Cost to Remodel a Master Bathroom

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By Dan Fritschen

Update: Remodeling a master bathroom is a great way to add value to your home, both financially and for personal satisfaction. The only hitch with master bathrooms is that they tend to be larger than other bathrooms in the home so there is more floor and wall space to be remodeled, as well as more numerous and larger fixtures and fittings. Plumbing can also be more complicated in a larger master bathroom, so not only is size and materials a concern, but also the time and cost of labor it will take to carry out the remodel.

The average cost to remodel a master bathroom is something that really cannot be generalized. Typically, master bathrooms are quite a bit larger than the other bathrooms in your home. For this reason, it is to be expected that the expense for remodeling master bathrooms will be greater.  If you are considering taking on this particular type of remodeling project, you should consider conducting a healthy amount of research before making any final decisions.  The best way for you to do this is with our Interior Design Photo Search tool.

The average cost to remodel a master bathroom will depend on many different factors, including the size of your bathroom.  The larger the space to be remodeled, the more money you will probably have to spend on renovations.  Another important consideration is the shape of your master bathroom.  If the bathroom is an unusual shape, or has a more complex array of cabinets or shelving, then you might also be faced with greater expenses.  The reason for this is that it will cost more for such fixtures to be removed or relocated during the course of your remodel.  These are just a few of the considerations that you will have to think about before beginning a remodeling project.

If you decide to search online for information about the average cost master bathroom remodel, you should be able to find enough data to give you a basic idea of how much money you will need to finance your job.  We can help you get an instant master bathroom remodeling cost estimate to help set your budget.


Once you have done your homework and feel comfortable with moving forward with your plans, consider enlisting the services of a professional designer before you start calling contractors.  A designer will be able to create some preliminary sketches that will aid contractors in being able to provide you with more specific cost estimates.

When you are ready to begin your search for contractors, remember to call at least three or four of them so that you will have several different estimates to compare and review.  You want to be sure that you have a good selection of professionals from which to choose, as this will enable you to feel more confident that you have made the best possible choice.

Questions and Answers

What should be in my remodeled master bathroom?

With so many different options available for bathrooms, many master bathrooms are becoming luxurious suites. There are endless items that can be added to any master bathroom, but these are some of the top must-have items.

Double Vanity

One of the most important items, and often on a homeowner’s must-have list, is a double sink with vanity base. This convenience is nice to have because it allows more than one person to use the bathroom without the users getting into each other’s way while getting ready. It also allows for extra counter space and storage, which is something that people often feel is lacking in most homes.

Separate Shower and Tub

Another ideal option for a master bath is to have a walk-in shower with multiple shower heads and a separate tub. Not only is a walk-in shower a nice convenience for everyday use, it is ideal to have for when the homeowner becomes older and will possibly need a shower that is easier to get into. The multiple shower heads could include a rain shower head to add that relaxed feeling and should include a hand-held nozzle so you can use it at a variety of angles and heights. If space allows, also include a tub in the design. If you would like to have a jetted tub, be sure to specify an air-jet tub because it is less likely to have a build-up of bacteria, which is what often happens with a jetted tub that circulates water since the stagnant water will set in the jets after the water is drained.

Heated Flooring

Heated flooring is an amazing feature in a master bathroom, even in warmer climates. When the user steps on the tiled floor, the room will feel more luxurious with a warm floor and there will be no need for those bacteria-building bathmats that are often used to keep feet separated from a cold floor. A great added feature is to have it set up on a timer, so it can be already warm when you get up in the morning or before you go to bed at night, while not using energy when you are not home.  While there are still an endless amount of options and items that can be added to a master bathroom today, and even more options coming out on the market every day, these are some of the top features to add when remodeling.

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5 Responses to Cost to Remodel a Master Bathroom

  1. torontojoe says:

    I’m remodeling my second floor and want to save on the cost of remodeling my master bathroom. I was thinking of using palette wood to build my vanity…what’s the best way to seal the wood and protect it from water damage?

  2. Robert says:

    Adding 4-5 coats of wiping poly should do the trick. Sanding the palette wood and adding poly (with an old rag is fine) will protect the wood. Wiping poly also goes on really fast with no marks and streaks.

  3. sid457 says:

    I really like the sound of heated flooring…does it significantly increase the cost of a bathroom remodel?

  4. mtntop4 says:

    I have an 18 sq.ft master bath and I want to use diagonal tile on the floor…I know it costs more but I love the appearance. What do you think?

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