How much will your bathroom remodel cost?

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  • Lowest price:$60
  • Most common low price:$2400
  • Most common high price:$4800
  • Highest price:$13000

How much does a bathroom remodel cost?

The national average cost of a bathroom remodel ranges from $5,809-$59,433, depending on the size of the bathroom and the features added. A 100-square-foot master bath costs an average of $19,974-$59,433 to remodel.

You can expect to pay an average of $9,809-$18,640 to remodel a 40-square-foot full bath. And an 18-square-foot half-bath remodel costs $5,809-$9,604, on average.

Bathroom remodel cost:

Bathroom remodel size

National average cost range

Master bath (100 sq. ft.)

$19,974-$59,433

Full bath (40 sq. ft.)

$9,809-$18,640

Half bath (18 sq. ft.)

$5,809-$9,604

*Figures above represent total national average cost ranges that include labor, labor markups, labor minimums, materials, equipment and market price fluctuations. Costs in the table do not include low- and high-end total costs.

You can start mapping out the budget for your bathroom renovations by obtaining free estimates for more accurate pricing from professionals near you

Not ready to reach out just yet? Read on to learn more about the breakdown of costs involved in remodeling your bathroom and where you can save money throughout the process.

Bathroom remodel cost per square foot.

Bathroom remodel size

National average cost per square foot

Master bath (100 sq. ft.)

$200-$594

Full bath (40 sq. ft.)

$245-$466

Half bath (18 sq. ft.)

$323-$534

*Figures above represent total national average cost ranges that include labor, labor markups, labor minimums, materials, equipment, and market price fluctuations. Costs in the table do not include low- and high-end total costs. Costs are rounded up to the nearest dollar.

Are you planning on remodeling a small bathroom? A powder room? A master bathroom? The size of the bathroom is one major factor that impacts how much you'll pay for bathroom renovations. You need the square footage of the bathroom for estimates. 

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A master bath of 100 square feet costs an average of $200-$594 per square foot. A 40-square-foot full-bath remodel is likely to set you back $245-$466 per square foot, on average. For an 18-square-foot half-bath remodel, you can expect to pay an average of $323-$534 per square foot.

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Material and labor costs to remodel a bathroom.

Bathroom remodel size

Average labor cost range

Average material cost range

Master bath (100 sq. ft.)

$11,160-$22,133

$8,338-$36,920

Full bath (40 sq. ft.)

$4,878-$6,876

$3,896-$10,796

Half bath (18 sq. ft.)

$2,423-$2,901

$2,009-$6,395

*Figures above represent total national average cost ranges that do NOT include labor markups, labor minimums, equipment or market price fluctuations. Costs in the table do not include low- and high-end total costs. 

Material and labor costs are two additional factors that impact the cost of bathroom remodeling. The bigger the bathroom, the more you can expect to spend on labor and materials.

bathroom remodel constructionWe'll touch more on why material costs vary so much in a bit. But first, let's talk about labor costs, which range from $2,423-$22,133, on average, in the U.S.

Labor should be a fair exchange of value. It's an aspect of a bathroom remodel cost that you can save on, but it's not something you want to cut corners on, especially if that means hiring someone without the necessary skills. Before you hire a contractor to remodel your bathroom, check their licenses, insurance and credentials. 

Related: How to hire a contractor.

Features that impact bathroom remodeling costs.

Here's a list of some common features and fixtures that impact the price of a bathroom remodel:

  • Baseboards
  • Bathtub
  • Cabinets, cupboards and shelves
  • Counters and backsplash
  • Flooring
  • Hardware
  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Painting
  • Shower
  • Sink and faucet
  • Tiling
  • Toilet
  • Towel rails
  • Vents
  • Wallpaper

Factor in additional costs for the fixtures you choose, and make sure you understand how much each feature will cost. For example, if you decide to go with a new bathroom tile, there will be costs beyond the tiles and the labor to install them. You'll need materials such as grout, tile adhesive, concrete, sand, spacers, sponges and more. Consider whether you want underfloor heating — such additions will impact the cost of tile installation and additional materials you'll need.

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Let's take a look at more examples of features that can impact the price of remodeling different size bathrooms.

Master bathroom remodel cost.

