Bathroom Cost Guides

Our culture has changed its thinking about bathrooms. Once merely places of business (yes, that kind of business), bathrooms have evolved into mini-spas, comfort retreats where you can escape for a soak, a steam or maybe a sip of cucumber water. In terms of both improving your lifestyle and your home value, bathrooms might be the best place to consider for improvement and upgrades. Of course, building the bathroom of your dreams could get expensive, so you may want to set priorities on which parts to go top of the line and which to search for bargains. It may be worth getting quotes from a bathroom contractor.

Bathroom Fixtures

Changing out fixtures is one way to quickly and easily change the look of the bathroom, whether it's new sinks, faucets, toilets or a jetted tub. Prices vary widely depending on brand, size and style. Traditionally, homeowners have worked through contractors to buy fixtures, as contractors often get below-retail discounts.  Continue Reading
  • Hire a Plumber Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $169 - $428
    Average cost:
    $275
    Low cost:
    $98
     
    High cost:
    $780
  • Repair a Clogged Drain Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $124 - $275
    Average cost:
    $199
    Low cost:
    $80
     
    High cost:
    $500
  • Remodel a Bathroom Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $5,603 - $12,832
    Average cost:
    $9,217
    Low cost:
    $3,000
     
    High cost:
    $20,000

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Hire a Plumber
(29,771 projects)
Average National Cost:
$275
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Repair a Clogged Drain
(9,438 projects)
Average National Cost:
$199
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Remodel a Bathroom
(9,413 projects)
Average National Cost:
$9,217
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Install Countertops
(4,641 projects)
Average National Cost:
$2,873
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Install Flooring
(3,696 projects)
Average National Cost:
$2,969
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Clean Tile & Grout
(2,622 projects)
Average National Cost:
$420
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Build an Addition
(2,529 projects)
Average National Cost:
$40,928
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Install New Plumbing Pipes
(2,379 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,280
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Install Cabinets
(2,172 projects)
Average National Cost:
$4,672
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Refinish a Bathtub
(2,056 projects)
Average National Cost:
$464
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Install a Faucet
(1,939 projects)
Average National Cost:
$240
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Repair Cabinets
(1,607 projects)
Average National Cost:
$326
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Repair Countertops
(1,444 projects)
Average National Cost:
$348
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Reface Cabinets
(1,337 projects)
Average National Cost:
$6,674
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Install a Bath Fan
(1,236 projects)
Average National Cost:
$356
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Refinish Cabinets
(1,224 projects)
Average National Cost:
$2,460
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Repair a Toilet
(1,032 projects)
Average National Cost:
$192
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Install a Glass Shower Door
(990 projects)
Average National Cost:
$860
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Install a Shower
(946 projects)
Average National Cost:
$3,123
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Install a Bathtub
(801 projects)
Average National Cost:
$2,775
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Repair a Glass Shower Door
(578 projects)
Average National Cost:
$192
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Install a Bathtub or Shower Liner
(424 projects)
Average National Cost:
$2,530
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Install or Replace a Toilet
(390 projects)
Average National Cost:
$345
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Repair a Bath Fan
(331 projects)
Average National Cost:
$234
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Install Glass Blocks or Tiles
(247 projects)
Average National Cost:
$764
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Install a Sink
(121 projects)
Average National Cost:
$732
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Get a Building Permit
(29 projects)
Average National Cost:
$865
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Repair or Resilver a Mirror
(23 projects)
Average National Cost:
$154
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But these days, you might want to compare prices at big box stores, eBay and Craig's List to what your contractor is offering. Regardless of where you look, when shopping for high-end, name-brand fixtures, it's easy to get sticker shock. But they often come with lifetime manufacturer warranties.

Bathroom Flooring

If your bathroom is the size of Rhode Island, going with expensive Italian marble might stretch your budget. Conversely, if it's the size of a Mini Cooper, going high-end could be fairly affordable. Both materials and installation costs rise with square footage. The least expensive bathroom flooring materials, in terms of both the cost of materials and installation, is vinyl and linoleum. Sheet flooring is durable, simple to install and come in plenty of colors and patterns. In some cases, you can even install vinyl or linoleum on top of the current floor, which saves time and money on the installation. Some popular linoleums mirror the look of tile, and though it won't feel the same on your feet, it looks pretty.
More expensive bathroom flooring includes porcelain tiles, stone tile, and even wood floors. Although these types of flooring materials are both more expensive to buy and install, they will add value to your home and could pay for themselves many times over when the time comes to sell.
But before you put down tile, you might consider installing a heating mat. Compared to the price of your tiles, a heating mat is relatively cheap. It may sound like an extravagance, but if you live in a cold climate, it may be the smartest investment you'll ever make.

Bathroom Plumbing and Electrical

Take a careful look at where your fixtures are. Do you really need to move that toilet, that cabinet, the lights, or that tub? Maybe you do. Maybe changing the layout will make your bathroom more functional and more dazzling. But keep in mind that once you make those changes, your plumbing and electrical costs could become the most expensive parts of your project. Keeping your fixtures where they are might allow you to go more high end with your flooring or fixtures, which could raise your home's value.

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