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7 Costs Behind Bathroom Remodeling Projects

By on Apr 5, 2014
7 Costs Behind Bathroom Remodeling Projects

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Bathroom remodels are among the most popular renovation projects in America and given all benefits they offer, no one should be surprised. Whether its decluttering your current bathroom, adding value to your home or sprucing up the place for a future sale, renovated bathrooms provide more benefits than nearly any other remodeling project. However, with all those benefits come certain costs. We narrowed down the seven most apparent costs associated with all bathroom remodels.

Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Oftentimes, when homeowners decide to remodel their bathroom, you’re not just fixing the floor, adding a vanity or refacing the cabinets. Homeowners tend to tackle multiple projects at once. If so, the average cost to renovate your bathroom is $7,920. This number will certainly fluctuate based on what bathroom you’re remodeling and the extent of the work. However, if you are looking for a ballpark figure, right under $8,000 is a safe bet.

Flooring Repairs

Flooring is a logical first project for any bathroom remodel. It can be the showpiece of any room in the home and can certainly provide a great new sense in your renovated bathroom. Unlike some other bathroom remodeling projects, you will have many different options, but hardwood is certainly gaining momentum.

Depending on the flooring type, the average cost for flooring repairs is $752.

Tile & Grout Repairs 

Great tile flooring certainly adds a shine no other flooring option can provide, but even the best tile can become dingy or cracked with time and repairs can be as costly as they are complicated.  

First and foremost, the damage must be assessed before a cost can be determined. Re-grouting a small bathroom will not require much labor or materials. A larger tiled floor will naturally increase the price, but not by a large amount. For something like a full apartment, expect to pay in the area of $400 to $600. The size of the individual tiles may also affect pricing. 

To repair tile, expect a figure ranging from a couple hundred dollars to near, or in excess of, $1,000.

Cabinet Repairs

One of the most popular reasons homeowners choose to remodel their bathroom is to add more storage. On top of decluttering the space, refinished or repaired bathroom cabinets can greatly transform a room and help create a modern, contemporary or eclectic look to match your new bathroom design. Cabinet repair options are endless, from painting and sanding to replacing and relocating. All these tactics will be sure to give your remodeled bathroom the storage and design upgrade it deserves.

Homeowners can expect to pay $364 to repair bathroom or kitchen cabinets.

Bathroom Fan Repairs

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A quality bathroom fan is a necessary amenity in bathrooms everywhere. It adds longevity to tile, linoleum and wood by removing steam from the air. However, bathroom fans are like anything else and they do not last forever.

Fortunately, repairing a bathroom fan could cost nothing at all. Vacuuming the vents or tightening the wire could fix many problems. Otherwise, you may have to inspect the actual unit. We highly recommend contacting a pro. They will know if you have to replace it ($$$) or just repair a wire or two. This could save you hundreds of dollars.

When a bathroom fan needs to be repaired, sometimes, the simplest methods are the most economical – ranging in cost from free to under $100. Other times, unfortunately, the unit will need to be replaced.

Clogged Drain Repairs

There is nothing more annoying or frustrating than having a clogged drain in your shower or sink. Water starts to pile up and we see some rather ugly substances creep above the surface. Many individuals will try to tackle these clogs on their own. Plungers, commercial draining products and some elbow grease can make a difference, but serious problems might be better left to the professionals. Before calling a local plumber, take a look at our cost guide where you will see that the average price to repair a clogged drain is $185.

Glass Shower Door Repairs

Shaky shower doors are not just unsightly, but dangerous as well. Whether it’s the door shattering or water seeping through, a shaky shower door is one renovation project that needs fixing immediately.

Oftentimes, leaks and misalignments can be handled yourself. Cracks, on the other hand, are a different story. Needless to say, the price will greatly depend on the extent of the damage.

Most homeowners pay an average of $210, but some have reported repair costs as low as $80 or as high as $600.


The bathroom is one of the most trafficked rooms in the home and it should always be performing at its best. Regardless of the repair costs, once completed, they almost always declutter the room, add value to your home and improve your bathroom experience.

If you are thinking of remodeling your bathroom, be sure to see our 7 Questions to Ask Yourself for Bathroom DIY Remodeling Projects.

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