How Much Is a Bathroom Remodel Cost In 2023?
$6,628 - $17,493
$6,628 - $17,493
Updated December 14, 2022Reviewed by Robert Tschudi, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.
The average bathroom remodel costs $11,943, with most homeowners spending between $6,628 and $17,493 for a complete tear-out and replacement of all walls, fixtures, and appliances. On a large or primary bath, prices can reach as high as $28,000.
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|Typical Range||$6,628 - $17,493|
|Low End - High End||$2,500 - $30,000|
Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 26,356 HomeAdvisor members.
Several factors influence your bathroom remodel costs, including the size, materials, labor, floor plan changes, demolition, and permits. However, size remains the key factor, and bathroom remodels can exceed $22,000 in some locations with higher-end fixtures.
See the estimated average percentages your factors contribute to your total cost.
Labor is the most expensive part of a bathroom remodel. Budget $50 to $75 per hour in labor, though prices vary per location. In general, allot 40% to 60% of your budget to labor. The bigger your bathroom, the more you’ll pay.
Expect to pay between $1,000 and $9,000 on materials alone for the average bathroom remodel.
Anticipate spending between $175 and $2,000 to cover permits. Prices vary significantly by location.
The average bathroom remodel costs $125 per square foot. However, cities with higher costs of living will likely exceed these ranges.
Choose pros wisely to stretch your budget.
Anticipate spending $600–$3,100 in labor.
Spend on necessary hires, but DIY interior design.
Get a modest makeover.
Remodel a 15-32-sq.-ft. bathroom.
Choose from a limited selection of materials, like off-the-shelf appliances and fixtures.
Call your local permit agency.
Building permits cost around $175–$2,000.
Your contractor will usually take care of all permitting and include this in your project price.
Labor accounts for 40% to 65% of your total budget, and bathroom remodeling costs $50 to $75 per hour, depending on where you live. Always ask for a detailed bid and invoice that covers all the materials and labor fees, including demolition and disposal.
You'll most likely need a local plumber, a general contractor near you specializing in bathrooms and kitchens, and possibly other specialists such as a licensed local electrician. Here's a further breakdown of pros you may need to hire:
General contractor rates: $300–$400 per day
Plumber rates: $1,000–$2,000 total
Electrician rates: $50–$100 per hour
Interior designer rates: $150–$500
Material prices for the average bathroom remodel run anywhere from $1,000 to $9,000. Understanding how these prices break down individually helps determine where to invest your money and time. “This is where hiring an interior designer is worth their weight in gold,” says Bob Tschudi, Angi Expert Review Board member and general contractor in Raleigh, NC. “With the right advice, you can often achieve a high-end look without paying for high-end materials. Your designer will know how to do this.”
|Bathroom Remodel Item||Average Price Range (Materials Only)|
|Accessories||$10 – $100 per item|
|Bathroom fan||$50 – $300|
|Lights||$100 – $400|
|Countertop||$200 – $1,000|
|Fixtures (toilets, sinks, etc.)||$200 – $1,800|
|Entry door and window||$200 – $1,800|
|Faucet and plumbing||$250 – $1,450|
|Shower||$300 – $3,000|
|Bathroom vanity||$300 – $3,800|
"A large walk-in shower has become the most desired feature of the primary bathroom. At the very high-end, you could add a soaking tub in there, but a walk-in shower is definitely the top priority."
Dan DiClerico, HomeAdvisor Smart Home Strategist and Home Expert.
Make a plan that includes both the design and budget before choosing what to buy for your bath remodel. And keep in mind that luxury appliances and finishes can quickly double or triple the prices. Determine your total budget for fixtures and plan accordingly:
Economy and off-the-shelf: $500–$2,000
Luxury and custom: $4,000–$22,000+
While the cost to remodel a bathroom will be impacted by various factors, your location will significantly determine your overall price. In general, completing a bathroom remodel in a city with a lower overall cost of living means you'll pay less than you would for the same work in a more expensive city. Expect to pay up to 20% more if you live in an area with high real estate prices, such as California and New York.
