Considering a bathroom remodel? Learn more about creating a budget and deciding who will tackle the project.
This chart shows how National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) recommends you divvy up your bathroom remodeling budget.
Think about everything that you would like to update, replace and/or add in your bathroom and use these estimates to get an idea of how much your renovation project may cost you.
Minor Remodel $5,000-$15,000
Major Remodel $15,000+
There are different routes you may decide upon to get the work done for your bathroom renovation. You may hire a professional or take on the project yourself. Learn what professionals can do for your project and review questions to ask before you hire or decide to tackle a DIY project.
Lowe's Remodeling Services
Get free design services from your local Lowe’s bath designer, then let Lowe’s-approved professionals install your shower doors, faucets, vanities and more.
Installation is done by screened independent installers and general contractors who are licensed (where applicable) and insured. All installation services are guaranteed by a minimum one-year labor warranty. Have questions? Check out our bathroom remodeling services or visit your local Lowe’s.
You could find a general contractor, design-build firm or subcontractor based on recommendations and endorsements from homeowners in your area. You can also ask family members, friends, neighbors, and coworkers for suggestions. It is always a great idea to ask questions to get a better understanding of the work and the process. Ask the following questions before you hire or to follow up on referrals.
Before you hire:
Following up on referrals:
Review these issues and questions to see if you are prepared and able to complete a bathroom project yourself. Poorly done remodeling jobs don’t just look bad and turn off future home buyers—they also can create expensive-to-fix safety and structural problems. Most cities and counties require permits for certain kinds of remodeling projects, and some require homeowners to pass proficiency exams before starting the work. Know what is required in your area and make sure your work will pass any required inspections.
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