As a Fresno area remodeler, there’s one question we consistently field from clients and prospective clients when it comes to remodeling their bathrooms: “What will this cost?” It’s actually a great and simple question (and one every homeowner needs to ask before beginning a remodeling project). The answer, as you might guess, is not quite so simple. So, how much does a bathroom renovation cost in Fresno, California? Let’s look at a few of the things that impact the cost—and then we’ll look at some figures that can give you a starting point.
What Factors Impact The Cost Of A Bathroom Remodel?
1. The Size of the Bathroom
It seems fairly obvious, but the size of your bathroom has a significant impact on the cost of remodeling. It’s one thing to remodel a 5’ x 10’ hall bath. It’s a whole different thing to renovate a master bathroom that’s 15’ x 15’. We'll explore the cost of a 5x7 bathroom remodel and 6x8 bathroom remodel later in this post.
2. The Scope of the Bathroom Remodel
If you take a look at our project gallery, you’ll find 25 different examples of bathroom remodels we’ve worked on in the Fresno area. And while there may be some common components, it’s safe to say that no two remodeling projects are the same. Some involve simply replacing and updating certain elements of the bathroom. Others require a complete gutting of the existing room in order to redesign the space. The complexity of the project affects the cost. A project that involves moving walls or completely re-doing all the elements of the room will cost more than one in which your contractor simply replaces existing items. Plumbing, electrical work, and lighting (including changing windows to allow natural light) all increase the cost.
3. Managing the Materials Used in the Remodel
The materials that you choose for your bathroom remodel can make a big difference, too. Granite and quartz countertops are extremely popular (with good reason). But they also cost more than other surfaces. They often look better and last longer than some other surfaces—so you really have to balance cost with the value that they deliver. Still, they’ll affect the price. The same thing holds true for the cabinets you chose.
4. How Custom the Bathroom Is
The more custom features you add to a bathroom, the more it will cost you. You'll pay for the items themselves—whether it's a custom sink, faucet, or cabinet. It's not a bad thing to do if it's what you want and you have the budget for it. It's just that custom items take longer to produce, and often to install.
What Can I Expect to Pay for a Bathroom Remodel?
While it’s impossible to project exactly what your bathroom remodel will cost without knowing the specifics, according to the Remodeling 2020 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com) there is general data about remodeling costs. We'll now take a brief look at our own bathroom remodeling cost averages and the data from the Cost vs. Value report!
Look at the chart below. These numbers represent the average cost for bathroom remodeling in Fresno if you are working with Imagine Remodeling. Will these numbers be completely accurate? No. The cost of your bathroom remodel is dependent on many different factors. However, if you compare and contrast all these numbers, you'll begin to get a good idea of what your next bathroom renovation in the Fresno area could cost!
Hall Bath 3 Levels Ltd material
Custom Mid-Range Hall Bath
Custom Upscale Hall Bath
Master Bath Custom Mid-range
Master Bath Custom Upscale
Avg. Project Cost
|$17,000 - $23,000||$23,000 - $35,000||$35,000+||$35,000 - $50,000||$50,000+|
Now that you've looked at the chart above, let's take a more in-depth look at some of the data from the Fresno Cost vs. Value report as prepared by Remodeling Magazine!
Cost of a Midrange 5x7 Bathroom Remodel
Update an existing 5x7-foot bathroom. Replace all fixtures to include 30x60-inch porcelain-on-steel tub with 4x4-inch ceramic tile surround; new single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced shower control; standard white toilet; solid-surface vanity counter with integral sink; recessed medicine cabinet with light; ceramic tile floor; vinyl wallpaper. If you do something like this, you should expect to pay in the range of $23,293. By the way, their data suggests that after doing this you can also expect to receive about $9,286 for that work should you decide to sell your home.
Cost of an Upscale Bathroom Remodel
Expand existing 35-square-foot bathroom to 100 square feet within the existing house footprint. Relocate all fixtures. Include 42x42-inch neo-angle shower with ceramic tile walls with accent strip, recessed shower caddy, body-spray fixtures, and frameless glass enclosure. Include freestanding soaker tub with high-end faucets; stone countertop with two sinks; two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting; a compartmentalized commode area with one-piece toilet; and a humidistat-controlled exhaust fan. Use all color fixtures. Use larger matching ceramic tiles on the floor laid on diagonal with ceramic tile base molding. Add general and spot lighting including waterproof shower fixture. Cabinetry shall include a custom drawer base and wall cabinets. Extend HVAC system, and include electric in-floor heating. An upscale remodeling project such as this in the Fresno area will generally be in the range of $71,845 and you can expect an ROI of $25,357 when you sell your home.
Cost of a Midrange Bathroom Addition
Add 6x8-foot bathroom over crawlspace with poured concrete walls. Use cultured-stone vanity top with molded sink; standard chrome faucets; 30x60-inch white fiberglass tub/shower with ceramic tile surround; single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced faucet; white low-profile toilet; general and spot lighting; electrical wiring to code; mirrored medicine cabinet; linen storage closet or cabinet; painted trim; ceramic tile floor. If you want this kind of midrange bathroom addition, you should expect to pay about $54,518.
Cost of an Upscale Bathroom Addition
Add new 100-square-foot master bath to existing master bedroom over crawlspace. Include 42x42-inch neo-angle shower with ceramic tile walls, accent strip, recessed shower caddy, body-spray fixtures, and frameless glass enclosure. Put in freestanding soaker tub with high-end faucets; stone countertop with two sinks; two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting; a compartmentalized commode area with one-piece toilet; and a humidistat-controlled exhaust fan. Use larger matching ceramic tiles on the floor, laid on diagonal with ceramic tile base molding. Add general and spot lighting and waterproof shower fixture. Cabinetry has custom drawer base, wall cabinets. Extend HVAC. Electric in-floor heating. If you want this kind of upscale bathroom addition, you should expect to pay about $98,907.
Obviously, your specific costs will vary from these figures depending on the size, complexity, and scope of your particular project. But this gives you a starting point for budgeting and thinking about what you might really want to do to improve and upgrade your bathroom.
If you have any questions, about remodeling your bathroom in Fresno or the surrounding area, we'd be happy to help answer them! You can contact us here if you are interested in renovating or simply want to discuss your bathroom vision!