The average cost of bathroom renovations

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The average cost of bathroom renovations
An upgraded bath can completely change a home. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Andre Chinn)

The two most popular rooms renovated by homeowners are the kitchen and the bathroom. They're also the two most expensive rooms to remodel. The cost to renovate will depend primarily on the extent of the project and the location of your home. Determining the value to you will be based on which bathroom you're doing and how long you plan to stay in your home.

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Scale

Since even a “smaller” bathroom renovation generally involves replacing some of the fixtures, the real difference in costs will depend more on the quality and type of products you choose. If the room in question is the main bathroom for the family, it will be worth investing in good products that can handle the traffic. However, an outdated bath attached to a little-used guest room might justify a simple upgrade in fixtures and flooring.

Scale

Since even a "smaller" bathroom renovation generally involves replacing some of the fixtures, the real difference in costs will depend more on the quality and type of products you choose. If the room in question is the main bathroom for the family, it will be worth investing in good products that can handle the traffic. However, an outdated bath attached to a little-used guest room might justify a simple upgrade in fixtures and flooring.

Materials

Major elements (like shower/tub design, cabinetry, and type of flooring) have the greatest effect on the final cost of materials. In addition, installation costs should also be taken into consideration. Although cost per square foot for ceramic tile vs. laminate tile might not be dramatically different, the labour cost to install the ceramic is significantly higher. Relocating fixtures will require extensive reconstruction and plumbing, further increasing the labour costs.

Location

Although you can't control your home's location, you can at least be informed regarding its effect on the project's budget. Larger metropolitan areas also see higher costs than more rural areas.

Considerations

Consider which investments provide the most value. Bathroom remodels can range from £9,000 to more than £25,000 for a high-end project. Most sellers recover between 75 and 90 percent of that cost. Depending on how long you plan to stay in the home, this pay-off could be enough to justify creating your own in-home spa.

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