How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?
Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home. With so much use and wear and tear, it may need an update along the way. Heavy foot traffic and water usage over time can create several problems including cracked tiles, damaged plumbing, leaks, and mold. If your bathroom is suffering from these issues, you may be considering a bathroom remodel and wondering how much does a bathroom remodel cost.
Bathroom Remodel Cost Breakdown
The cost of a bathroom remodel can vary widely depending upon the size of your space, the areas you would like to change, the type of work performed, and the materials you choose. Prices can range from $2000 to greater than $50,000.
Bathroom remodels can include replacing cabinetry, countertops, plumbing, fixtures, flooring, walls, doors, lighting, and wet space (tub/shower). Many people look to change their wet space and update it to a more contemporary and easier to clean system. There are several options to update your bathroom, such as tub/shower refinishing/glazing, a bath insert, a new tile or natural stone tub/shower, and a complete bathroom remodel, and there are advantages and disadvantages to each.
Many tubs have outdated colors (think avocado green and marigold yellow).
Tub glazing/refinishing is a relatively inexpensive way to cover that old color with a brighter, more modern color.
Typical cost averages $2000-$3000. However, this process is highly caustic, requiring workers to wear full hazmat suits and for homeowners to vacate the premise for at least one day. Additionally, the process typically lasts only 1-3 years before it begins to chip, and you see that old color underneath.
Bath liners are another popular option. These standardized inserts fit directly over your existing tub, so no demolition is required, and there are no harsh chemicals used. While more expensive than bathtub refinishing, bath liners are moderately priced at $7000-$10,000. There is no grout to maintain, and the tub is ready for immediate use. Despite these benefits, bath liners do not address any underlying issues such as leaky pipes or mold growth. They cover your tub, but they also cover your existing problems instead of addressing them. In addition, water may get trapped under the liner creating a bubble type of effect, and the floor may flex. This can create a hidden mold issue between the tub and liner. Lastly, the size of the bathtub is reduced, which may be an issue if you enjoy bathing.
A full remodel of the wet space entails a complete tear-out of your existing tub. If there are any pre-existing issues, your installer will be able to identify them and fix them. It also allows you greater design freedom with selecting your own tile or natural stone. The cost of this is significantly more and can range from $20,000-$30,000. Disadvantages with this option also include porous grout is used to set the tile or stone, and this creates an environment for mold and mildew to easily grow. Abrasive chemicals are required to clean porous grout. Furthermore, demolition can take 1-2 weeks, leaving you without use of your bathroom for an extended period. Complete bathroom remodels including wet space, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, lighting, etc. can cost even more. These bathroom remodel costs range from $30,000 to over $50,000 and can take several weeks to complete.
Kris Konstruction’s One-Day Luxury Bath Systems
Kris Konstruction offers a more affordable and efficient option to remodeling your bath. Instead of covering your existing tub and problems, we remove all original materials down to the framing. We clean and prepare all surfaces, update the plumbing, fix any existing issues, and install a custom wall system designed specifically for your space and your needs.
Our One-Day Luxury Bath systems are built using the latest non-porous acrylic technology and feature a patented antimicrobial protection to provide you with a system that is safer and easier to clean. Each system can be custom designed by you with over 100 color and pattern options to choose from. We offer replacement bathtubs, replacement walk-in showers, bathtub and shower conversions, and handicap-accessible shower systems at about half the cost of a full wet space remodel and can be installed in as little as one day!
Whether your goal is to update the look of your bath, or to increase its safety and accessibility, our maintenance-free Luxury Bath Systems provide an effortless remodeling experience in less time and for less investment, and all systems come with a Lifetime Warranty on materials and labor.
If you are considering a bath remodel, call Kris Konstruction today at 410-592-3935 to schedule your free in-home consultation with one of our design specialists.