How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Bathroom?

Bathroom Remodel Cost Guide

Bathroom Remodel
Cost Guide

Your bathroom is a space that sees a lot of use. From relaxing in the tub on weekends to ensuring your guests have a comfortable powder room to use, it’s no surprise that bathroom renovations are at the top of the priority list for many homeowners.

Remodeling your bathroom might seem like a complex task, but proper planning can help you get the look and feel you want for your home. Use this guide to learn more about the benefits of remodeling your powder room, guest bathroom or master bathroom space. Typically, bathroom remodels start at $5,000 and can vary based on the size of your room and the products you choose to update.

What Matters Most When Remodeling Your Bathroom?

Take a few minutes to figure out what aspects of a bathroom remodel matter most to you. Here are a few key points to consider:

  • Why do you want to remodel your bathroom? Do you want to change the look of your space or do you feel like it could function better after a renovation? Make a list of your top priorities. 
  • What is your timeline? Some homeowners feel their bathroom update is overdue and can tackle every task at once. In some spaces, making improvements over time may be a better solution than taking on a total remodel all at once. 
  • What’s your budget? You’ll need to know what you can spend before determining which renovations you can make.

Average Cost by Bath Size

The size of your bathroom is a major factor when it comes to the cost of a renovation. Typically, homeowners spend more to renovate master bathrooms since they increase resale value and improve day-to-day function. Here’s a quick primer to help you sort out the average cost of a renovation by bath size.

Powder Room Remodel

Powder Bathroom Remodel

A powder room remodel may include:


  • Faucet, toilet and vanity upgrades
  • New flooring and lighting
  • Freshly painted walls and/or new wallpaper

Average job Cost:

$5,000 - $10,000

Guest Bathroom Remodel

Guest Bathroom Remodel

A guest bathroom remodel may include: 


  • Upgrading bathtub or shower
  • Updating faucets, flooring and lighting
  • Installing new tile in tub or shower
  • Installing a new vanity 
  • Freshly painted walls and/or new wallpaper

Average Job Cost:

$14,000 - $20,000

Master Bathroom Remodel

Master Bathroom Remodel

A master bathroom remodel may include:

  • Installing new cabinets/possibly adding a double vanity 
  • Replacing faucets
  • Installing a frameless glass shower enclosure and/or a soaking tub
  • Adding a recessed shower caddy 
  • Upgrading floor tile and wall tile for shower
  • New lighting, mirror and fixtures

Average Job Cost:

$30,000 & up 

Features That May Affect Cost

When planning your project, it’s important to consider several factors that can impact the overall cost. Here are common features that many homeowners consider:

  • Bathtubs: Size and style of the tub will impact price. For example, installation of a freestanding bathtub may incur additional plumbing costs. 
  • Cabinets and Vanities: Pricing varies, with stock vanity options being the most cost-effective. Size, top style, cabinetry and material used will impact cost. Custom cabinetry may be ideal in small spaces or luxury master bathrooms. 
  • Countertops: Materials will play a large role in renovation cost. While stone is stylish and durable, it costs more than other options. Prefabricated countertops work in many spaces and help to keep costs down. 
  • Faucet: Price will vary depending on manufacturer, style and material used.
  • Sink: Pedestal sinks, drop-in sinks and designer styles all vary in cost. Typically, drop-in sinks are an affordable option available in an array of styles. 
  • Toilet: Replacing an outdated toilet is simple and cost effective. Basic and luxury models can vary in price, but installation costs are generally low. 
  • Tub/Shower Liner: If you cannot afford a larger upgrade or be without a working shower for too long, this is an ideal renovation idea. 
  • Wall and Floor Tile: Ceramic, porcelain and natural stone are popular picks for floor tile in bathrooms. Materials will be the deciding factor here, but natural stone often costs more to install because it is difficult to cut and place. From natural stone and classic ceramic to glass and mosaic styles that mimic natural materials, wall tile options vary.

Other Features:

  • Grab Bars 
  • Hardware 
  • Lighting 
  • Mirror 
  • Paint/Wallpaper 
  • Steam Unit 
  • Towel Bars
  • Walk-in Tubs

Additional Considerations

  • Geography: Where you live may impact the cost of your bathroom renovation. Difficult tasks like installing a large soaking tub on the second floor may also mean slightly higher labor charges because of the difficulty of the work. 
  • Permits: Major bathroom renovations may require permits depending on where you live. These permits are typically inexpensive, but they can add to your overall bathroom renovation cost. 
  • Addition, disposal or replacement of materials: Removing old flooring, adding a new tub or replacing shower tile are just a few examples of how you might incur these costs. These costs are typically built into your labor price when you receive a quote.
  • Water damage repairs: We can help you repair water damage from leaks in your bathroom. These costs may be outlined or included as part of the job depending on the extent of the damage.

Why Choose The Home Depot

The Home Depot is a great place to buy your bathroom essentials and remodeling materials. We also provide top-rated design and installation services for homeowners across America. Besides undergoing full background checks, our hand-selected remodeling experts are local, licensed and insured. The Home Depot also offers a great selection of flexible finance options.

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