I do small bathroom renovations for a living, and one of the things that perplex people most is how to budget for a remodel. This bathroom was just completed, and as you can see, we didn't skimp in the looks department. A new, modern vanity was installed as well as a walk-in shower. A budget bathroom remodel may take a little creativity on the part of your builder, but it can be done. In this image, you'll note the hanging bathroom cabinet. It's actually an old kitchen cabinet that was repurposed and cost nothing to add. And the lights on the mirror came from this person's front porch. Again, we repurposed items to bring costs down. Small bathroom renovations don't have to be costly or outlandish, and they definitely don't have to stress your budget.
I always tell our clients that don't want to use a designer, that it is so important to come up with a proposed bathroom remodel cost breakdown before you start making any purchases or hiring tradesmen. Each element in these rooms from the tile to the vanity and shower remodel cost can add up so quickly, so you want to have a realistic idea of what you want to spend in each area so that you can reign yourself in if need be. I usually tell people that the rule of thumb is that you will spend the most on major elements like tile, then roughly half of the tile material cost on a vanity, and then budget in several hundred for fixtures (maybe a thousand if you are going high end).
As a builder, I can confidently share with you that the average bathroom remodel cost is far less than you may have imagined. This master bathroom was just completed, and per our client's request, we paired a few family pieces of furniture with bright new bathroom tiles, an antique hanging lamp, and wall lighting. One of the bathroom ideas 2019 making waves is the addition of a tub and a shower to give homeowners choices. As you can see, in addition to the walk-in shower, we installed a french-styled tub at the side of the room opposite the shower and then lined the outside with tiling to match the floors and walls.
I would be so curious to see the bathroom remodel cost breakdown for this master suite because it looks so stunningly high end and luxurious. We are actually embarking on some new bathroom renovations in our own house, and I am trying to compile a list of my must haves as well as my wish list. I would like to copy pretty much all of the gorgeous decorative details they included in their room, but I know that this place could not have been cheap. With that being said, I think that I can skimp on some areas, to allow for extra funds for focal points like a great bathroom vanity or stunning chandelier like they have. I assume that we can cut down the master bathroom remodel cost if we stick to our current walk in shower design.
One of the most beneficial things that I have ever done before or during a home design related project, is taking the time to create a spreadsheet of the bathroom remodel cost breakdown before getting started with any of the work (or purchasing anything). I know that these may seem like a "duh" concept to a lot of people but, up until our master bathroom renovations, I had never taken the time to map everything out and see exactly how the bathroom renovation cost was dispersed. I sort of flew by the seat of my pants and, as a result, always ended up way too far over budget. I think that this project was actually the most beautiful and high end one that we have accomplished to date, and it is also the cheapest.
One of those most helpful things that my favorite interior designer did for me, is provide me with an average bathroom remodel cost breakdown before we even began the planning process. Seeing how different parts of the project (tile, showers, vanities, etc.) was budgeted for by most homeowners was so helpful because it showed me the areas that I should focus the small bathroom remodel cost on and where to try to go cheaper or reuse things. This is the "before" photo of our space and, while it is certainly not a horribly outdated room, I think it could definitely use some upgrades. We are definitely trying to keep the bathroom remodel cost at a minimum, so we will avoid replacing high dollar items like the vanity (that is honestly perfectly nice looking) and instead focus on other areas like the shower.