Sharing the real breakdown cost of our bathroom renovation.
Here’s the deal. Bathroom renovations are super expensive. Kitchens and bathrooms tend to be the most expensive type of renovations in a home. In many cases, bathrooms can cost even more than a kitchen renovation. Depending on the type of work you’re doing, the material and labor can be quite costly. After receiving questions on the financial portion, I decided to be transparent and share the breakdown cost of our bathroom renovation in hopes that it gives you a realistic idea on the financial portion of this type of project.
In most cases, the average person will probably hire out to do the entire renovation when it comes to bathroom. Jimmy and I did the majority of the renovation so you have to keep this into account. Even with all of our DIY, it was still a good amount of money. I don’t know what our labor costs would have been but I would estimate it to be at least another $10,000 on top of what we paid. Again, that’s just an estimate. Our bathroom is really large so there was quite a bit of work cut out for us.
Also, remember that this is a big part of my job. I have the blessing of partnering and working with brands for sponsored content. In most cases this means I get paid and receive products from the company. With this particular project since I was on a quick turn around, I worked with brands in exchange for their products. I’ll share what those expenses were at the end to give you an idea of those costs as well.
The shower alone was the most expensive portion of our renovation. After receiving quotes from at least 3 companies, we went with a local company called Bath Express. They quoted us around $11,500 for the shower renovation. There are obviously cheaper showers but we plan on staying here for a very long time and wanted frameless shower doors and enlarge the shower by removing the existing bench.
I worked with them to create sponsored content so we ended up paying $8,500. This is something Jimmy and I knew we couldn’t DIY so that’s why we hired out. When messing with water damage, we figured it was best to let the professionals handle it. We believe there are things we can learn and DIY and other times, it’s best to pay the money and trust professionals. In this case, we did just that.
I was asked to compete in the Jeffrey Court competition after we started our shower renovation. When we were presented with this invitation, Jimmy and I talked about it in depth to see if this was something we could do in less than 6 weeks. It would be a lot of time, money and mental and physical energy invested into this renovation. Thinking about doing the demolition alone really intimidated me but once I started it, it ended up being way easier than the tiling portion.
We finally decided we could do it especially since I had been dreaming of redoing our bathroom for some time. With the shower renovation taking place, we decided the timing was right. Fast forward 6 weeks and we were so glad we did because not only did we win $5000 from the competition but we had the most amazing bathroom ever!
Here is a rough breakdown of costs.
- Quartz countertops: $680
- Home Depot: $ (we had to buy new tools including a tile saw, angle grinder, etc. This also includes all the paint, smaller tools, and tiling materials, etc.) $1168.38
- Decor: (shelving, baskets, ladder, vases, plants, towels, rug, etc.) $255.39
- Floor and Decor: (schluter trim for floors and tub, underlayment flooring, additional tiling materials) $588.18
- Shower: Was $11,500 but we paid $8500
Total of what we paid : $11,191.95
There are so many little things that add up when doing a project like this. Crown molding and tiling materials like grout all add up to make up the final cost.
- Lighting Design Company provided 3 lights: $600
- Liberty Hardware provided the mirrors, all the hardware for cabinets, toilet paper and towel holders, outlet and light switch covers : $497.96
- Kingston Brass provided two onyx faucets: $509.90
- Minted provided two pieces of art: $300
- Jeffrey Court provided all of the gorgeous tile for 200 sq.ft: $855.76
- Wallpaper Blvd provided two different wallpapers: $178.95
- Our shower was partnered so we received a $3000 discount
Total Sponsored Items: $5942.57
I feel super lucky that I have the opportunity to work with some amazing brands. They really helped make this bathroom renovation possible.
Total Cost of Bathroom Renovation: 17,134.52
Remember, this doesn’t include labor which I would expect to be at least another $10,000. We won $5000 from the competition so the total we paid was $6,191.95. I would say that’s flippin awesome for a very large master bathroom renovation. Again, since this is part of my job I wanted to give you a realistic number based on sponsored content as well. I hope this gives you a better understanding of the costs that make up a bathroom renovation. If you have a smaller bathroom, your costs will obviously be less. You could also save money on things like decor, faucets, and smaller ticket items by finding less expensive options.
We saved a ton of money by doing it ourselves but again, I know that’s not something everyone wants to undertake. If however you are able to DIY, I would say go for it! I plan on doing another bathroom probably in the next couple of years since I feel more confident and all the other ones in our home are significantly smaller.
Tell me, does this number sound realistic? If you hire out, I would expect this total cost to be around $23,000 and up. I hope this information was helpful.
Thanks for reading, friends!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14