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What do Bathroom Renovations Cost

Whatever the reason for your desire to renovate the bathroom, it will have a corresponding expense. You may be planning on upgrading an old bathroom to have a fresh look or it’s for the reselling of your home. Here are ideas on what do bathroom renovations cost.

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Small Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Remodeling small bathrooms are the least expensive because of their size. You will spend less material wise, as well as in labor cost. The time needed to renovate a small bathroom is short compared to a larger bathroom.

However, this does not exempt you from a bit of planning and supervising when it’s time to implement the plan.

Here are some factors that can affect the cost of a small bathroom remodel:

Fixtures and appliances: Replacing your existing fixtures and appliances will increase your spending as there is more labor involved in removing and installing the fixtures.

Plumbing and electrical problems: If you encounter plumbing or electrical problems while renovating, it means more money out of your pocket. You will need to hire an electrician or a plumber to fix it.

Flooring Installation

Removing the existing flooring and replacing it with a new one is an exciting part of the renovation process. The change in floor color can make you bathroom look totally unique.

The biggest factor that could affect the cost is the tile itself, while labor cost will stay the same per square foot. The most expensive flooring is natural stone while the cheapest is ceramic tiles.

The average cost of replacing the flooring in your bathroom is around R25000.

Bathtub Installation

Bathtub installation is a complicated task and you need to set aside a significant amount for it. You need to purchase the bathtub fixture and then have the surrounds installed. Of course you need to hire a plumber to install the bathtub and connect it to the supply and drain lines. A total bathtub installation can cost you at least R25000.

Shower Installation

The shower is a major component in your bathroom renovation. Aside from the flooring, there are other things thay you should consider like the shower head and handle and shower enclosure. A complete shower set will cost around R2,800.

Sink Installation

The sink is the most used fixture in your bathroom; you would want to take extra attention in choosing the one that’s best for you. The cost for buying and installing a sink is around R3000, depending on the style, brand and material.

Toilet Installation

A bathroom remodel lets you finally change the toilet to a newer model. The major expense is the toilet itself, and there are expensive models especially if you choose branded ones. Have the toilet delivered to your home so you will only pay for installation costs.


It’s hard to give a cost estimate for a countertops especially if you haven’t decided if it’s granite, marble or synthetic material. If you want a cheaper alternative, use laminate or tiles.

Cabinet Installation

The cost will depend on the materials and whether it’s prefabricated or custom-built. A customized cabinet can cost R4000 more than ready-made one. Hiring a contractor will cost you even more.

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