1. How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom?
For a full remodel with new everything, a 40- square-foot bathroom that has a tub, toilet and vanity sink will cost somewhere between $10,000.00 and $15,000.00. A 120-square-foot master bathroom with two sinks, a tub, a shower and a toilet will cost somewhere between $25,000.00 and $40,000.00.
Wow, why so much? Because it takes a lot of labor, materials and time. For a bathroom remodel, there are as many as 20 different processes. From the first estimating call to design, purchasing supplies, lining up labor for demolition, framing, electrical, plumbing, drywall, trim, etc., there are 20 or more professionals engaged at one time or another to ensure your bathroom is all it can and should be.
2. If I don’t have that much money, how can I cut costs?
You can’t cut the cost of a bathroom remodeling project significantly. Ideas such as doing some of the work yourself, shopping harder for cheaper materials or labor and contracting the project yourself are all moves that will end up costing you more money in the long run and leave you open to a lot of disappointment and possibly a disaster that could make our original estimate seem cheap. If you don’t have the money to have the bathroom project done professionally now, wait until you do. If something breaks in your bathroom in the meantime, patch it, and keep saving or figure out how to borrow the money for a proper job.