How much do most bathroom remodels cost?
Bathroom remodel costs will vary depending on the scope of work, the age of your home, the size of your bathroom, and the finishes you choose. However, we’re including here the industry averages based on specific square footage and other factors. It’s a great place to start, but after you read this guide, we encourage you to reach out to learn more about your unique remodel and its possible cost.
The half bathroom is the room your guests are most likely to use, so you want to make a great impression with excellent style and new features, even in such a small space. A half bathroom is typically around 16-20 square feet and only includes a sink and a toilet. Your half bath may have space for a storage vanity or even room for a wall cabinet. To remodel a half bathroom in Naperville, Illinois, the average cost is around $16.000
When you’re remodeling your half bathroom, be adventurous with your finishes. It’s a small space where using statement lighting, bold wallpaper above wainscoting, or fun wall color is a popular choice. For the remodel, you will keep the same layout, replace your vanity, freshen up your paint, upgrade your countertop, and replace all of the fixtures and lighting.
Midrange Full Bathroom
To calculate the average cost of remodeling a full bathroom, we’re going to use the standard 5x7 square footage and the three piece set up–sink, bath/shower combo, and toilet. Remodeling a full bathroom at the midrange level will cost around $30,000. Remodeling a full bathroom includes replacing the porcelain on steel tub and ceramic tile surround. Subway tile is timeless, but to lean into trends, try incorporating a color like light green or blue. Or, go bold with emerald green.
Your plumbing fixtures will also be replaced with midrange models, along with the lighting fixtures. The vanity and counter will also be updated. If your bathroom struggles to store towels, toiletries, and other bathroom items, talk to your designer about choosing a vanity that makes the most use of the space. Ceramic wood look tile is great for the flooring, in both style and function. Or, stamped and dyed cement tile is slip-resistant and available in lots of styles and colors. Finish the space with classic white walls or experiment with color here, too!
Universal Full Bathroom
If you’re looking into the future and plan to stay in your home for quite some time, or if an older loved one will move in soon, consider updating your full bathroom with features that prioritize safety as much as style. A full bathroom remodel with a universal design in mind, also known as aging in place, will cost around $48,000. This bathroom will also start with a 5x7 square foot space, but includes specific features that make it easier to get around:
- Zero threshold
- 36-inch wide doorway
- Flat panel light switches at sitting level
- Comfort-height toilet
- Curbless shower with a handheld showerhead, fold-out seat, anti-scald control
- Floating vanity for wheelchair access
- Grab bars that double as towel bars
Many homeowners worry that a universal design will look almost medical in nature. But today’s aging-in-place features are more stylish. Towel bars that double as grab bars are available in many different styles and metal finishes to match your bathroom’s design. Also, curbless showers are sleek and very on-trend, so you won’t have to compromise on style. Beneath your non-slip vinyl tile flooring will be in-floor radiant heating for added comfort. As for lighting, LED lights will keep you from having to change your lightbulbs for quite some time.
Upscale Primary Bathrooms
At the end of the day, your primary bathroom should bring relaxation and peace. A primary bathroom is typically designed for two; with a double vanity, a private commode closet, and two vanity mirrors or medicine cabinets. The standard 100-square-foot primary bathroom remodel in Naperville will cost, on average, $92,000.
What else could you expect from a primary bathroom remodel? A brand new custom vanity with wall cabinets, general and custom statement lighting, a walk-in shower, and a freestanding tub for long soaks at the end of the day. Choose designer plumbing fixtures that accentuate your design and body spray fixtures in the shower. Upgrade your primary bathroom even more with a steam shower for the ultimate spa experience. Upgrading your bathroom’s features will increase the average cost, but also your quality of life.
On your shower walls, your ceramic wall tile can come in any shape and color. Go timeless with classic white or play with color. For your primary bathroom floor, ceramic tile in a wood grain or a stamped pattern is very stylish. Many homeowners are also opting for trending cement tiles in a fun color and pattern, like starburst or a pattern that mimics a Moroccan print.
Imagine a Better Bathroom for Your Chicago Home
These costs are an excellent place to start when you’re planning your bathroom remodel in the Chicago area. When you’re ready to find out more about costs for your unique bathroom remodel, contact Smardbuild. At Smardbuild, we treat every remodel with the same level of attention and care as we would our own homes. Please schedule a consultation with us and feel even more prepared by learning about our proven design-build process. We can’t wait to learn about your bathroom remodel!