Should You Remodel Your Bathroom? [Tips and Costs Breakdown You Need to Know]

As you move into your new fixer upper home, or you're staring at your bathroom and you absolutely hate it, you might be wondering: why should I consider a bathroom renovation? How much will it cost? Can I do it myself? Where do I even start for a bathroom renovation?



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Today, we're here to answer all these questions and more! Stay tuned for cost breakdowns, tips on where to start and so much more!


Why should I do a bathroom renovation?

  1. To increase the home's value. With so much wear and tear in the bathroom, as well as the constant exposure to moisture, the bathroom tends to 'age' faster than the rest of the home. A bathroom in pristine condition will certainly raise the value of the home--and every estate agent knows this. How much value increase are we talking? According to moving.com, bathroom renos recoup 67.2% of their costs. Let's look at how it breaks down. Average midrange bathroom renovation: $20,420 Resale value: $13,717

  2. Safety. Plumbing deteriorates over time. One day it'll be something small. Then the issue will keep happening again and again. You'll end up calling someone repeatedly--making this sort of cycle inefficient and costly.

  3. Storage space. Let's face it: the longer you stay in a home, the more stuff you accumulate. As you're adjusting to a growing family or lifestyle changes, your bathroom space only becomes smaller and smaller. Why not make the bathroom experience feel luxurious and spa-like, rather than a game of Tetris to see how many people and things you can fit inside?

Let's talk costs. How much does a typical bathroom renovation cost?

Numbers are important. As listed above, the average midrange bathroom renovation can cost up to $20,000.


However, if you're looking at a smaller bathroom space or doing smaller refreshes, like changing out the vanity or light fixtures, or repainting the tub and walls, you're looking at a much lower number.


Check out these following bathroom renovations on a budget!

$1,000 DIY Bathroom Makeover by Noting Grace

Bathroom Remodels Under $3,000 curated by Apartment Therapy

6 Bathroom Remodels Under $5,000 curated by Apartment Therapy



All these bathroom makeovers prove that it's possible to do a bathroom renovation by yourself AND stay on a budget!


If you're not sure what to do first in a bathroom renovation, the best decision you can make first is to PLAN.

Whether it's the design of your bathroom, your color scheme, fixtures, storage space or location of utilities, make sure to plan it all out with a design.


A bathroom renovation design is 100% necessary if you want to succeed.


Budget Dumpster breaks down the renovation process in an easy and digestible way here.


Now that you have the necessary knowledge and tools, it's time to get started on your bathroom renovation!


Be sure to check out these jaw-dropping before and after bathroom renovations to inspire your project!


As always, remember, we're here to help. Whether you need bathroom vanities, handles, fixtures, sinks or any kind of service, please reach out to us! We are happy to help at info@wholewoodcabinets.com.


Happy remodeling!

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