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How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

Posted by Daniel Mizrahi on Wednesday, February 07, 2018

There is no set answer to how much a bathroom remodel costs, since each project is different in so many ways. However, we are happy to give you some average numbers, and help you understand how the costs are broken down in various categories. 

According to, the national average cost for a bathroom remodel is $9,602. At the cheapest end, a bath remodel might cost $2,500, while in a high-end home, a complete master bathroom remodeling project might run more than $23,000.

What Are the Major Costs in Bathroom Remodeling?

One of the biggest factors in determining the cost of a bathroom remodel is whether the layout will change in any way. If you want to make the bathroom bigger with an addition or by moving a wall, this will entail a lot of carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work, and the cost will rise significantly. Even if the overall size of the bathroom doesn't change, if you shift the layout of the items, some of these same costs will be incurred.

The most expensive single feature of a bathroom is typically a tub or shower. While some options for a tub and/or shower could cost as little as $500, these would not satisfy most discerning homeowners. It would be wiser to plan at least $5,000 for materials and installation of a quality shower or tub, though the prices can go even quite a bit higher than that.

Another big-ticket bathroom item is the selection of cabinets, countertops, and sinks. For a small vanity in a half-bath, this could be less than $1,000. However, a large vanity with two sinks plus some cabinets for linen storage would cost much more, again in the $5,000 range and upwards.


The bathroom flooring cost varies greatly based on the size of the room, and based on the choice of material. It could vary from $700 to $5,000 or more. Additionally, if you have tile on the walls, the cost is much higher than when you go with drywall.

Interestingly, the bathroom item that gets the most frequent use is usually the cheapest: the toilet! From $150 to $600, toilets are not expensive to purchase or install, at least compared to the other aspects of bathroom remodels.

Bathroom Remodeling in the Los Angeles Area

At Open Hand Remodeling, we offer a fully-customizable bathroom remodeling experience. We can help with any size bathroom, and with any size budget. As we work with you to plan out your bath remodel, we will help you prioritize where you want to put your money, and where you want to economize. 

Whether you just want to replace one item in your bathroom, or your want a complete remodel, or even if you want to expand the size of your bathroom, Open Hand Remodeling is ready to serve! We are based in Pasadena, CA, and we work all around the Los Angeles area, including Burbank, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Sherman Oaks, Glendale, and more. 

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