Quality level

What’s included

National average cost range

Low

Pre-finished vanity with laminate countertop, ceramic tile flooring/shower/tub surround, chrome hardware finishes, 2 1/4" casing, 3 1/4" baseboards, 1/4" thick mirror and one-tone paint. 

$15,847-$24,502

Average

Pre-finished vanity with granite countertop, ceramic tile flooring/shower/tub surround, brushed nickel hardware finishes, 3 1/4" casing, 4 1/4" baseboards, 1/4" thick mirror and two-tone paint.

$22,971-$35,141

High

Pre-finished high-grade vanity with high-grade granite/marble countertop, premium porcelain or natural stone tile flooring/shower/tub surround, oil-rubbed hardware finishes, 4" casing, 6' baseboards, framed mirror and two-tone paint.

$38,461-$58,541

Premium

Pre-finished premium-grade vanity with premium-grade granite/marble countertop, granite or marble tile flooring/wainscoting/shower/tub surround, premium plumbing fixtures & hardware finishes, towel warmer, stain grade trim & doors, framed mirror, replacement of drywall & 3 tone paint.

$48,726-$74,475

*Figures above represent total national average cost ranges for a 100-square-foot master bathroom remodel and include high- and low-end costs.

The total national average master bathroom remodel cost for a 100 sq. ft. bathroom is $19,974-$59,433. However, your costs could be lower and higher. 

Typically, fewer and lower-quality fixtures, finishes and hardware will result in a lower price. By the same token, the higher the quality of the products and materials, the higher the cost. For example, a “premium” bathroom remodel can cost as much as $74,475 on the high end, on average. That’s largely due to the premium-grade finishes, like granite and marble flooring and countertops. 

On a low budget, you can expect pre-finished furniture with entry-level fixtures, finishes and materials. For example, laminate countertops, ceramic tiles and chrome hardware finishes are all on the less expensive side of the spectrum of a master bathroom remodel. On the low end, these features cost an average of $15,847.

Affordable doesn't necessarily mean bad quality. A lower budget may limit your options, but you may be able to find something in your price range that you'll really like.

Full bathroom remodel cost.

Quality level

What’s included

National average cost range

Low

Pre-finished vanity with laminate countertop, sheet vinyl flooring, fiberglass tub and shower combination, chrome hardware finishes, 2 1/4" casing, 3 1/4" baseboards, 1/4" thick mirror and one-tone paint.

$7,457-$11,712

Average

Pre-finished vanity with granite countertop, ceramic tile flooring and tub surround, brushed nickel hardware finishes, 3 1/4" casing, 4 1/4" baseboards, 1/4" thick mirror and two-tone paint.

$11,338-$17,433

High

Custom vanity with premium-grade granite/marble countertop, premium porcelain or natural stone tile flooring and tub surround, oil-rubbed hardware finishes, 4" casing, 6" baseboards, framed mirror and two-tone paint.

$14,925-$22,924

*Figures above represent total national average cost ranges for a 40-square-foot full bathroom remodel and include high- and low-end costs.

The national average cost range to remodel a 40-square-foot full bathroom is $9,809-$18,640. The final price you pay depends on the quality of the fixtures, finishes and hardware you choose.

If you opt for entry-level fixtures and finishes, the average total cost can be as low as $7,457. This pricing tier includes chrome hardware finishes and sheet vinyl flooring

If you have a larger budget, you can expect the quality of finishes to improve. With a bigger budget, you have more options, like natural stone tile flooring and oil-rubbed hardware finishes. 

The same goes for the other materials — the quality and range of options increases along with the budget. 

However, be aware that the average cost for a high-end full bathroom remodel can reach up to $22,924. If choosing luxurious materials is a priority for your remodeling plan, it will be good to know what you can expect to pay. 

Half bathroom remodel cost.

Quality level

What’s included

National average cost range

Low

Pedestal sink, sheet vinyl flooring, chrome hardware finishes, 2 1/4" casing, 3 1/4" baseboards, 1/4" thick mirror and one-tone paint.

$4,324-$6,935

Average

Pre-finished vanity with granite countertop, ceramic tile flooring, brushed nickel hardware finishes, 3 1/4" casing, 4 1/4" baseboards, 1/4" thick mirror and two-tone paint.

