Cost of a Bathroom Renovation
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A budget bathroom renovation in Australia in 2018 starts from $10,000 including labour and low end materials on average. The median cost of a full bathroom renovation with mid quality fittings and finishes costs around $20,000 however layout changes to sewerage and pipe work and increase these costs considerably. Your options can range from enganging a professional bathroom renovation company to design and project manage your full bathroom renovation for you, to coordinating different trades such as tilers and plumbers yourself – the latter option will usually save you on average 20% versus using a professional bathroom renovation company.
Expect bathroom renovators to charge an hourly rate of $65/hr on average. This rate can still go up or down depending on specific factors, so the highest cost that your bathroom renovation could go is approximately $80/hr. The lowest rate, on the other hand, is about $50/hr.
According to Ben of Shami Renovations, updating a bathroom can cost $7,000 – $8,000 for labour only. With materials, the price of the renovation job can go for $10,000 – $12,000. A typical reno project includes rubbish removal, demolition, plumbing, tiling, plastering, and electrical work.
Additionally, some customers want to modify the layout of their bathrooms or install a bath in an area where there is no bathroom at all — for example, a big room that will be converted to an en suite. These will require major changes like creating new connections for water supply and waste. In such case, expect to pay an extra $1,500 – $2,000 to cover the cost of new fixtures.
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Bathroom renovation prices from real customers
He had 2 full bathroom (1 ensuite and 1 main bathroom) renovations done at his home in Bellevue Hill.
Other details: The cost of the project included labour and all materials.
TOTAL COST: $40,000
2 full bathroom (1 ensuite and 1 main bathroom) renovations were done at his home in Quakers Hill.
Other details: The price included the cost of labour and all materials except for the tiles.
TOTAL COST: $26,000
She had the bathroom of her home in Como completely renovated.
Other details: The price included the cost of labour and all materials needed (including fixtures and fittings).
TOTAL COST: $10,000
Cost of common bathroom renovation jobs
|Bathroom Renovation Task||Typical Quoted Prices|
|Bathroom fixture installation||$1,000|
|Shower screen installation||$1,400|
Bathroom renovation costs: The difference lies in the details
A complete bathroom renovation usually includes adding or replacing plumbing fixtures and laying of floor and wall tiles. But apart from these, bathroom renovators also assess the cost by considering the materials used for the following:
- Light Fixtures
The types of materials used can affect the amount of labour required, and some materials are also more complicated to install. Their prices may vary as well; some are naturally more expensive — for instance, countertops made of luxurious materials and tiles with intricate patterns.
Cost of Bathroom Fixtures Supply & Installation
|Bathroom fixtures option||Typical Quoted Prices (mid-level fixtures)|
|Install bathtub||$3,600 – $5,100|
|Install cabinets||$4,700 – $7,000|
|Install vanity unit||$2,800 – $4,100|
|Floor tiling||$2,500 – $3,600|
|Lighting installation||$1,100 – $1,700|
|Shower installation||$3,000 – $4,800|
|Sink installation||$1,400 – $2,300|
|Toilet installation||$340 – $480|
|Exhaust fan installation||$1,100 – $1,700|
Cost of Bathroom Renovations Across Different States
Although the quoted hourly rate for bathroom renovations is $65/Hr, costs can vary significantly between different states:
- Bathroom renovation quotes in Victoria average $56/Hr
- Bathroom renovation quotes in New South Wales average $60/Hr
- Bathroom renovations quotes in Western Australia average $88/Hr
- Bathroom renovation quotes in South Australia average $85/ Hr
- Bathroom renovation quotes in Queensland average $65/Hr
Pricing information correct as at March 2018.
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