UncategorizedMarch 28, 2021by Khaled0WHAT ARE THE USUAL COSTS OF A BATHROOM RENOVATION?

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WHAT ARE THE USUAL COSTS OF A BATHROOM RENOVATION?

There are different factors you could consider when calculating a bathroom reno’s costs. These can make the final price vary substantially, depending on your type of bathroom and preferences. Whatever the reason for the renovation – in the end, all of them are a good excuse – it will indeed positively impact the property’s total value (if you’re intending to sell down the line!) 

No matter the project’s budget, it is said that revamping your bathroom brings along around 60% investment return. So, not only you’ll get a kick out of a refreshed and more functional area, but you’ll also be as happy as a clam when you see your home’s value go up!

In New Zealand, you can expect the cost of a bathroom renovation to run from around $8,000 for a standard-size and low-budget room, up to $30,000 for a high-end one. So, why is this range so wide? Let’s look at some of the reasons:

THE SIZE DOES MATTER

As you may imagine, it will not take the same amount of time and materials to re-tile a 4-square-meter bathroom compared to a 16-square-meter one, for instance. Thinking of painting, or any other type of flooring and wall finishings? Same, same.

THE QUALITY TOUCHES

Fortunately, the market offers in New Zealand is wide enough to meet everyone’s needs. Standard-design brands wares and fittings can be installed to suit a lower budget project. In contrast, if you are looking for a more luxurious bathing nook, designer-brand inclusions can increase the final figures. Frequently, homeowners decide the quality based on the type of property involved. Rental properties are usually on the lower side of the budget, while personal homes are more on the higher end of the quality range. Although it is understandable to go for a budget reno in a rental property, keep in mind that the better the quality, the better the investment return, as it will last longer too! And definitely less fuss in the long run.

THE WORKS

If your bathroom requires fixings or a re-design of the current layout, you should take into account the further labour cost to add up to the total cost. For example, changing the WC location alone will incur a more expensive pricetag as it will demand extra speciality jobs such as plumbing and drainlaying.

So, what are the most typical groups of costs involved in a renovation? There are three basic categories that you will find in almost every project:

 

 

 

 

1. Flooring and wall finishing’s

If your bathroom requires fixings or a re-design of the current layout, you should take into account the further labour cost to add up to the total cost. For example, changing the WC location alone will incur a more expensive pricetag as it will demand extra speciality jobs such as plumbing and drainlaying.

This is the first and most popular group, and it is the one that becomes the most evident after completion, despite the budget. To give you an idea, these are the price ranges for some of the materials:

– Flooring: could go from $800 up to $1,000.

– Re-tiling: this could be from $70 to $350 per square meter, excluding installation.

 

 

 

 

2. Wares and furniture

If some of the current wares are old, ugly, or just nasty, it is a great time to change them to match the new design. Replacing them helps to give an even fresher look to the place. Some of these could include:

– Showers may vary from $700 to $1,600 for an acrylic shower box, and from $1,200 to $3,200 for a custom shower. If you are thinking of a glass door as well, this could go anywhere between $800 to $2,000.

– Toilet and accessories start at $200.

 Baths can be found in the market from $300, all the way up to $10,000.

– Vanities are as accessible as $500 to over $3,000 for a high-end one.

– Basic taps are in the range of $50 to $300, while designer-brands could go up to $2,000.

– Mirrors are no longer just mirrors. Options are also varied, going from $200 for a simple design, to a $1,000 one with cool integrated gadgets and elements like infrared heater, lighting and defog.

 

 

 

3. Labour

Last but not least, the cost of the specialists installing your bathroom. A plumber will be required to properly install bathroom wares, especially if the layout is to be changed. Depending on the work type, you may be charged an average of $1,000 for a shower installation, for example, or $700 for a toilet installation. In general, plumbing labour is from $70 per hour upwards. Another vital component is the tiler. If your project includes re-tiling the whole bathroom, tilers can charge around $70 per hour of work as a rule of thumb.

Great results come from knowledge, experience and the best design inspiration. If you are planning a bathroom renovation, contact us today at Five Star Bathrooms for a free consultation to know how we can help you out with your project.

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