Would anyone have an idea on what an average price would be for labor on an
average sized bathroom that needs tile (wall and floor), tub, all fixtures,
enclosure, vanity/sink, and toilet all replaced?
I was trying to get a breakdown on labor versus materials. I have a couple
of bids, (3000-6000) but breakdowns on the bids i don't have. I will ask
the contractors to break it down for me later.
So, what might be an average price for one complete bathroom remodel?
this is completely dependant upon the quality of work, the size of your
bath, how desperate the contractors are for business, the quality of
fixtures chosen, and literally dozens of other factors. it could easily be
anywhere from $1k to $100k. you generally get what you pay for, unless
you're providing a lot of the labor yourself.
It is really hard to answer a question about pricing without some idea of
where you are located. Labor varies widely by area. Whether all the
various parts of the job are being done by licensed in their field or a jack
of all trades, etc etc etc. also GREATLY affects price.
Were these bids labor only? If materials are included, what quality?
People here need a little more info to help.
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That's a good question. I'm in the process of remodeling the bathroom
myself. Here are my costs so far, and I'm only buying the materials. The
contractors will probably charge you between 1-2k in addition.
Bathroom - 11x8
Toilet - 2 piece American Standard Cadet $120
Tile - On sale for $1 per sq. foot - cost around $100
Tile Materials (grout, backerboard, sponge, etc) - $100
Cabinet - Demolished and replace the whole thing - $400
Marble looking Sink - $200
Whirpool Tub - $500
Good luck on this project.
I paid around $10k which includes these:
plumber $1800 (had to rework alot of old cast iron)
vanity corian $550
vanity drawer/door facings $220
floor tile $200
contractor did the following:
tiled the floor
tiled the tub surround
built the vanity cabinet (22x60)
installed new window
new drywall all around
reworked the door
redid all electrical
new ceiling in 1st floor bathroom
plus a handful of other "while you're here" projects.
I did mine myself. A 5' shower base with two seats,
Styrofoam insulation in the walls, tile on the floor and
the walls of the shower, replaced the window with glass
block, a pedestal sink, American Standard Cadet commode,
12 doors opening to cabinet space created by adding 2x2's
to the 2x6's in the 'water wall', mirrors attached to three of
the doors positioned over the sink, and opening so as to give
the same effect as the commercial ones, and a humidity-sensor
controlling a vent fan. Total cost, besides the time, was about
an average bathroom remodel in N.E. (gut to studs and joists)
depending on personal preferences.
the last two full bathrooms I did were:
1 was $12,500 - ceramic tile , wainscoting wood walls, corian top.
1 was $23,000 - porcelain tiles , decorative tile walls , granite top.
(tiles alone were almost $6000)
ask> the contractors to break it down for me later.
Why do you want a breakdown- are you going to write separate checks, one for
labor, one for rmaterials?
If your goal is to negotiate a lower price, just tell the contractor you
can't pay him X but you can offer him X minus whatever amount you think you
want to pay.
Don't put him on the spot or ask him to do a materials/labor breakdown. It
doesn't matter. Let him massage the numbers any way he wants to. He could
price the job by charging 10 times the cost of the fixtures and provide free
labor-- or charge you 10 times the going rate for labor and throw in the
fixtures for free.
The only number that matters is the final price of the job.
It varies. I added a bathroom from scratch to a second floor and did most of
the work myself. The plumber was $3800 (all new pipes to second floor from
basement, install and warranty double vanity, toilet, stand-up shower and
bath; electrical was $1,000, including ALL new wiring and the best fan you
I had to rebuild the floor and did tile and waincoating myself---totalled
about $15k with high-end fixtures, plaster (vs. sheetrock, it's an old
house), new door, lumber, corian counter AND shower wall panels and a good
You can see how materials can raise the price. This is in New England, where
labor ain't cheap.
I know it seems like such a simple question. But it ain't.
From tear out to completion, there are too many variables.
There is no such thing as an average bathroom remodel. All that
matters is what your bathroom will cost.
The last four remodels I did were: 4200, 8600, 16800 and 38000.
The average is 16900. (See what I mean -- it doesn't help you.)
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