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How Much Does a Bathroom Renovation Cost?



Bathrooms are considered to be one of the most popular rooms to renovate in Australia. Renovating your bathroom can have a significant impact on your in-home experience, as well as can boost the value of your property. However, it is important to bare in mind that while a bathroom renovation should be perceived as an investment, upgrading it can come at a cost. 

That being said, how much does a bathroom renovation cost? 

The cost of a bathroom renovation will depend on several factors, including:

  •       The size of the bathroom;
  •       The materials used (tiles, paint, etc.);
  •       The fittings selected (toilet, sink, bath, etc.);
  •       The scope of plumbing, electrical work & other installations;
  •       The hiring of bathroom renovation specialists;
  •       The obtainment of permits (if required);

Bathroom renovations can vary from $5,000-$15,000 for basic renovations (small bathroom), to around $15,000-30,000 for standard bathroom renovations (medium-sized bathroom) and +$30,000 for high-end renovations (large bathroom). A basic bathroom renovation will largely involve replacing only a few items with budget-friendly products. However, it will also involve having to make some compromises, such as keeping plumbing and electrical work in place. For a standard bathroom renovation, you can benefit from materials and fittings of higher quality. You can also make some minor alterations to plumbing or electrical work. Finally, for a high-end renovation, you can completely re-do your bathroom in terms of the design and layout with premium materials and fittings such as a free-standing bath, a floating sink, and more. 

In 2018, the Housing Industry Association, also known as the HIA, released results from their survey which showed found that the average bathroom renovation cost in Australia was $17,522. 


Once you have researched and planned out your bathroom renovation budget, you will want to have a time frame in mind for when you can expect the work to be completed. In general, the entire process of a bathroom renovation can take anywhere between 1-3 weeks. Of course, factors that can affect this time frame include any structural work that takes more time, unforeseen events, etc. 

A step-by-step guide

Having a checklist handy is a great start to planning a bathroom renovation project at home. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you get a better sense of what needs to get done:

  •       Design your bathroom for maximum convenience;
  •       Strip out your old bathroom;
  •       Plan your plumbing & electrical work;
  •       Render your walls;
  •       Prep for tiling / waterproof;
  •       Lay your bathroom floor and wall tiling;
  •       Install fittings, lighting, exhaust fans, and any other items;

If you wish to spend as little as possible on your bathroom, a partial renovation, including putting a fresh coat of paint and installing new tapware, can make a world of difference. Naturally, costs go up when you have to cover more space with materials such as tiles and vanities – to name a few. A full renovation will also depend on the scope of the work required and how much you are willing to spend on premium materials and fittings. 

At the end of the day, plan carefully and be creative with your choices so that you can enjoy a beautifully renovated bathroom that fits your taste, needs, and budget. 

Wondering who to call to help you get the job done?

Bathroom renovation specialists cover all aspects of the job, from planning through to completion. If you would like to discuss your options for your next bathroom renovation project, our team at Crystal Bathrooms will be more than happy to help! As a bathroom renovation Sydney leader, we deliver exceptional renovation services utilising the very latest high-quality materials, thereby leaving our clientele completely satisfied. 

Contact the team at Crystal Bathrooms to learn more about bathroom renovation pricing and to receive a quote.

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