New bathrooms come with a price. A mid-range bathroom renovation in NYC – replacing all the fixtures and tile – will run for about $25,000. A higher end renovation – changing the layout, adding heated flooring – would bump up that cost to nearly $75,000. With that said, there are still ways to keep costs down when renovating a bathroom.
LIMIT TILE USE
Tile installation is already labor intensive and purchasing large quantities of tile could skyrocket your costs. Top NYC interior designers suggest using tile only in the shower. A simple subway tile could go a long way. Another alternative; instead of using border tile, you can substitute with aluminium trim to hid unglazed tile edges.
LOOK FOR LEFTOVERS OR CLOSEOUT ITEMS
Why pay for an entire slab of granite when all you need is a small piece to cover the top of a vanity? Stone fabricators sell remnants of slabs for those in need of small quantities. Certain stores and online sites sell overstocked and/or discontinued lines for as much as 80% off.
LOSE THE MEDICINE CABINET
A mirror adds style to the space and opens up a wide choice of price options. You can also go as big as the room will support, so the space ends up looking bigger and more grand.
CONSIDER LABOR COSTS
Some material may cost less to purchase but cost more to install. Tile for example is labor intensive. An alternative would be wall panels. Overall, panels cost more, but they take less time to install therefore leading to an overall cheaper route that tile.