Bathrooms are a great escape if you need to get away where no one will bother you – hopefully.It’s a hiding place when you want to get away from a loud party, your hyper kids, or if you want to just soak in the bath after a long day at work. The average person spends nearly 8 days a year in the bathroom, so why not make sure that the bathroom is a true getaway? Now is the time to turn that mediocre bathroom into a place of paradise, and there are several different remodeling types to help you stay on your set budget.

Bathroom remodels are one of the highest returns on investment projects that homeowners can make.  The returns on a kitchen remodeling project come in at a close second.  A midlevel remodel is the most popular option, with an estimated cost around $13,000 and an ROI starting of 60 percent. Larger remodels can cost up to $40,000 with a return on investment around 85 percent.

Aesthetic Remodel (Low-level remodel)

Not every remodel has to be drastic to be a great investment. These types of remodels start with a deep clean. Bathrooms are one of the continuously dirtied rooms in your home, and grime can get caught in the corners and in the grout of your floor tiles. Homeowners should clean out the clutter from the cabinets and throw away all the empty shampoo bottles. Once done, you’ll be able to see what should be replaced and what doesn’t work. Then you can start transforming your bathroom with limited construction.

Aesthetic remodels cover projects like:

  • Repainting the walls
  • Changing out the fixtures (faucets, lighting, hardware, etc.)
  • Mirrors
  • Cabinetry
  • Decorations

By simply changing out these few items, you can redesign that small bathroom to make it look bigger.


Mid-Level Remodel- $13,000+

These remodels will require some construction to remove outdated showers, bathtubs, cabinets and sinks. Mid-level remodels give homeowners a chance to make sure there isn’t any water damage, update to a more modern look, or to change the bathtub or shower to better suit their personal needs.  If you live with an older loved one, a walk-in tub is a great option that is convenient and safe to use.

This type of remodel will require extensive planning. You’ll need to set a firm budget, plan ahead for all the materials, research trusted professionals, and establish a calendar. Without these plans in place, any remodel can slowly snowball into a disaster, so beware.

Total Custom Remodel- $40,000+

A total custom remodel is for homeowners who want to start over completely with the blueprint of the bathroom. Maybe the layout of the tub, shower and vanities don’t work for you, or you want to open up the space.

This remodel requires the work of a team of professional electricians, plumbers and construction workers to make sure the job is within code and done right the first time. They will be able to tell you if there is structural integrity problems, bug infestations, pipe failure, faulty electrical wiring – you name it. If you run into a problem, they’ll be able to fix it. If you want to completely redo your bathroom, be prepared to commit to it conceptually and financially.

If you are interested in remodeling your bathroom, contact a Statewide Remodeling professional today. We can help you plan out your dream bathroom. Get ideas for your next bathroom remodel with our bathroom project gallery.