Bathroom Remodel Cost

Matt Keane
September 1, 2023

Remodelling your bathroom is exciting, but it can also bring a flush of financial stress. We get it! So, navigating the fiscal hurdles of such an investment isn't easy.

To help you out, we have compiled this blog post on the costs involved in bathroom remodelling, substantiated by facts like the fact that even the most budget-friendly remodel can be done for €2,500.

So, ready to dive into some wallet-friendly solutions? Let's go!

Key Takeaways

  • The cost of a bathroom remodel: It depends on factors such as the size of the bathroomscope of renovationquality of materials, and labour costs.
  • A small bathroom costs: Less to renovate than a large one because fewer materials are needed. However, bigger bathrooms may require more fittings and fixtures.
  • The extent of the renovation: It will greatly impact the cost. Minor changes like replacing tiles or faucets will be cheaper than changing layouts or adding new plumbing or electrical work.
  • Choosing high-quality materials: It may have a higher initial cost but can save money in the long run due to durability and aesthetic benefits.
  • Labour costs for a bathroom remodel: It ranges from €2000 to €4000 on average and includes hiring plumbers and electricians.
  • On average, a bathroom remodel in Ireland: It can cost between €2,500 and €4,000. The actual price can vary based on specific circumstances.

Factors Affecting Bathroom Remodel Cost

The size of the bathroom, scope of the renovation, quality of materials, and labour costs all play a significant role in determining the overall cost of a bathroom remodel.

Size of the bathroom

The bathroom size plays a big part in the remodel cost. A small bathroom costs less to renovate than a large one. It is because fewer materials are needed for small rooms, like tiles and paint.

But if your bathroom is big, it means more space to cover and put stuff in. So you may have to spend more money on fittings or fixtures for this extra space. For example, a 5-by-10-foot bathroom could cost between €5,000 and €10,000 for remodelling work.

Scope of the renovation

When it comes to the scope of your bathroom renovation, it's important to consider what changes you want to make. Are you looking to update just the fixtures and fittings, or do you want a complete overhaul? The extent of the renovation will greatly impact the cost.

Additionally, If you're only making minor changes like replacing tiles or installing new faucets, the cost will likely be lower. However, if you're planning on changing the layoutadding new plumbing or electrical work, and installing high-end materials, then expect a higher price tag.

Understanding your desired scope of renovation will help you plan your budget accordingly and ensure that you get the results you want for your updated bathroom.

Quality of materials

When it comes to the quality of materials for your bathroom remodel, it's important to choose wisely. Opting for high-quality materials may cost you more initially, but they can save you money in the long run.

Quality materials are more durable and resistant to wear and tear, meaning they will last longer and require fewer repairs or replacements

Additionally, good quality materials often have better aesthetics and can enhance the overall look and feel of your bathroom.

While it may be tempting to go for cheaper options, investing in quality materials is a smart choice that will ensure your bathroom remodel stands the test of time. Keep in mind that choosing high-quality doesn't mean you have to break the bank; there are many affordable options available on the market without compromising on durability or style.

Labour costs

Labour costs are a significant factor in determining the overall cost of a bathroom remodel. Hiring skilled professionals to do the work ensures that it is done correctly, but it can also increase the price.

The average cost for labour alone in a bathroom remodel ranges from €2000 to €4000. This includes the cost of hiring plumbers, electricians, and other tradespeople to complete the necessary installations and renovations.

It's important to budget for labour costs when planning your bathroom remodel to ensure you have enough funds for this essential aspect of the project.

Average Bathroom Remodel Cost

The average bathroom remodel cost varies depending on factors such as the size of the bathroom, scope of renovation, quality of materials, and labour costs. Read on to find out more about the breakdown of costs and range of prices for a bathroom remodel in Ireland.

