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 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 Bathroom Remodels?
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 a 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 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.
The materials that you choose for your bathroom remodel can make a big difference, too. Granite and quartz countertops are extremely popular (for good reason). But they also cost more than other surfaces. They often look better and last longer than some other surfaces—so you 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.
5. How Much You’ll Pay for Labor
Labor costs for bathroom remodels vary significantly. Costs can range from $30 an hour to $150 or more depending on the type of contractor and the skills he or she offers. Highly qualified renovators charge more but have extensive experience remodeling and expanding bathrooms. Their labor estimates reflect their know-how and problem-solving and design skills. Higher labor costs are also influenced by the hourly rate of the licensed and insured plumbers and electricians hired to work on your remodel as subcontractors. Handymen offer cheaper bathroom renovations, but you may pay more in the long run if their work is shoddy or doesn’t meet your expectations.
More complicated projects like intricate tile work and moving walls are more expensive due to higher labor costs. Due to a very competitive market in Fresno in 2021, the best trades and subcontractors raised their rates, which increased the costs of remodels. Imagine Remodeling works hard to hire and retain reliable tradespeople and negotiates with them to obtain the best prices for our clients.
What Can I Expect to Pay for Bathroom Remodels in Fresno, Ca?
While it’s impossible to project exactly what your bathroom remodel will cost without knowing the specifics, according to the Remodeling 2021 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 Pre-Designed
Custom Designed Hall Bath
Master Bath Custom Designed Mid-range
Master Bath Custom Designed Upscale
$28,000 - $33,000 +/-
$33,000 - $40,000 +/-
$40,000 - $55,000 +/-
$55,000 - $100,000 +/-
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 Small Bathroom Renovation
Update an existing small powder room or small hall bathroom (smaller than 5x7). Replace all fixtures to include a standard white toilet, solid-surface vanity counter with integral sink, recessed medicine cabinet with light, ceramic tile floor, paint, or vinyl wallpaper. Full bathroom updates also include updating the shower stall or installing a 30x60-inch porcelain-on-steel tub with a 4x4 ceramic tile surround. The cost for a small bathroom remodel ranges from $5,000 to $15,000. More upscale finishes and fixtures will increase the cost. For more in-depth breakdown of costs associated with your bathroom remodel, you'll want to download our bathroom remodeling cost guide and receive up-to-date prices.
Cost of a Midrange 5x7 Bathroom Remodel in Fresno
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 $30,000. By the way, their data suggests that after doing this you can also expect to receive about $14,224 for that work should you decide to sell your home.
Upscale Bathroom Remodeling Cost Near Fresno
Expand the 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 a freestanding soaker tub with high-end faucets; a stone countertop with two sinks; two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting; a compartmentalized commode area with a 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 the 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 $75,000 and you can expect an ROI of $44,931 when you sell your home.
How Much The Cost of a Midrange Bathroom Addition is in Fresno
Add a 6x8-foot bathroom over a 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 spotlighting; 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 $85,000.
Cost of an Upscale Bathroom Addition
Add a new 100-square-foot master bath to the existing master bedroom over a 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 a freestanding soaker tub with high-end faucets; stone countertop with two sinks; two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting; a compartmentalized commode area with a 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 spotlighting and waterproof shower fixture. Cabinetry has a custom drawer base, and wall cabinets. Extend HVAC. Electric in-floor heating. If you want this kind of upscale bathroom addition, you should expect to pay about $110,000+.
How to Save Money on Your Bathroom Renovation
Are you experiencing a little sticker shock at the cost of bathroom renovations? Your contractor can probably offer a few suggestions that could drop the price of your remodel without affecting quality. You could lower your price tag if you don’t move walls or pipes, repaint or refinish your existing cabinets, choose less costly tile, select shower doors with slightly thinner glass, or opt for solid surface countertops.
When you work with a design/build renovation company, your designer keeps your costs in mind when planning your renovation. You won’t face any unpleasant surprises or have to eliminate certain features when the project is designed to fit your budget.
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 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!