What is a Realistic Budget for a Bathroom Renovation?

Bathroom renovation projects can be expensive, but they don’t have to cost an arm and a leg if you carefully plan your budget.

Knowing what materials and features to prioritize, where to shop, and where to cut costs will help you get the most bang for your buck when working on a bathroom renovation. We at Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations work with our clients to help educate them on ways that we can get the look and bathroom design they want within their budget. Our team of experts has been working in the industry for many years and has the knowledge and understanding of the different materials, layouts, and ways to ensure our clients get the best bathroom for their buck. 

The Cost of Bathroom Renovation: Researching and Understanding Prices

The cost of renovating a bathroom can vary considerably depending on the size of your bathroom, the materials used, labor costs, and other factors. Typically, homeowners spend around $10,000 on renovating a single bathroom. A low end may cost around $2,500, while high-end ones cost over $30,000. Of course, this depends on the size of the bathroom as well. (1)

Before starting any project, do some research and find out what materials cost in your area. This will give you a good idea of what type of materials you can afford within your budget. Materials are where you can make or break a budget. To provide you with a rough idea, the labor will be 40-65% of the overall cost. (2)

When researching prices for materials such as flooring, tile, fixtures, lighting, and more, remember that you don’t always have to purchase the most expensive option available. Consider less expensive options like linoleum or laminate over tile floors if you’re looking for an affordable alternative.

We work with our clients to ensure they have the best-looking bathroom for their budget. We understand there are times when the budget is tight, and we can help you decide how to cut corners properly. Our team of experts is there to answer your questions and help guide you as you start the journey of planning a new bathroom renovation.

Labor Costs: What to Expect when Hiring Contractors

If you’re planning on hiring contractors for your bathroom renovation project, be sure to factor their fees into your overall budget estimate.

The average hourly rate for subcontractors can vary widely depending on their specialty. For example, bathroom designers typically charge between $60 and $160 per hour, while plumbers typically charge between $45 and $65 per hour. Electricians tend to have an hourly rate of $65 to $85, while carpenters usually charge a flat rate of $70 per hour. Tile installers, on the other hand, typically charge between $5 and $10 per square foot for their services. Handymen typically charge between $60 and $90 per hour. (3)  Keep in mind this is just an average.  

When working with Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations, we will handle all of the work for you, so you don’t have to worry about all these different contractor types. We offer a one-stop shop for everything, meaning that we will set up the various skills as the job calls for it. There is no need for you to call in a plumber, electrician, and various people to perform the different tasks. We do everything and can even help get the materials on order at contractor prices. 

If you are interested in learning more about Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations, call us at 704-201-5964. We would love to discuss your upcoming bathroom remodel and discuss the options. 

How to Find the Right Contractor

Once you have decided on a budget, the next step is to find the right contractor. You will most likely be looking for a general contractor that will handle everything for you. This allows you peace of mind that everything will be done to code and as you expect.  

First, start by asking family and friends who they might recommend. Take your time and look online for contractors near you. You want to find someone you trust who has some bathroom remodels under their belt. Don’t just call up one contractor; have a couple look at your project so you can compare and meet them in person. This gives you a better understanding of how that partial construction company works. Ask questions and understand how well they communicate with a timeline.  

At Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations, we take the time to review everything with you. Our team will help you determine what materials should be utilized to help you stay within your budget. We can go over the differences in the different materials and costs. Furthermore, we have been doing bathroom remodels for many years and bring that experience to the table.

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Do your Research

Renovating a bathroom does not necessarily have to break the bank if homeowners plan ahead accordingly. Be sure to take the time to do your research to determine what materials will work for your project. Remember, you don’t have to splash out in every aspect at this time. You can always do an upgrade later, should you not quite have enough in the budget this time to have granite installed, for example. When it comes down to hiring contracting professionals – shop around and compare different offers or rates to determine the best fit given the job’s complexity.  

Why Consider Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations?

Are you ready for a breathtaking bathroom renovation that will take your daily routine to the next level? At Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations, we’re passionate about bringing your dream bathroom to life.

From luxurious shower and tub installations to stunning vanity replacements and custom cabinetry, we offer a full suite of services to help you create the bathroom of your dreams. Our expert designers and contractors are dedicated to making your vision a reality. We listen to your needs and preferences and work tirelessly to bring your bathroom to life.

We offer a wide range of high-quality materials to choose from, including granite, marble, and quartz countertops, so you can have the bathroom you’ve always wanted. But we don’t stop at just bathrooms. We also specialize in exterior renovations, including siding, roofing, windows, and doors. Whether you’re looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency or update its curb appeal, our experienced team has you covered.

Experience the exceptional quality and customer satisfaction that sets us apart. Choose Exceptional Exteriors and Renovations for your next home renovation project. Contact us today to get your free quote!

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