How Much Does A Bathroom Renovation Cost?

How Much Does A Bathroom Renovation Cost?

How much does a bathroom renovation cost?” is one of the questions we get most frequently at Perth-Fection Plumbing.

And it’s not a straightforward answer. The truth is that it really does depend – on your budget, your style, your expectations, how different the new bathroom is going to be from the old one, whether you’re moving plumbing or electrical points, and so much more.

According to a recent study from Houzz Australia, the average spend on a master bathroom ranges from $10,300 for a smaller bathroom to $13,300 for a larger bathroom (over 5m²).

Let’s take a look at the different bathroom elements you need to budget for when it comes to bathroom renovations, and work out how much a bathroom renovation is likely to cost you.

All costs mentioned below are based on an average bathroom size of 6 m².

 

Tradies

 

Plumber

Plumbers come in all shapes and sizes, but remember, as with all trades, you often get what you pay for. Choosing the cheapest plumber is not always the best idea – rather look at their experience and testimonials when you hire a plumber in Perth.

Plumbing costs will vary depending on what’s changing in your bathroom. Are all the fixtures staying the same place or do you require pipes and drainage to be moved to a different location in the room?

Guide Price: $1000 for a budget bathroom renovation to $2000 for a luxury bathroom renovation

 

Electrician

As with the plumbing above, if you need electrical wiring moved, or completely installed as new, you may see a bigger cost associate with the electrical work in your bathroom renovations.

Guide Price: $200 for a budget bathroom renovation to $500 for a luxury bathroom renovation

 

Tiler

Depending on the style of tiles you choose for your bathroom, your bill for tiling may vary as well, Smaller tiles use more grout and are more labour intensive to install, so generally this means your tiling costs are more than if you choose bigger tiles.

Guide Price: $1000 for a budget bathroom renovation to $2000 for a luxury bathroom renovation

 

Painter

If you’re not tiling the entire room to create a wet room (link to wet room blog once published), you may need to account for painting in your bathroom – and at the least you’ll need the ceiling painted. Painters will quote based on the square meterage of your room, so the bigger the room, the bigger your bill.

Guide Price: $400 for a budget bathroom renovation to $800 for a luxury bathroom renovation

 

Fixtures and Fittings

 

Window/Skylight

When doing bathroom renovations, you might forget about windows. Your window frame may need updating or the whole window itself. You could consider installing a skylight to allow more natural light into the room. Speak to a professional window installer to get an accurate quote, as different size windows will cost different amounts.

Guide Price: $0 if you don’t need any windows replacing to $1000 for a luxury bathroom renovation

 

Bath & Shower

As with any bathroom fixtures, there are budget options, mid-range options and luxury options. It comes down to taste, style and budget.

Guide Price: $700 for a budget bathroom renovation to $1500 for a luxury bathroom renovation

 

Basins, Taps & Benchtops

Stone or plastic basin? Copper or chrome taps? Wall-mounted or regular taps? Depending on what you choose, prices for each of these items could be anything from a couple of hundred to thousands.

Guide Price: $300 for a budget bathroom renovation to $1200 for a luxury bathroom renovation

 

Vanity Units & Storage

You want to create a sturdy support for your benchtop and basins, especially if going down the route of stone benchtops. You could look at saving money and keeping your existing units and just changing the doors and handles, or even just the handles, if the rest of the unit is in good condition.

Guide Price: $500 for a budget bathroom renovation to $1500 for a luxury bathroom renovation

 

Tiles & Paint

There is a myriad of options out there when it comes to bathroom tiles. It’s easy to get overwhelmed but a good bathroom renovations specialist will be able to help you narrow down the choices and make the right decision. Larger tiles mean less time to install, but the pricing of the tiles vary depending on quality and origin.

Guide Price: $400 for a budget bathroom renovation to $1500 for a luxury bathroom renovation

 

Towel Rails

Don’t forget to add somewhere to hang your towels. Whether it’s a rail or some hooks, you don’t want wet towels lying around your gorgeous new bathroom!

Guide Price: $50 for a budget bathroom renovation to $150 for a luxury bathroom renovation

 

Heating

If you’re keen to get some heating in your bathroom, there are a few options. These include under-floor heating, which is becoming a popular way to keep your bathroom warm during the cool winter months, even here in Perth. Another option is a heated towel rail.

Guide Price: $1000 for underfloor heating and $500 for a heated towel rail

 

Lighting

Lighting is a key element to any bathroom renovation. More people are moving towards LED lights as they are good for the environment and can also last for years. You may however want to install a feature light fitting. A good electrician will be able to help you pick out a light fitting that will work in your bathroom.

Guide Price: $50 for a budget bathroom renovation to $200 for a luxury bathroom renovation

 

Now you’ve got a better idea of how much your bathroom renovations may cost, get in touch with our plumbers in Perth to discuss how we can help bring your bathroom dreams to life, at a realistic price!

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