Ever wondered what it would cost to update your bathroom? Basic raw materials can range from $30 to… very high. Jenn and I decided to spend a little bit more on some beautiful, high quality floor tile and go middle-of-the-road with our fixtures (not IKEA but not Crate & Barrel). The most cost savings will be found in labor — we are doing all of the demo and install work ourselves once the professionals are finished with the behind-the-walls plumbing.
We love that our home was built in the 1940s and wanted to keep with the classic aesthetic of the house when choosing fixtures. A sneak peak of a few of the textiles can be found above.
Here's our spend-to-date on the basic materials for our bathroom remodel:
- Hexagon Carrara marble floor tile: $638
- Grout (2 gallons): $110
- Shower tiles, white subway: $181
- Toilet: $168
- Sink basin: $129
- Pedestal sink base: $115
- Bathroom light fixture: $100
- Medicine cabinet with mirror: $108
- Sink faucet: $32
- Shower head, faucet and knob: $109
We're hoping to keep our bathroom reno below $2,500 so I think we're on track! The return on investment for updating a bathroom is between $10,000-15,000 on average so not only will this suit our style better, it will also increase the resale value of our home. But of course, remodeling a bathroom takes more than just tile and a new sink. And you never know what unexpected cost you'll run into as you're taking down drywall and old tile.
What's not on this list:
- Bead board for the walls
- Backerboard for behind the tile
- Tile adhesive
- Tile seal
- any paint or paint supplies
- any tools
- any labor… my dad and I are paying for that with blood, sweat and tears!
Onward and upward…