Breakdown of costs

To understand the average cost of a bathroom remodel, it's essential to break it down into individual elements such as materials, labour, and more. The content below provides a comprehensive cost breakdown:


  • Size of the bathroom
  • Quality of materials
  • Scope of the renovation
  • Labour costs
  • Return on investment


  • The cost to remodel a 5x10 bathroom in Ireland ranges between €2,500 and €4,000.
  • The choice of materials significantly affects the cost. High-quality materials can significantly escalate the cost, with the price per square foot ranging from €70 to higher.
  • The scope of the renovation directly impacts the total cost. A full remodel in 2022 averaged €7,000–€10,000 or more, while the most budget-friendly remodel could be done for €2,500.
  • The average bathroom remodel cost is approximately €10,000 when done by a skilled professional. This may fluctuate based on the complexity of the project and the professional's hourly rate.
  • Despite the costs, homeowners can expect a return on investment with a bathroom remodel, making it a worthwhile investment.

Moreover, keep in mind that these costs are estimates, and actual costs may vary based on specific circumstances and market conditions. Always seek professional advice to get the most accurate estimates.

Range of prices

Bathroom remodel costs can vary depending on several factors. On average, a bathroom remodel in Ireland can cost between €2,500 and €4,000. However, it's important to note that the price range can be even higher or lower depending on the size of your bathroom, the scope of renovation work needed, the quality of materials you choose, and labour costs

For example, smaller bathrooms with less extensive renovations may fall towards the lower end of this range, while larger bathrooms with high-end finishes and additional features may push towards the higher end. Overall, though, you can expect an average bathroom remodel to cost around €10,000 when done by a skilled professional.

Tips to Reduce Bathroom Remodel Costs

To reduce your bathroom remodel cost, consider utilising existing plumbing, seeking professional advice, and exploring alternative materials. Find out how these tips can help you save money on your renovation project!

Utilise existing plumbing

If you want to save money on your bathroom remodel, here are some ways to make use of the existing plumbing:

  1. Keep the same layoutFirstly, By keeping the fixtures in the same location, you can avoid costly changes to the plumbing system.
  2. Reuse pipes and drainsSecondly, Instead of replacing them, have a plumber inspect and clean the existing pipes to ensure they are in good condition.
  3. Update fixtures, not plumbingThirdly, Focus on updating faucets, showerheads, and toilets without having to change the plumbing connections.
  4. Opt for a shower linerFourthly, Instead of tearing out the entire shower, consider installing a waterproof liner over the existing one.
  5. Refinish or resurfaceLastly, If your bathtub or sink is in decent condition but needs a refresh, explore options for refinishing or resurfacing instead of replacing them.

Seek professional advice

We understand that remodelling your bathroom can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to figuring out the cost. That's why it's important to seek professional advice before diving into the project.

A skilled professional can provide expert guidance on how to make the most of your budget and help you avoid costly mistakes.

When seeking professional advice for your bathroom remodel, consider consulting with a reputable contractor or designer who specialises in bathrooms. They have experience working on similar projects and can provide valuable insights on design choices, material selection, and efficient use of space.

Moreover, By seeking professional advice, you can gain clarity on the scope of work required for your specific bathroom renovation and get accurate estimates for labour costs and materials. This will help you plan your budget more effectively and ensure that you don't overspend or compromise on quality.

Consider alternative materials

When renovating your bathroom, one way to reduce costs is to consider alternative materials. Instead of opting for expensive tiles or high-end fixtures, you can explore more budget-friendly options that still offer durability and style.

For example, instead of natural stone tiles, you can choose ceramic or porcelain tiles that mimic the look of stone but are more affordable. Similarly, instead of expensive designer faucets, you can opt for quality faucets from reliable brands at a lower cost.

Also, By exploring alternative materials and comparing prices, you can create a beautiful and functional bathroom while staying within your budget. Remember to seek professional advice on the best alternatives for your specific needs and preferences.

Ready to Transform Your Bathroom? Start Planning Now!

In conclusion, the cost of a bathroom remodel can vary depending on factors such as size, scope of renovation, materials used, and labour costs. The average cost for a bathroom remodel is around €2,500–€4,000.

Furthermore, to reduce costs, consider using existing plumbing and seeking professional advice. It's also worth exploring alternative materials. With careful planning and budgeting, you can achieve your desired bathroom update without breaking the bank.

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