How Much Does it Cost to Renovate a Bathroom?

A bathroom renovation’s cost depends on its size. A low-end bathroom refresh (new towel bars and paint) may cost a few hundred dollars. Thousands can be saved by replacing the toilet, vanity, and shaving cabinet.

While costs vary, demolishing tiles, tubs, toilets, vanity, and cabinetry to installing new fixtures costs $10,000 or more. When you customize the arrangement, prices will vary to suit your own design. A full-scale renovation of a primary bathroom with mid to high-end materials and fixtures and/or shifting pipes and wiring can cost over $25,000.

Bathroom Renovation Factors



A bathroom overhaul requires ceramic sinks, tapware,  tiling, glass shower doors, nickel-plated towel bars, and vent fans. There’s a wriggle area for comparison shoppers.

Contractor prices

Bathroom renovations include a large cast of contractors, which increases labor costs. Designers, building-permit expediters, demolishers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, tile setters, drywallers, and painters are contractors and subcontractors. In a recent piece on bathroom renovations, KBB (the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s official newsletter) compared coordinating various trades to choreographing a dancing company. “Scheduling is a compromise between providing everyone time to do their jobs and keeping the job moving.”

Literally: If a worker punches a hole in the sink drainpipe without examining the vanity standards, another worker may not be able to install it at the correct height. If the shower enclosure is laid out before the fixtures arrive, the layout may not meet construction codes. (Yes, a wall must be a certain distance from the toilet’s center.)


Bathroom Renovations DIY – Is it a good idea?

Some homeowners try to repair their bathroom themselves, stashing supplies and materials in the garage while lining up subcontractors (plumbers, electricians, carpenters). This causes delays, errors, and overruns. A major bathroom redesign should be done by specialists unless it’s merely cosmetic.

Seasoned renovators seek out a general contractor who specializes in kitchens and baths while getting design guidance from bathroom designers at retail showrooms where they want to purchase. 

For others, the best solution is a design-build firm, a one-stop shop that handles everything from creating the layout and sizing the vanity to sourcing moisture-resistant wallpaper and an expert to hang it.

A bathroom makeover affects the home’s value, renovated bathrooms are among the top five renovations that appeal to buyers and add value to a property.

Chat with the Bathroom Design Team Today!

Is it time for your bathroom to undergo a transformation? Fresher Bathrooms Sydney, the premier bathroom renovation experts, are here to make your vision a reality. Whether you’re planning a compact upgrade or a grand redesign, our skilled team brings a wealth of experience in both design and construction to every project.

With a portfolio featuring over 100 meticulously completed bathroom renovations and an array of glowing testimonials from our satisfied customers, we are confident in our promise to deliver nothing short of excellence. We take pride in our unwavering commitment to your satisfaction, demonstrated by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Why wait? Start your journey towards a rejuvenated bathroom today. For a personalized design consultation, reach out to us online or Call us at 0466 594 042. Your dream bathroom awaits.