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Make the most of your space: Transform your bathroom to meet your needs

Q: What is the average cost for a bathroom renovation?

A: Bath renovation costs vary widely and will fluctuate based on room size, fixtures and even where you live. A very rough, and widely used, estimate is that full bathroom renovations start around $15,000, but you could spend a few thousand less than that or, of course, significantly more.

See also: What a winning bath looks like.

Q: How can I estimate the cost of a bathroom renovation and establish a budget?

A: The best way to get a more accurate estimate for your space and goals is to contact a professional remodeler or designer. You can find professionals at the NAHB (National Association of Homebuilders), AARP's CAPS program or NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association).

Q: What elements, such as room size, fixtures, etc., do I need to consider before starting a bathroom renovation?

The NKBA offers a free guide to planning a bathroom, including what you might need to consider and how to budget. It can be download from its website or you can call 800-THE-NKBA (843-6522) for more information.

Q: Where can I get more information on the products you showed in the webinar?

A: Here are some suggestions:

  • Pocket door hardware: Consider the lever handle by Hewi, available from Hafele. The unusual hardware is from Splash Galleries.
  • Acrylic grab bars: Visit Great Grabz.
  • Faucets for arthritis sufferers: Delta has a touch-control faucet.
  • Bathroom consoles with toilet paper storage: This could be done with custom or semi-custom cabinetry. (The image depicted in the webinar is an older product from American Standard.)
  • Water-saving, dual flush toilets: Most manufacturers offer these now, including the flush example from Toto and the wall-hung example from Duravit. Reasonably priced options are available at home improvement stores.
  • Hand-held showers: There are many. Alsons and Delta each offer showerhead with second flow control at the head, which is useful. Kohler makes a flip spray head. Check your local home improvement stores for reasonably priced alternatives.
  • French door shower enclosures: Try Delta's safe bathing systems. It makes a no-threshold version. Other manufacturers make them, as well.
  • Trench drain: Infinity Trench accommodates tile over the drain.
  • Hooks: Use Kohler and Hewi products.
  • Grab bar molly bolts: We recommended Wingits.

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