|U.S. City||Average Price Range for a Bathroom Remodel|
|Atlanta||$7,000 – $18,000|
|Boston||$6,800 – $15,600|
|Chicago||$5,600 – $13,600|
|Las Vegas||$7,300 – $16,000|
|Los Angeles||$12,000 – $25,600|
|Miami||$5,500 – $13,600|
|New York City||$7,000 – $16,000|
|San Diego||$10,000 – $23,500|
|San Francisco||$11,000 – $25,500|
|Seattle||$6,400 – $15,300|
You'll pay an average of $125 per square foot for a bathroom remodel, with tiny bathrooms and extravagant primary ones being completely different undertakings. Be ready to provide measurements when you speak with contractors so they have an understanding of your project size.
|Bathroom Size in Square Feet||Average Price Range for a Bathroom Remodel|
|15||$1,500 – $2,250|
|24||$2,400 – $3,600|
|32||$3,200 – $4,800|
|36||$3,600 – $5,400|
|40||$4,000 – $6,000|
|45||$4,500 – $6,750|
|63||$6,300 – $9,450|
|80||$8,000 – $12,000|
|90||$9,000 – $13,500|
A bathroom remodel has a wide price range. Determining your bathroom makeover budget can be tricky. Here are a few considerations to help you estimate the cost of your project.
Making your bath larger, like converting a half-bath to a full bath, costs $5,000 or more. “The most cost-efficient bathroom remodel is to keep the existing infrastructure,” Tschudi says. “If you can keep the toilet, bath/shower, and sink/lavatory in the same locations, you will get the result you want at a fraction of the cost of a complete remodel.”
Interior bathroom demolition costs $1,000 to $2,300. Prices can go higher if you remove and move walls to create a different footprint. For the experienced DIY-er, this is a good place to save money by doing it yourself or assisting the contractor. However, a demo can get expensive quickly if you take out a load-bearing wall, cut electrical lines, or divert a water pipe.
A faucet leak, cracked bathtub, or failing toilet can easily become a much larger and costlier problem if you don’t take care of the issue sooner than later. Plumbing costs around $175 to $550 but can save you thousands in the long run. More importantly, homeowners insurance typically doesn't cover damage due to ignored maintenance issues.
Building permits cost $175 to $2,000. The price is location-dependent, so contact your local building code enforcement or permitting agency for details. In most cases, your contractor will take care of all permitting and include this in your project price.
If you remodel a bathroom yourself, you’ll spend an average of $3,730. However, doing any project yourself means no insurance and added fees if something goes wrong. Hire a local bathroom remodeling pro for any work you’re not comfortable doing—particularly plumbing and electrical—and consider the pros and cons of DIY versus professional bathroom remodeling.
Inexpensive bathroom remodeling helps keep prices down and returns high. Here are a few tips to help you save money:
Do the demolition yourself: Ripping out old tiles and tubs may not be fun and takes an eye for detail to avoid damaging pipes or electrical work, but it’ll save you about $1,000.
Paint on your own: Painting is a great DIY project. It takes a little skill for a professional finish, but it’s forgiving if you make mistakes.
Buy off-the-shelf fixtures in the clearance aisles: They might not be high-end, but they’ll look new and help freshen up the overall look.
Reuse sinks and toilets: If they aren’t broken, try cleaning them up and reusing them instead of buying new ones.
Resurface tubs, counters, cabinets, and tiles: You can cut costs in half by resurfacing rather than buying new.
Consider custom tiling your bathroom: If it’s in your budget, put in a tile surround for the tub or shower and floor. You’ll get a better return on investment if you plan to sell your home.
A one-day bathroom remodel costs anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000. It typically involves installing a new shower kit, toilet, sink, and vanity.
Redoing a condo bathroom falls between $7,000 and $15,000. Make sure you check with your homeowners association prior to making any changes.
Repairing a shower room costs $200 to $5,000, depending on the type and extent of the damage. For example, repainting might only run a couple hundred, while replacing a fiberglass tub and surround can hit $5,000.
Retiling a bathroom shower costs $3 to $20 per square foot. Expect to pay the same for floors and backsplashes. Custom artistic work, such as mosaics in your bathroom surround, can run as high as $100 per square foot.
It can take anywhere from three to four weeks for a smaller bathroom remodel and four to nine weeks for a larger one. To be safe, expect at least one month of renovation time and make plans accordingly to use another bathroom in your house.
A mobile home bathroom renovation typically costs $3,000 to $7,000. However, your imagination and budget are the only limiting factors for renovating.