How much to renovate a bathroom?
What does a bathroom renovation cost in Australia?
The renovating costs of a bathroom with vary, on average you can budget on paying anywhere from $19,000 to $27,000 for a total bathroom renovation.
The price will be effected by a variety of things including bathroom size, the scope and type of renovations that is being done.
Size does have an impact on price
Commonly, the bigger the bathroom, the more your renovation will cost. The following figures are average costs based on the room size of your renovation.
Costs in relation to room size:
|Bathroom size (square m2)||Total Price|
|1×2 (2m2)||$7,200 – $11,000|
|2×2 (4m4)||$11,000 – $16,000|
|3×2 (6m2)||$16,00 – $19,000|
|4×2 (8m2)||$19,000 – $25000|
Things you should take in to account when starting a Bathroom renovation ..
Size does matters. Before beginning your bathroom renovation, take a long hard look at these important aspects
- Make sure you are comfortable with the size and layout? Ask yourself should I change the size of the bathroom to allow more space or simply change the layout to make the space work better?
- Think very hard about how you would like the bathroom to look and feel? Remember there is no turning back once your renovation is underway.!
So now you have had I look at this you surely have a good understanding of what needs to be done.
It could be that your entire bathroom will need a complete renovation including all plumbing and fixtures
Something to consider is that replacing your old bath with a complete new one in the same position will cost a lot less then the costs of the plumbing that would be accrued if you moved your bath to a new position.
Budget and resale value
Next, you need to consider how much you want to spend. Bathroom renovations (along with kitchens) are one of the most effective ways to increase the value of your property, but if you want to benefit from the gains, it’s important to keep your home’s resale value in mind when considering costs.
As a rule of thumb, you want to pay no more than 2% of the property value on your bathroom renovation.
On the other hand, if you are renovating your bathroom to improve your chances of selling, or increase your sale price, you’ll want to spend even less.
In this case, it would make sense to opt for a cosmetic makeover rather than a full-on renovation. After all, you don’t have to completely overhaul your bathroom in order for it to look fresh and new. Below are some simple ideas for how to refresh your bathroom on a budget.
Things that need to be carried out when a complete bathroom renovation is at hand
If you consider the questions you asked yourself earlier about the size and layout of your bathroom and you wish to change both, then you are up for a complete bathroom renovation.
Your complete bathroom renovation is going to cost you a bit more due to additional labour and plumbing costs. Some of the work that must be carried out is as follows:
- Your floor must be levelled
- Building up the walls for the bathroom
- Building a bathtub frame
- Creating falls for a shower
- Running plumbing & electrical for all fixtures
- Installing the tub
- Installing tile flooring
- Installing tiled Walls
- Installing the vanity
- Installing the shower
- Installing the plumbing underneath the bathroom for the toilet & shower
- Installing the toilet
The following should give you a good idea were the money is spent.
|Line Item||Typical Range*||Percent of Total Budget|
|Fixtures (toilets, bathtubs)||$2500-$4,800||10%-20%|
|Bathroom vanity costs||$1600-$4,800||5%-20%.|
|Bathroom fan costs||$150-$300||1%-$2%|