Time For A Bathroom Remodel?

We break down the price and process, from wall colors and light fixtures to mirrors and sinks.

The bathroom is one of the most essential and frequently used areas in your house, which makes it a place that sooner or later will be in need of a facelift. When it’s time for a sprucing up (or a complete overhaul), you’ll know. The room will feel dark, dingy, cramped, out of date, or just plain wrong.

The good news is that a remodel allows you to update specific aspects or start from the ground up and build the bathroom of your dreams. Plus, the benefits of having a professionally remodeled bathroom go beyond just having a brighter and more beautiful space. A stunning bathroom renovation can also:

  • Increase the value of your property
  • Create a zen-like getaway
  • Improve the overall aesthetic of your home
  • Make more efficient use of your bathroom space
  • Reduce your monthly bills with energy-efficient appliances

As excellent as these outcomes are, you might be wondering what exactly it takes to get there.

So let’s look at what a bathroom remodel will actually entail, in terms of time, money, and other considerations.

What does it cost to remodel a bathroom?

The first question that’s usually top of mind when you’re considering a bathroom model is the cost.

The short answer is, it varies. It all depends on the size of the space you want to remodel and the elements you include in your remodel.

To put some actual numbers around it, you can expect to invest $120 to $275 per square foot to remodel your bathroom. For smaller bathrooms, the overall cost is anywhere from $2,500 to $15,000, and for a master or custom bathroom remodel, you’re looking at $10,000 to $30,000.

Getting down to the nitty gritty details, here’s what the budget breakdown looks like for an average bathroom remodeling project:

Budget Item Percentage of Total Budget
Installation and labor 20%
Cabinets and hardware 16%
Fixtures 15%
Faucets and plumbing 14%
Flooring 9%
Countertops 7%
Light fixture(s) and ventilation 5%
Walls and ceiling 5%
Doors and windows 4%
Professional design 4%
Disposal and cleanup 1%

Remember that no matter what your total budget, you have options. If you don’t want to go for a complete bathroom makeover, you can still do smaller-scale upgrades that can change the feel of the room. These may include upgrading your vanity, fixtures, and lighting. Even a handful of changes can make a world of difference in how your bathroom looks, feels, and functions.

How long will a bathroom remodel take?

The other major consideration when you’re planning to remodel your bathroom is the timeframe for completing it.

Most complete bathroom remodels take approximately 3 to 4 weeks, from start to finish. That’s about 15 to 25 working days, to go from an old and outdated bathroom to a pristine and sparkling one that you will enjoy for years to come.

Considerations when remodeling your bathroom

When you remodel your bathroom, you have the opportunity to choose everything from the flooring to the sink to the lighting. Here are some of the most important elements to consider when designing your bathroom remodel.

Storage space 

Bathrooms are prone to clutter since they have to hold grooming products, toiletries, towels, and tissue paper for all the members of your household. This is why it’s so important to make storage a priority in your plans.

One awesome way to maximize your storage space while still keeping your essentials close at hand is to build niches into the walls above your vanity and toilet. These exposed, recessed shelving areas are an excellent way to declutter a bathroom space and store what you need in a way that’s accessible and convenient.



The flooring is equally important in terms of function and fashion, as it’s a highly used surface that has to be both safe and non-slip, and it sets the tone for the entire room.

For a look that’s clean, classic, and timeless, you can’t go wrong with white tile. It’ll create a bright, airy feel to the room and it’s a cinch to clean.

Laminate flooring that mimics the look of blond, fine-grained wood is another excellent way to create a light, relaxed atmosphere that’s cozy and sophisticated.


The sink is the focal point in a bathroom, so this is your opportunity to inject a little pizzazz into the room. One of our favorite ways to up the style factor is with a large, stone-textured basin, accented with floating faucets for a sleek, ultra modern look.

If you’re remodeling a master bathroom that you share with your partner, you may want to consider upgrading from a single vanity to a double vanity that lets you and your significant other share the space and get ready side by side.


The mirror is probably one of the most important and most used elements in a bathroom, so it’s important to choose one that you’ll love. A mirror is also a tried-and-true method for amplifying the volume of a room, reflecting light and making it seem much bigger than it is.

That’s why we recommend opting for the largest mirror that will comfortably fit in your space (a mirrored wall is the ultimate way to upgrade a bathroom, if you ask us). Alternatively, you can install multiple smaller mirrors for a different but equally expansive effect.

Wall colors

Paint color can make a world of difference in how your bathroom feels. Light colors can brighten up dark, cramped spaces and create a clean, airy aesthetic. And muted pastels? They are the most surefire way to create a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere right in your home.

Dark colors are also a great choice. They can add depth and dimension, especially in bathrooms that don’t have windows that let in natural light. They also provide the perfect neutral but dramatic backdrop against which your fixtures can stand out.

Light fixtures

Good lighting is what takes a bathroom from nice to unforgettable. Harsh overhead lights are definitely not the way to go since they cast an unflattering glare over everything.

We much prefer lighting that’s discreet and a little bit clever. A lighted mirror is one of our favorite decor hacks, since the source of light is tucked away behind the mirror, creating a minimalist vibe and throwing a soft, diffused light onto the room and the people in it.

Whatever you decide to choose when remodeling your bathroom, remember that the sky’s the limit so don’t be afraid to use your creativity.

Start planning your bathroom remodel today

Are you ready to get the ball rolling on a bathroom upgrade today? We can help. Dave has been finding the perfect materials for his clients for over 20 years now. He deals with the best products on the market to deliver the perfect products every time. It does not matter what color or style you are looking for, Dave will get you what you’re looking for every time!

We walk you through every step of the remodeling process, from appliances to finishing touches. We also offer accurate, on-the-spot estimates so you know exactly what to expect in terms of budget and timeline right from the very start.

Accurate Estimates On The Spot!

A lot of companies will promise you cheap prices over the phone, without looking at your individual situation to see what needs to be done. We will come to your home to give you an accurate estimate after making sure all of your needs will be met.

Get a new look for your bathroom. Add beauty and function to your kitchen. For your FREE in-home consultation call Dave Davidson Remodeling today at 413-569-9973.

Contact us today to get your estimate.






Get a new look for your bathroom. Add beauty and function to your kitchen.  For your FREE in-home consultation call Dave Davidson Remodeling today at 413-569-9973.

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