Whether you’re looking to increase your rental return on an investment property, add value to your property before you sell, or simply looking to revamp and update your bathroom, then you’ve probably already started looking at bathroom renovations and how much they cost.
According to a survey released by the House Industry Association (HIA) the average bathroom renovation in Australia was $19,533, which was just above the nations new bathroom installation average of $18798, but what do these numbers mean to you?
Unfortunately, planning your bathroom renovation and calculating your budget is not as simple as using the figures mentioned above as a benchmark. Bathroom renovations can be split up into 3 price brackets: budget, standard, and premium, and depending on what you are planning to do, will correlate to how much you spend and which category you fall into.
To give you a better idea on what your budget may look like and what type of renovation you can do, we’ve broken it down into a simple guide.
A bathroom renovation can be broken down into 3 price brackets, budget, standard, and premium. Each bathroom renovation cost bracket can be determined by:
A budget renovation usually consists of cosmetic changes of a smaller bathroom using budget materials, products, and fittings. It can also involve swapping out and updating older items for new ones. It usually does not cover movement of any plumbing or electrical work, but this can vary from job to job, with each bathroom reno having different goals. Things you can expect to change in this price bracket include:
Again, these figures may vary depending on the factors mentioned previously, but it should give you a rough idea of what you need to plan for.
This is your mid-tier bathroom renovation and usually allows for a mid-sized bathroom using mid-range materials, products, and fittings. There a far more options to explore in this price bracket, including upgrading your shower screen to a semi or frameless shower screen, opting for a freestanding bathtub, or adding an extra vanity. You could also explore minimal plumbing and electrical alterations. It won’t give you much option to explore luxury items, it does however, allow for added functionality and quality features. Things you can expect to change within this price bracket include:
For those with a much larger budget, a premium, high end and luxury bathroom renovation uses top of the range materials, products, and fittings. It usually involves a complete overhaul of your bathroom with major changes to the layout, including plumbing and electrics. The options are limitless: frameless shower screens, wall mounted toilets with hidden cisterns, wall hung vanities, double vanities, heated flooring and towel racks, whatever luxury item you can think of, you’ve got it.
Cost differences may vary depending on other fittings and fixtures including shower screens, basins, tapware, ventilation, and bathroom lighting.
Not all bathrooms require a complete overhaul of plumbing, electrical, and tiling. In fact, if you’re on a budget there are a few major costs you should plan for in your bathroom renovation, which includes:
Remember that in Western Australia, by law, all plumbing, electrical work and waterproofing must be completed by a fully qualified and licensed professional.
What you want you want to be focusing on is all the small, cost-effective and easy changes you can make that will add to the overall look of your bathroom without breaking the bank. Here are some DIY jobs to consider:
These budgets are just rough guidelines of what each price bracket entails, however, you are not restricted to the particular items listed. This means you can mix and match various parts of your bathroom you wish to upgrade. For some expert advice on how to get started contact Immaculate Bathrooms Perth, and let us know about your bathroom renovation ideas. We’ll guide you from start to finish to ensure your bathroom renovation goes smoothly and stays within your budget.