How Much Does A Bathroom Remodel Cost In 2023?
Predicting The Unpredictable.
The average cost for a bathroom remodel is almost impossible to predict because it depends on such a huge variety of factors. When you start planning for a Fairfax bathroom remodel, it can feel like you’ve opened Pandora’s box because there are endless considerations and choices that significantly impact your bottom line.
Bathroom Remodeling Cost Factors:
The size of your bathroom: There’s a reason so many contractors focus on the cost per square foot. The larger the space, the more materials and labor that will be required. A recent report by Angi’s List states that, on average, bathroom remodeling in the U.S. costs between $70 to $250 per square foot, but that number can sometimes be much higher depending on the project parameters.
Your floorplan: Are you planning to maintain the existing floorplan or make changes? Anytime you move walls or relocate major features like the sink, shower, or toilet, your budget will feel the pressure. Collaborating with a Foster Design Consultant to strategically work within the existing footprint of your Fairfax home will keep your overall costs down.
The cost of the finishes: Premium finishes and how those finishes are installed will have a significant impact on your budget. For example, if you select a high-end marble tile and have it installed in an ornate pattern, your costs will be higher than if you choose ceramic tiles installed in a grid pattern. It all comes down to the wow factor you want to infuse in your new bathroom.
The unforeseen costs: Peeling back the layers during a bathroom remodeling project almost always reveals unexpected expenses. Until demolition, there’s no way to know if there is water damage to the subfloor, the plumbing needs work, or the electrical needs to be upgraded. Adding at least a 30% cushion to account for these overages is wise.
Customizations: There are countless prefabricated bathroom fixtures available that will meet the demands of a modest budget. But sometimes, they don’t meet the demands of your space. For example, a pre-fit bathroom vanity may not work with your design. Or you may need to forego the prefab shower and opt for custom tile because it’s the room’s focal point. These types of upgrades will always add to the bottom line.
Your timeline: Some homeowners have a firm date when they’ll need the bathroom remodel to be complete. Perhaps the in-laws are visiting and will need their own private space. Or you may have an upcoming surgical procedure that will inhibit your ability to use stairs. Whatever the reason, a firm deadline may cost more than a flexible timeline. With a flexible timeline, contractors can fill the gaps in their schedules, recouping costs that would otherwise be lost, so they prefer to have wiggle room.
Understanding The Everchanging Costs.
As you receive quotes for your bathroom remodel, be sure you compare apples to apples. An experienced estimator will account for ancillary costs, such as your home’s location, environmental hazards, and permits. If you receive two drastically different estimates, review your estimator’s work to ensure they have built these expenses into their quote.
Take Control Of Your Bathroom Remodeling Budget.
Your remodeling budget can quickly get out of hand without proper planning. Foster Remodeling Solutions has over 40 years of experience in the residential remodeling industry. We understand the pitfalls that happen during a bathroom remodel, and we’ve developed solutions to avoid them. As a design-build firm, our project managers, design consultants, and craftsmen all work together to prevent breakdowns in communications. This method of business allows us to set clear expectations and accurately estimate the cost of your bathroom remodel.