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.