How Much Does It Cost to Renovate a Bathroom?

How Much Does It Cost to Renovate a Bathroom?

There was a time when we didn’t mind tiny bathrooms that also held water heaters and washing machines. When the 1970s brown and orange décor in the bathroom didn’t faze us too much. That time is over.

These days, anything less than a Zen, spa-like experience in the bathroom just won’t do. So it’s no wonder so many people are wondering if they can afford to transform their tired old bathroom into their favourite room in the house!

Unfortunately, when it comes to bathroom renovations, you really do get what you pay for, and while the national average cost for bathroom renovation is $17,000, the most important thing is to hire a professional to get the job done right! Once you’ve done that, here are a few things that could affect the cost.

What determines the cost of a bathroom renovation?

People who don’t work in the construction and renovation world often think that they can call someone up and get a square metre price for renovations, sight unseen. That’s not the case, and there are many factors that can affect the cost of your bathroom renovation in Adelaide. Let’s take a closer look.

Size of the bathroom
Size matters. The bigger the space that needs to be renovated, the more demolition will be required, the more materials will need to be ordered and the more work there will be to complete the project.

Extent of the renovations required
Ideally, to keep the cost of your bathroom renovation down, you should try not to relocate things like the bath, toilet, shower, and sink. All of those things require plumbing alterations, and when that happens, prices go up fast.
The same goes for extending the bathroom or moving walls. The more structural work you need done, the higher the cost will be.

Materials, fittings, and fixtures
You probably don’t realise it until you start looking, but the price of materials, fittings and fixtures varies enormously based on what you want installed. Tiles, for instance, can range from a couple of dollars a square metre to $30, $40, $50 or more. The same goes for taps, showerheads, and other items.

The best advice is to shop around, look for special offers, or use a contractor who has established relationships with suppliers, and can get you a better deal.

Finally, there are specialist trades. This could be anything from plumbers to electricians and glaziers to roofers, depending on what you want done in your bathroom. The more specialist trades your bathroom renovation requires, and the more work they do, the more it will cost.

Learn More
Precise Services Renovations can’t give you a per square metre price for your Adelaide bathroom renovation either, but we can give you a little more information in this article.

You can also call our office any time and talk to our estimating team. They can work from plans or visit your home and develop a detailed and accurate quote for the bathroom renovation of your dreams.