How to Create a Bathroom Remodeling Budget

When remodeling a bathroom, it's important to create a bathroom remodel budget & stick to it. Learn how to create a bathroom remodel budget in today's post


From exciting features like a heated floor to mosaic tile inlays, it can be difficult to know where to draw the line with your bathroom remodel. But staying in-budget is a necessity when remodeling. Remember, a budget doesn’t mean “no fun” or “ugly”. Instead, use your bathroom remodel budget as a tool to keep your finances in check and help you to make frugal decisions as you plan the bathroom of your dreams!

Do Your Research For Your Bathroom Remodel Budget

Research to gain a basic understanding of the cost of materials, supplies, and labor. Home AdvisorBathroom Remodel Budget has this useful guide that can help a homeowner better understand how much they can expect to spend when remodeling a bathroom. Keep in mind though, all remodels are different. Depending on the size of your bathroom, and your preferred materials, these figures can fluctuate. See bathroom features worth investing in here.

Research your dream bathroom, then carefully trim it back so that it stays within your allotted budget. Keep in mind that there are a wide range of fixtures and materials available. It is possible to recreate the bathroom of your dreams at a fraction of the cost when you select the right alternate materials.

Budget for the Unexpected

It’s common for unexpected finances to arise during a bathroom remodel, whether they appear as fixing bathroom appliances (you only know what’s really behind that wall after you tear into it!), finding a good deal (higher quality products that are on sale), or realizing you forgot to budget in the price of a bathroom feature in your bathroom remodel budget are just a few examples of unexpected expenses that can occur. Consequently, give yourself a bit of a cushion to prepare for these challenges and opportunities. Brian Johnson of Collaborative Design Architects suggests, “Plan to add a 30-percent cushion to your budget” to account for unexpected expenses.

Sound stressful? See ways to reduce stress in your bathroom remodel here.

As a bonus, if you don’t end up needing that extra cushion, you’ll have a little bit of extra to splurge on a nice new set of towels, upgraded showerhead, or on yourself!

Keep To Your Bathroom Remodel Budget

Now that you have a pretty good idea of what your budget is, stick to it! Keep careful notes as you begin your bathroom remodel on how much you are spending versus how much you have budgeted. It will be easier to say no to unnecessary bathroom additions or expensive alterations when you can see how it impacts your budget.

Click here to see examples of how to keep remodeling costs down. And check here to see which features you can save big on when remodeling.

Get a Free Estimation with Re-Bath

Need some help with your bathroom remodel budget? Call us today to set up your free, on site consultation and we’ll provide you with an estimate of the remodeling costs of your bathroom. Want to learn more? Find out here what you can expect when remodeling with Re-Bath.