Why Bathroom Remodels Cost More Than You Would Expect

At Prince & Sons, we often get requests to provide estimates for bathroom renovations of all types; small, large and everything in between. The reality is that bathroom renovations can be one of the more challenging and expensive home improvement projects for a variety of reasons. While bathrooms are often the smallest rooms in a house, this doesn’t mean that they’ll be the cheapest to renovate. In some cases, it can be quite the opposite! Here’s why.

Why Do Bathroom Renovations Often Cost More Than Expected?

First time bathroom renovation clients are usually surprised at the cost of their project. Cost is driven by a variety of variables, a few of which we’ve outlined below:

    • Bathroom renovations require many trades – Bathroom renovations while small,  require as many trades as an entire home renovation. In addition, you have a small space that requires multiple trades constantly in and out, which requires careful coordination for a smoothly executed project. 
    • Quality bathroom renovations take time – While TV may lead you to believe that these renovations are achieved in one day, a quality bathroom renovation takes time. These renovations require careful planning as well as the procurement of building permits. Building permits add cost and complexity to any project.
    • Bathroom finishes can be expensive – Bathroom fixtures such as cabinetry, countertops, tile, glass doors, plumbing and electrical fixtures are all expensive and require skilled labor to install. This skilled labor is not cheap and as we often say, “cheap labor isn’t skilled,” so be suspicious of any contractor offering to complete a bathroom renovation at a rock bottom price.
    • Bathrooms are often hard to get to in a home – Logistically bathrooms are often deep within a home and require a lot of preparation and site setup to protect floors, walls and a homeowner’s belongings. While the project may be isolated to just one room, many more rooms are involved than you may think.

Contact Prince & Sons for Large Scale Bathroom Remodels and Additions

At Prince & Sons, we’re well suited for large scale bathroom remodels and additions.These projects typically start around $30,000 and can go up from there. If you’re interested in this type of project, please feel free to reach out to our team by phone today at 919-383-0888 or send us an email using our online contact form.

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