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The Typical Cost of a Bathroom Remodel - What You Need to Know

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The Typical Cost of a Bathroom Remodel – What You Need to Know

If you have been dreaming of a bathroom remodel for your home, you likely have many questions. Here at TBrothers Renovations, we specialize in kitchen and bathroom makeovers. We create, remodel, and renovate beautiful bathrooms you’ll want to show off to all your visitors!

We can answer any and all questions you might have. Below are some we hear often for those considering a bathroom renovation:

  • What is the typical cost of a bathroom remodel?
  • What factors will impact the new bathroom cost?
  • How much will I get as a return on investment (ROI)?
  • What are certain things I MUST update to really get my money’s worth?
  • How long will my bathroom makeover take?

Let’s address these one at a time.

1. What is the typical cost of a bathroom remodel?

The typical cost of a bathroom remodel depends on several factors:

  • If you already have the space that can be converted
  • Where the space is (if you’re converting part of a bedroom or adding it to an attic or basement, for example)
  • Size of the space (the bigger the space, the bigger investment)
  • Distance from plumbing and drains
  • Quality of the fixtures and finishes
  • If you’re doing a full vs. a half bath

You should expect that the typical cost of a bathroom remodel in Buffalo NY with TBrothers Renovations will range from $10k to $30k. A luxury bathroom renovation or master bathroom remodel in Buffalo NY could be a higher investment, from $25k-$60k and up.

Also keep in mind that the typical cost of a bathroom model for a complete makeover will be a bigger investment than to redo some bathroom features, such as a master shower remodel. So, there is a wide range of possibilities, depending on your needs.

Typical Cost of Tub-to-Shower and Shower-to-Tub Conversions

If you are just looking for a tub-to-shower conversion or a shower-to-tub conversion, that can lower the typical cost of a bathroom remodel compared to a full makeover.

Tub-to-shower conversions run anywhere from $15k-30k. There are lots of options – shower bench, materials, shower size, etc.

Tub-to-shower conversions are a little higher cost than shower-to-tub conversions. This is because more waterproofing, more tile work, and more materials are involved. Keeping a tub shower is a little less expensive of a bathroom renovation – less tile, less waterproofing, and no glass door and panel.

Typical Cost of Bathroom Additions

The average cost of new bathroom addition depends on a lot of factors, particularly plumbing and where the new bathroom will be, bathroom size, etc. You should expect a basic bathroom addition in Buffalo NY to start $25k and up.

More Help Planning a Bathroom Remodel Budget

Take a look at this article we wrote for more help planning a budget: 6 Simple Steps: Create a Bath and Kitchen Remodel Budget

The best way to know the cost of your bathroom renovation at TBrothers is to schedule an In-House Estimation and Design Session with us, so we can take these factors into account specific to your situation. We can also outline the difference in investment for options you are considering so you know how certain features will impact the price.

2. What factors will impact the new bathroom cost?

The sky’s the limit as far as how high-end your materials, finishes, accessories, lighting and fixtures are. You can truly create a magazine-worthy, dream bathroom by choosing high-quality tile and light fixtures, changing the layout, or adding unique features, etc.

Beyond that, these will also impact the typical cost of a bathroom remodel:

  • The size of the bathroom
  • Whether you’re replacing a shower/tub
  • If you’re changing the layout of your bathroom
  • If your bathroom or shower remodel will require a change to the layout of your plumbing system

Your new bathroom cost or master bathroom remodel cost will entirely depend on what kind of bathroom remodel you decide on and what else will need to be changed to accommodate (tile, fixtures, etc.).

And remember that builder-grade materials won’t be as nearly nice to you or a potential home buyer. Builder-grade products should be considered short-term solutions. Contractor-grade fixtures and products have higher quality and durability.

3. How much will I get as a return on investment (ROI)?

A bathroom remodel is nearly always a good idea. Zillow reports that bathroom makeovers are the best way to increase your home’s resale value. They have one of the highest returns on investment among any other remodel and can help homeowners consider your home who otherwise would not have. So you can recoup some of that new bathroom cost.

If your bathroom already needs repairs, like if the tile is cracked or there is damage or structural problems, address those first, as you’ll likely need to fix those anyway before selling your home.

Most midrange bathroom remodel projects can bring in around a 60% average return on investment depending on market conditions.

If your home currently only has one bathroom, it would make more sense for you to invest in adding a new bathroom instead of renovating your current one. No matter how nice your bathroom redesign is, it won’t add as much resale value as a bathroom addition would. Buyers often look for a home with 2-3 bathrooms.

average cost of new bathroom

4. What are certain things I MUST update to really get my money’s worth/return on investment?

  • Replace your sink and faucet fixtures, or any other fixtures (such as the toilet or sink) that may be out-of-date.
  • Replace old bathtubs with a walk-in shower or luxury bathtub.
  • Make sure to change out light fixtures for high quality ones (avoid LED and opt for warm tones instead).
  • Add a double sink instead of a single sink if you’re updating the master bathroom.

EXPERT TIP: Here at TBrothers Renovations, we understand you want to make your money go as far as possible. The typical cost of a bathroom remodel might be one of your priorities. While you may be tempted to cut corners by overseeing the project yourself, if you are planning on any major renovations, there are many benefits to hiring a good general contractor.

TBrothers is experienced at managing every part of the project. We are high-quality bathroom design and remodel contractors, so we can transform your bathroom to look clean, stylish and professional while avoiding costly mistakes. We hire only the best workers, so you don’t have to worry. We utilize specialized dust-control tools, waterproofing methods, and more. Further, we’re licensed and insured in the state of New York and can pull all necessary permits and ensure we are building to code. You may not be able to legally complete your bathroom renovation without these permits.

5. How long will my bathroom makeover take?

Like any major construction project, a bathroom remodel or new bathroom addition will take time. But it will be worth it!

While a tub liner company can do a one-day job of covering up the old mess with acrylic, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your dream bathroom be. Super-quick services are not comprehensive, and the quality of doing a complete bathroom renovation exactly the way you want is so much greater.

The overall length of time it will take to complete will depend on the scope of your bathroom makeover. Standard bathroom makeovers can take up to 2 weeks. A bigger master bathroom remodel can take up to 6-8 weeks. We recommend you ask for an In-House Estimation and Design Session to assess your needs in your space.

EXPERT TIP: Big box stores, such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, often take much longer than independent contractors and are more expensive. Further, the prices of supplies at Home Depot and other stores like it are generally more expensive than what an independent contractor could help you get. At TBrothers Renovations, we hope to give you the best experience with a bathroom remodel contractor you have ever had.

Contact TBrothers Renovations to Acurately Determine the Cost of Your Bathroom Remodel in Buffalo NY

We know people like to Google search the typical cost of a bathroom remodel. And it is good to have a rough idea of how much you want to spend. That is why we created this article: 6 Simple Steps: Create a Bath and Kitchen Remodel Budget

But the best way to determine the exact new bathroom cost for the project you have in mind is to schedule a time for an In-House Estimation and Design Session. We will listen to your needs, go over your options, draft a plan, and even present you with a 3D model of the design you have in mind so you can envision the way your new space will look. 

We would love to show you what quality home remodeling looks and feels like. Contact TBrothers Renovations for a quote today.


Service Areas: All Western New York, including Buffalo, Amherst, Williamsville, Clarence, Kenmore, Tonawanda, Grand Island, Lancaster, Depew, Cheektowaga, West Seneca, Akron, Elma, Wheatfield, Lockport, Lewiston, and Niagara Falls.