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How to Get a Realistic Idea of What You’ll Spend
The average cost of a bathroom remodel ranges between $10,000 to $50,000.
This wide range hinges on what you plan on doing in your remodel—and, of course, the more you redo, the more it will cost.
What Will I Spend?
When establishing a budget for your bathroom remodel, all factors must be considered before deciding what is affordable.
Don’t just pick an arbitrary number! Take stock of what's available:
- Financing Plans
This will help determine what you will realistically end up spending to accomplish your goals.
Start by getting some quotes from different companies to learn about materials, costs, and timelines.
The need to repair damages and leaks may also influence what you need to budget for in your remodel.
In fact, aside from the scope of the project, most of the cost will hinge on two things: the state of the walls and the state of the plumbing.
You may not have clear answers on these until you get behind the walls—which can make determining your budget upfront tricky.
Because of this, you should almost always build in a contingency buffer (we recommend about 10% of your budget).
Your final cost will primarily hinge on the scope of your project. This means it’s critical to determine the extent to which you will be remodeling:
- Are you updating your vanity?
- Pulling out the entire tub or shower?
- Are you making small upgrades with light fixtures and mirrors?
- Is this a complete down-to-the-studs renovation?
Choose a No Surprise Guarantee
At Five Star Bath Solutions, we tackle this uncertainty by doing a thorough in-home consultation and inspection beforehand.
We’ll provide you an exact estimate, and because we have a “No Surprise Guarantee” your original estimate will be exactly what you pay regardless of what we find behind the walls during demolition.
If there’s water damage in or under the walls, you’ll need a more extensive remodel, likely a floor-to-ceiling renovation.
The final cost depends on the extent of the damage. Presence of mold, warped surfaces, and structural deterioration will all add to the price.
If you suspect there may be water behind your walls, give us a call at Five Star Bath Solutions.
As part of our professional design consultation, we perform a free moisture meter test to determine the extent of possible damages hidden behind your walls.
Likewise, the state of the plumbing is an important aspect for anyone doing the remodel.
Pipes can become a gnarled mess over time with different additions and removals.
When big plumbing projects are involved, the price will climb based on the time and professional services needed to make those changes.
Weighing Your Options
If you decide to do it yourself, your overall project costs will be lower because you’re not paying for labor.
Though there are arguments to be made about costs associated with your time and the risk of needing to hire someone to fix it later.
Alternatively, you could hire a contractor and pay for the labor upfront, ensuring less cost on the backend.
Five Star Bath Solutions—the Best Option in Bathroom Remodeling
If you contract with Five Star Bath Solutions, you won’t have to decide between cheaper costs or quality work.
We provide a balance that offers you the best of both worlds by offering high quality installation and products for a low price.
This is made possible through our SmartPay financing options.
At Five Star Bath Solutions, we have a bathroom to fit every budget!