We look forward to working with you on your next project.