What Determines The Cost of A Bathroom Renovation?

One particular bathroom renovation might cost from $3,000 to $7,000 while another bathroom renovation might cost $20,000 – $30,000 or far more.

The pricing factors include:

  • Where you live

  • Structural work or not

  • The cost of fittings and fixtures that you select

  • The size of area

  • Whether you’re moving existing fittings and fixtures

Generally speaking, when divided into rough categories, bathroom renovations costs may range widely:

  • A budget renovation costs between $7,000 and $20,000

  • A standard renovation costs between $20,000 and $35,000

  • A premium or luxury renovation costs mostly between $35,000 and $45,000+sometimes even over $80,000

Cost differences will vary for other fittings such as:

  • shower screens,

  • basins,

  • taps,

  • exhaust fans,

  • bathroom lighting,

  • towel rails,

  • tapware and many others.

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While some fittings might be out of your budget, with enough digging around you should be able to find something at a reasonable price point.

How to Renovate A Bathroom on A Tight Budget?


As you’ve already realised, a standard bathroom renovation will cost you at least $10,000 or more

So, here are some practical steps to renovate and restyle your bathroom for $5,000 or less with a few simple upgrades.

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Blue Bathroom

1 – Mask blemished walls with water-resistant wallpaper instead of tiles.

2 – If tiles are a must-have for you, then you could consider regrouting the existing tiles instead of re-tiling the whole bathroom. If you really need new tiles, perhaps you could limit their amount to the most critical areas such as floor and walls inside the shower and paint the rest of the walls.

3 – Replace the old shower screen with a new one or with a shower curtain, which is even cheaper.

4 – Instead of replacing the whole old but decent bathtub or sink, you could opt for modernising them with a new set of trendy faucets.

5 – freshen up your bathroom look by replacing the old toothbrush holders, soap dispensers, towels, bathmats and other more stylish accessories.

6 – Update the towel racks and other fixtures. You may buy those on discount, find some used ones online or get creative and use e.g. old plumbing instead to get the rustical look for example.

7 – Maybe you don’t need to get rid of that old tub. Just hire a professional or refinish it yourself. Reglazing it yourself is an even cheaper option.

8 – To save the money, do not move the major plumbing but leave it where it is if possible.9 – Buy a low-cost bathroom vanity and install it yourself. They already come assembled so it’s a no-brainer.

10 – Install a new mirror to create an illusion of a bigger space if your bathroom is small. What’s more, choose an interesting shape. That can dramatically influence the look of your bathroom.

11 – Upgrade the lighting to change the mood of the space. Make sure it’s designed to handle moisture and get a qualified electrician to install it for you.

How Much Does Renovating A Kitchen Cost?


The average cost of kitchen renovations is $65/hr.

Besides bathroom renovations, kitchen renovations are among the biggest, most important and most expensive house renovating projects because these two rooms can breath new life into your home and significantly increase its value if you’re selling it.

How Much Do Common Kitchen Renovation Jobs Cost?


Based on our latest findings, here’s the cost of common kitchen renovation jobs.

The following benchtop materials are among the most popular choices:

  • natural stone (such as granite or marble), which costs between $700 and $2000 per square metre including installation;

  • stainless steel prices range from $800 to $1200 per square metre, including manufacture and installation, but this material is prone to scratching;

  • hardwood timber are durable, easily repaired and almost as effective as natural stone, and you may expect to pay between $600 and $1,8000 per square metre for a fully finished benchtop including installation;

  • synthetic solid surfaces are highly resistant to scratches and stains and cost around $850 – $1,200 per square metre;

  • laminate is the most widely available, affordable and adaptable benchtop material with prices ranging from $99 to $500 per square metre but it also scratches easily;

  • recycled glass is an eco-friendly benchtop choice which is durable and can cost approximately between $300 and $700 per square metre;

  • ceramic tile benchtop which costs around $30 – $200 per square metre can be a good choice but grouts get difficult to clean over time.

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Modern Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation Prices from Real Customers


Peter from Kensington

He paid for a full kitchen renovation at his home in Greenacre. The job also involved renovating two bathrooms and a laundry.

Other details: The cost for the project included labour and materials.

TOTAL COST: $80,000

Amy from Breakfast point

She had her kitchen fully renovated. The job also involved plumbing, electrical installation, lighting, demolition of internal walls, bricklaying, and plastering.

Other details: The cost for the project included labour and materials.

TOTAL COST: $46,000

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