They are called bathrooms, but they are more than rooms for baths. The bathroom is usually where your day starts, and it has to be just right, or you risk starting your day on the wrong foot. A bathroom renovation is one way you can keep things exciting and with the recent increase of working from home, one of the areas of your house you should consider making better. The big question then becomes ‘how much does it cost to renovate a bathroom?’ Let’s find out!
There is so much to consider when renovating or remodelling a bathroom. SO much that it might take a series of articles to get down to the nitty-gritty, we understand that you might not have the luxury to read all the pieces necessary to install a bathroom. As a result, we have provided a summary below to help you understand the bathroom costs involved.
While the actual cost would be ultimately decided by your choice, style and other variations, the prices on average are as follows:
- The average cost for bathroom renovations and remodels is between £3,600 and £7,200
- If you are on a budget, the minimum cost for a bathroom makeover falls between £1,080 and £1,440.
- For a complete remodel of a master bathroom with a separate jetted tub, double vanity and walk-in shower, you could spend as much as £14,400.
If you’re not interested in the baseline and want to know how we came about the bathroom renovation price estimates, we have a breakdown of the different bathroom components below. The following is how the different integrants affect the bathroom remodel costs.
Size of the bathroom
Visit as many bathrooms as you can, and very rarely would you see that two or more are the exact same size. This difference in size allows house owners to style their bathrooms to their tastes, but this also means that the size would reflect the cost.
- 5′ x 7′ remodel cost
This is the smallest bathroom size, and the layout is always constrained. You can fit in a toilet, small vanity and a tub/shower alcove. The cost to remodel falls between £2,520 and £5,040.
- 5′ x 8′ remodel cost
This is the most common bathroom size. The extra five feet gives you more options to place your vanity, toilet ad shower/tub alcove. It would set you back £2,880 – £5,760 for a remodel.
- 5′ x 10′ remodel cost
With an area measuring 50 sq. ft., this is by every definition a large bathroom. In addition, it gives you the option of having a separate tub and shower unit. The cost to remodel falls between £3,600 and £7,200.
- 7′ x 7′ remodel cost
This is a considerably large bathroom at 49 sq. ft. The cost to renovate or remodel is pegged between £3,520 and £7,050. The bathroom is large enough to give you variations to place the toilet, vanity cabinet and a shower/tub alcove.
- 8′ x 10′ remodel cost
Most Jack and Jill bathrooms are this size, and it has enough floor space for a double vanity or separate sinks. This size is ideal for two people, and it costs £5,760 to £11,520 to renovate or remodel.
- 10′ x 10′ remodel cost
You need between £7,200 and £14,400 to get a bathroom this size remodelled. This is the most common bathroom size for master bedrooms.
The bathroom type
Size does matter, but how much often depends on what type of bathroom you are renovating. Let’s look at the different bathroom types and how their uniqueness affects the cost of renovating your bathroom.
- Half bath
A half bath contains a sink (may be wall hung, on a pedestal or in a vanity) and a toilet. Half bathrooms are usually 35 – 40 sq. ft. It costs between £864 and £1,080, while a total overhaul would set you back as much as £3,240.
- Guest bathroom
Guest bathrooms are usually between 35 and 50 sq. ft. and are fitted with a sink, toilet, tub and shower. Sometimes the bathroom could have a countertop on a vanity for storage space. A total renovation can cost as much as £7,200, and a partial remodel between £2,016 and £3,600.
- Wet room
What sets a wet room aside from a regular bathroom is that there’s no shower tray. This requires that the bathroom be constructed in a way that the water drains without the tray. This means waterproofing the room, and it is the chief reason why a total remodel costs £9,000, and a partial remodel an average of £3,960.
- Jack and Jill
A Jack and Jill bathroom has a lot of floor space, which is expected since it serves two people. This expansive space means a total remodel would set you back between £5,760 and £11,520, and a partial remodel would cost an average of £5,040.
- Master bathroom
Master bedrooms have floor space between 100 and 160 sq. ft. They are ensuite and are usually fitted with double vanity, separate shower and tub, changing area and ample storage space. The cost to remodel partially is an average of £8,280, while the total renovation is about £14,400.
What is the cheapest way to remodel a bathroom?
The cheapest way to remodel a bathroom would be to do it yourself or at least do some of the work yourself. Having professionals handle your remodel or renovation puts your bill at about £90 an hour; doing it yourself puts the costs around £54.
What is the most expensive part of a bathroom remodel?
The most expensive part of the renovation process is having a new bathtub installed. While you can get some tubs at an affordable £504, some exotic tubs with jets and requiring unique installations can set you back well over £14,400.
How long does a bathroom renovation take?
The time frame depends on how much work you want to be done and the size of the bathroom. It can vary between 2 and 12 weeks; most take an average of 4 weeks.