Renovation Tips

Tips and helpful information for homeowners thinking of renovating in Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills, South Australia,

How Much Does a Bathroom Renovation Cost

If your bathroom looks tired and isn’t functioning the way you need it to then you probably already know it’s time for a bathroom renovation.

Like anyone that begins the journey of renovating their bathroom the number one question is –  how much does a bathroom renovation cost?

It’s a question you need to resolve before you can commit to diving in and ripping out those horrible tiles you’ve despised since forever!

Of course like any renovation it depends on a number of factors including the size of your space, what type of home you have, if you need to change the plumbing drainage or fixture locations and the level of finishes you desire.

Luxury Bathroom Renovation

Let’s look at each of these and the impact this has on cost.

Of course during the pandemic and as we leap into 2022 the cost of building has risen quite substantially and many homeowners find it difficult to find a tradie even willing to quote their renovations let alone do the actual work.

On the low end of the spectrum, a budget bathroom renovation in Adelaide where your fixtures and fittings remain in place will be in the $8,000 to $15,000 range. 

The typical bathroom renovation in Adelaide is likely to be in the $15,000 to $25,000 range whereas a more luxurious bathroom renovation complete with the latest fixtures and fittings is will be in the $25,000 to $45,000+ price range.

Colourful Bathroom Renovation

So what exactly are the factors that influence bathroom renovation costs?

Your Type of Home: 

  • Solid Brick or Stone homes cost 15-25% more than brick veneer homes. 
  • So too if your home has high ceilings and you want to tile full height. 
  • Old homes typically have issues hidden beneath the surface so this also adds to the costs
  • Timber floors – its a different process to tile over timber floors so that adds to the cost
  • Old mosaic tiles on floors are much harder to remove than standard tiles
  • Access and Location – renovating a bathroom requires a fair amount of demolition and that rubbish has to go somewhere. Having space on your property to locate a skip bin or trailer is crucial to keeping costs in check. If you live in a multi storey apartment you will need to check with your building super to see the rules in place for renovations and allowing for the effective removal of building debris.

Single Storey or Double Storey:

  • The cost of working above a ground floor level will be more due to additional building rules that are in place for wet areas above ground level.
  • Access also has a big part to play in costs. If your space is difficult to get materials too that will add to your costs.

Moving Fixture Location:

  • If you wish to move your fixture locations then costs will rise.
  • If you’re just moving one fixture such as a shower or vanity location and the remainder of your underfloor plumbing drainage is in good condition then it’s possible you can do a simple cut and repair to change the drains. If you re-designing the entire bathroom layout you will need to demolish and replace the entire floor and this has a big impact on costs.

Your selection of Tiles, Fixtures and Fittings:

  • Naturally the higher end of tiles, fixtures and fittings you select then the greater the costs

If you would like a no obligation quote for renovating your bathroom in Adelaide or the Adelaide Hills please call us on 1800 955 111 to book a time.

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