Popular Bathroom Remodeling Ideas and Costs

[fa icon="calendar"] May 17, 2021 / by Home Services Expert

luxurious bathroom vanity with black cabinetsIf you want to liven up your home and give it an updated and luxurious feel, the bathroom is one of the best places to remodel. Not all projects have to change every aspect of the room, and with some creative design ideas you can get your dream bathroom on a budget.

While there are an overwhelming number of choices out there for a bathroom remodel, looking at the trends of what is popular can help inspire you to see if you too would want that upgrade, and also to be aware of what the market is into for resale purposes.

Here are some bathroom remodeling ideas and average cost data:


Traditional Tub

clawfoot soaking tubTraditional stand alone tubs have become popular in recent years. Sometimes they are the classic claw foot style, or they may sit directly on the floor. These traditional tubs come in many different materials and can range in price significantly. A quick look at Home Depot shows these tubs start around the $500 mark and can be a few thousand dollars, without installation. With installation a very basic tub installation can sometimes be done for under $1500 (on average), but the more “deluxe” you get the costs can run into several thousand dollars.


Extra Storage

Adding extra storage cabinets around your bathroom can give a stylish look if done right, and has the practical benefit of plenty of places to store things. In a basic bathroom remodel cabinets can run $1,200-$3,500 and if you get fancier materials it goes up from there.


Walk-In Shower

walk in showerWalk-in showers serve you well by being aesthetically pleasing and giving you ease of access. Instead of stepping into a tub and fighting with a shower curtain, you get the luxury of walking straight into a spacious shower that allows lots of light in.

Some showers have glass doors and some are open and ready to walk in. Expect to pay between $2,000-$5,000 depending on the type of shower you have installed and the material of the shower walls.

Pro tip: white subway tile continues to be a popular bathroom design trend. Expect to shell out a little more cash for this feature, but if you love the look it may be worth it.


Stylish Vanity Upgrades

Adding high quality countertops or a unique material for your bathroom sink can add a lot of design and luxury to your bathroom. Expect to pay $1,000-$4,000 for countertops and a nice bathroom sink can range from $200-$2,000 depending on the material it is made out of.


Smart Plumbing

This part of a bathroom remodel can be fun: adding some smart technology to your plumbing.

Smart showers are one option. According to CNet:

“A smart shower could mean an entire system or just a connected shower head. Prices range from less than $100 to several thousands.

The U by Moen Smart Shower system has a $1,225 MSRP and can create profiles for individuals in your household with specifics for temperature. It can warm up your shower, then pause the water flow until you're ready to step inside.”

Some of these types of smart showers can also be voice activated and some have colorful LED lighting.

Smart bathroom faucets can allow you to wash your hands without ever having to touch the handle. If you’re concerned about spreading germs this can be a great way to reduce the surfaces you have to touch.

Smart toilets have their own set of features. It may be hard to believe, but there are toilets that include touchless flush, heated seats, bidets with heated water, LED lighting, automatic open and close features, and even air purifiers! Smart toilets range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars without installation.


Unique Lighting

unique bathroom lightingUnique lighting can go a long way in your bathroom. Some lighting illuminates and can help make your day easier by brightening things up. Other lighting relaxes by letting you dim the bathroom or light up only accent areas. Some even choose to put a unique lamp or two in the bathroom for lighting. On the low end lighting can cost under $1,000 but depending on the fixtures you choose it could be more.


Bathroom Remodeling in Paradise and Chico

If you are embarking on a bathroom remodel and want to learn how we can help, give us a call or contact us online. At Experts In Your Home we have decades in the construction and remodeling business and can help you get the bathroom you've been dreaming of. 

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