You can expect a lot of work to go into a typical bathroom renovation project. And of course, a substantial amount of money, too. The cost of bathroom renovations is usually affected by the size, your choice of layout, the labour and more importantly, the supplies or materials needed for this project.
There are certainly many things you have to consider when setting a budget for your bathroom renovation project. But what are the top things you should consider? These should include:
• Plumbing. Typical bathroom renovation plumbing jobs include the installation of the toilet, bathtub, shower and sinks. If you will be contracting a plumber on an hourly basis you can expect to pay around $70; however there are also plumbers who will quote you on a per task basis. On the average, you can normally get away with a plumbing budget of $1000. Although the amount varies considerably depending on the type and model, each bathroom fixture should cost between $200 to $300 to be installed.
• Tiling. Last, but not the least, every bathroom requires tiling of some sort: for the floor, walls, or a decorative feature border or even for all three. Qualified tilers can either provide you with a quote for the entire job or give you a rate per square metre. In Perth, the average tiler charges $40 per square metre. This already includes site preparation, labour and basic materials such as glue and grout. However, this does not cover the cost of the tiles. This rate is for standard sized tiles only (12x12 inches) and you will have to pay more if you have a more complex mosaic job in mind.