$5,943-$9,386

High

Custom vanity with premium-grade granite/marble countertop, premium porcelain or natural stone tile flooring, oil-rubbed hardware finishes, 4" casing, 6' baseboards, framed mirror and two-tone paint.

$7,508-$11,643

*Figures above represent total national average cost ranges for an 18-square-foot half-bathroom remodel and include high- and low-end costs.

The national average cost range to remodel an 18-square-foot half-bathroom remodel is $5,809-$9,604. Remember, your price depends mainly on the quality of the fixtures, finishes and hardware you choose. High-end costs for a half-bathroom remodel can reach up to $11,643, on average.

You can do a lot for a little less money with a half bath. Entry-level fixtures and finishes that are of decent quality and suit your taste are available, even on a very low budget. For example, you can purchase a simple yet functional pedestal sink or sheet vinyl flooring that completely change the atmosphere of the room. On the low end, a half-bath remodel costs $4,324, on average.

With a bigger budget, you have more options. You can choose between pre-finished or custom vanities with granite or marble countertops. 

But regardless of your budget, with a little help and research, you can make your vision come to life.

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Bathroom remodel ideas on a budget.

Remodeling a bathroom is a fun and exciting challenge. One major focus of any home improvement project is to set your budget and stick to it. If you do your research, you can see your vision come to life. 

Here are a few tried and tested tricks of the trade to help you stay on budget:

Think about why you're investing.

Why are you remodeling your bathroom? If it's your forever home, choose what you like, not what you think a potential buyer might like. 

But if you want to increase the value of your property and plan on selling soon, research current bathroom trends and choose budget-friendly furnishings and fixtures accordingly.

If it makes financial sense in terms of investment to purchase a luxury bathtub, then do it. However, it may not be the best decision to over-invest in trends that experts believe will fade over time, like golden faucets or smart toilets.

Compromise creatively.

If you can't afford what you want, find an affordable option with the same look.

Do you dream of having wooden blinds but can't afford them? Try faux wood blinds. They look great and cost less than natural wood blinds. 

Then there are all the flooring options available to you. Have you always wanted natural tile floors, but it's not in your budget? Try vinyl flooring that mimics the appearance of marble.

If you're willing to compromise a bit on quality, you can find an affordable alternative.

Don't be surprised by hidden costs.

You've selected your tile. Fantastic. But have you considered the cost of the grout, tile adhesive, spacers and other supplies or tools you'll need to install them? What about the cost of labor? 

The same goes for things like lighting, tub and shower materials. Have you thought about the additional plumbing and electrical supplies you'll need? Find out about the hidden or additional costs involved in making your vision come to life.

Shop around (for everything).

When you find something you like, whether a faucet or a specific flooring tile, look online and compare prices before purchasing. It's a competitive industry, so you might find a better deal on the same item elsewhere.

Or, try to find offcuts, sample units or old stock. If, for example, you have your heart set on a granite or marble countertop, contact local businesses in the industry. They might have an offcut lying around from another project that they're willing to sell to you for a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. It doesn’t hurt to ask.

DIY when you can. Hire a professional when you can't.

If you're into DIY, you can save money by doing things yourself. However, some DIY mistakes can be costly. 

If you believe you can install those grab bars, go for it. However, if you question your ability to build a sturdy shower wall, hire a professional to help you stay on track

Find out if you can source your own materials (but only if you have access to discounts).

This might be a long shot, but if you’re able to get a discount on materials for your bathroom remodel, see if your contractor will let you. General contractors often source their materials, and prefer to order them to ensure quality, quantity and on-time arrival. So, they may not let you take the wheel on sourcing materials. Still, it doesn’t hurt to ask — especially if you know for a fact that you can save money by getting the materials yourself.

Having said that, sometimes general contractors are able to get special discounts on materials and supplies. In those cases, it’s best to rely on your contractor to help you save on material costs.

Get free cost estimates for your bathroom remodel. 

Are you ready to start remodeling your bathroom? Download the Thumbtack app, and contact a bathroom remodeling professional near you todayThey can help with free cost estimates and see your project through from start to finish.

*All project cost estimates included in this article were provided by Xactware’s pricing data (unless otherwise noted). For more information, visit Xactware’s pricing methodology page.

How do we know these prices?

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