There are numerous benefits of bathroom remodeling; improved aesthetics, safety, and comfort are just a few. Updating your bathroom also increases your home resale value, with a return on investment of up 80%. But bathroom remodels are often one of the most expensive renovations you can take on when it comes to square footage pricing ($250 to $600 per sq ft). A lot of work goes into that small space!
The lower price range applies when you keep the original layout and replace the existing fixtures with mid-grade ones. If you move the components, choose high-end fixtures, or add tile to the floor and walls, the project will end up on the higher end of the cost spectrum.
The cost of a project is based on the complexity of the job and the materials selected, but in the table below we give you a breakdown of the most common expenses so you can get a ballpark figure.
Most tubs are acrylic or fiberglass, but you can still find cast iron ones.
|$300 – $1,000|
Acrylic or fiberglass, the price includes the base and side walls.
|$300 – $1,200|
|Shower Door Kit
Simple stall door. We install these standard units into a pre-made shower stall.
|Custom Glass Shower (per glass panel)
3/8″ thick temperate glass. Frameless glass doors cost about the same per unit.
|Tub Faucet & Overflow||$100 – $400|
|Shower Mixing Valve||$200 – $600|
|Shower Head||$50 – $200|
|Sink Faucet||$50 – $200|
|Tile & Grout per square foot
Porcelain tile is a popular choice for bathrooms because it offers greater stain and water resistance than ceramic tile. Natural stone is a pricey option that requires maintenance, but its beauty and elegance have no comparison.
|$5 – $50|
|Linoleum Floor per square foot
Linoleum is making a come back as a durable, stain and water resistant, eco-friendly material.
|$1 – $2|
|Sink & Vanity Combo
Nowadays you can get a pre-packaged unit in almost any style and dimensions.
|$350 – $850|
|Custom Vanity||$1,500 – $3,000|
|Pedestal Sink||$150 – $400|
|Vanity Light||$75 – $500|
The fan should be sized to move the correct amount of air, based on cubic feet per minute (CFM)
|$85 – $400|
If the toilet is in good shape, you can upgrade the seat for less than $50
|$150 – $800|
|Demolition (includes disposal fees)||$800 – $3,000|
|New Drywall per square foot
Includes moisture resistant drywall, tape and three coats of mud.
|$5 – $8|
|Wainscoting per square foot (includes materials)||$15 – $25|
|Tiling per square foot||$9 – $22|
|Plumber per hour||$80 – $100|
|Electrician per hour||$80 – $100|
Bathroom remodels are usually not small investments, but they are worth it. Take the time to weigh the options and think about what works best for you before talking to a qualified contractor. Also, read our article on how to find a good contractor in Vermont.