The Average Cost to Add a Bathroom to a Home, Piece by Piece

Before you tear down the walls to add a bathroom to your home, read this article. Get a realistic idea of how much the project will cost with this guide.

Every home can do with a bathroom or two, or even three. Most people, however, tend to have no clue about how much installing one would cost.

There are so many things to consider when you build something new. From the contractor to the materials, you can expect to bring out a moderate amount of money.

A good thing about getting a bathroom are the many benefits of an additional one.  You don’t have to worry about people lining up to use it for one. But even better, getting one can also increase your home resale value!

Take a look at our simple guide to know how much the average cost is when you add a bathroom. This also contains some tips on how you can lower the cost to save money. Read on below!

  1. Location

Before building, it’s important first to know if you have space for a new bathroom. You need to figure out whether you’re building it on the inside, outside, or the basement of your house.

To cut costs, put your new bathroom somewhere near the existing water and sewer lines. This means you save money by not installing new water lines and pipes for your bathroom. You can check out this article if you want to learn more about plumbing.

  1. Size

Here are the various sizes you should know about and their average cost:

Half-Size Bathroom: around 18-30 square feet and cost could range from $1,500-$10,000

3/4 Bathroom: 35-50 square feet and range from $4,000-$25,000

Full Bathroom: 40 and up square feet and range from $14,000 and above

These averages still depend, however, on other things like fixtures, water lines, and electrical outlets, to name a few.

  1. Electrical Wiring

Of course, you need to have some lighting layout for your new bathroom. If you want to be fancy, you can invest in some beautiful and gorgeous lighting designs. Don’t forget about the power plugs and sockets for your bathroom electronics.

Talk to your contractor to make sure the electrical wiring is up to the National Electrical Code for your state.

In this way, you can avoid any problems and additional expenses down the road. The contractor or electrician will charge for their labor service per hour. Prices range from $80-$130 on labor alone so your bill could get bigger than that if you want them to install something for you.

  1. Fixtures and Fittings

Fixtures refer to the main parts of your bathroom like the toilet, sink, and tub. Optional accessories and decorations like mirrors, dispensers, and towel rails are fittings. Keep in mind the average price of your fixtures and fittings will vary depending on if they are depot bought or custom-made.

Some common price ranges are:

Doors and windows: $215-$2,000

  • Tiles: $1-$50 per square foot
  • Faucets: $100-$450
  • Toilet: $150-$4,500
  • Bathtub: $200-$5,000
  • Mirror: $100-$120
  • Lavatory Basin: $115-$3,900
  • Cabinets: $150-$1,500

The more fixtures and fittings you have, the harder the hit your wallet will take. Save money by getting the necessary things first, then buying the fittings you like afterward. You can also install the bathroom fixtures yourself if you want to be frugal.

Why Not Add a Bathroom to Your House Now?

Here are some of the costs you could expect if you are planning to add a bathroom. Once you solidify your budget, you can start your bathroom addition plans soon!

Do you still want to learn more? Are you looking for more tips to further renovate your home and increase its value? If you do, don’t hesitate to go over more of our articles today!

Bella Duckworth

“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand, it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid
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