Price is one of the biggest considerations when partaking in any home renovation projects and bathroom renovations are no exception to that. So how much does a new bathroom really cost? The average cost of a bathroom renovation, that includes materials and installation, is £7000 however this can be dependent on a number of variables.
In this article we delve deep into the areas you should consider when budgeting for your bathroom renovation.
The scope of the renovation
Factors such as the size of the space, the products required, the spec of the materials you choose and the quality of the finish you want to achieve are all examples of what we mean when we talk about the scope of the renovation, and all of these factors are clearly going to have a significant bearing on the cost of your renovation.
Opting for luxury products and materials or working with a larger space will likely see your required budget increase to around £7500- £15000 whilst if you’re working with a small space like a downstairs toilet or ensuite, or are happy to work with more affordable products the cost can be much less.
The amount of renovation work needed
Are you looking for a like-for-like renovation or will you be completely transforming the layout of the space. More work and potentially more materials are required to achieve the latter, and therefore the budget required will be higher. Alternatively maybe instead of a full renovation you are looking to refresh the space with a partial re-model. This is a great option for those who want to give their space a facelift on a strict budget. In a partial bathroom remodel much of the bathroom is retained, whilst certain features such as lighting, flooring, tiles, cabinets, the shower, tubs or fixtures and fittings are replaced.
Professional installation requirements
Installation costs can make up a fairly significant chunk or your required budget when renovating your bathroom. It’s true that if you’re willing to DIY you could save yourself a bit of money here, however unless you are well versed in fitting bathrooms we always recommend investing in a professional installer. A well fitted bathroom will make all the difference to your final aesthetic and achieve the right finish. Hiring a professional should also make the process almost stress-free (we said almost!).
Other costs that need to be considered
There are some hidden costs you may not have even considered when thinking about your bathroom renovation requirements including removal of your existing bathroom, plastering and electrical work such as lighting. These need to be planned into your renovation, if applicable.
Depending on the age of your home and its general condition, sometimes unexpected problems can arise once work has begun, therefore it’s also wise to factor into your budget a small allowance for any potential unexpected costs that may come up. Pre-empting hidden costs and potential problems in advance can save you from any surprises mid-renovation.
Can somebody handle the entire renovation for me?
Yes, at Dale Bathrooms we are a one stop shop for all your bathroom needs. We also offer a supply and fit service designed to make the entire bathroom renovation process easier for our customers. We can design your bathroom, Supply your products and professionally install them so no project management is needed from you.
Bathroom renovations are a great way of increasing the value of your property and with us, the only thing you need to worry about is picking your bathroom before the renovation and enjoying it afterwards. Start the process today with a trip to our showroom.