How much does a bathroom renovation cost?


Average cost of a bathroom renovation in Perth

Your bathroom or ensuite will be the second most expensive room in the house to renovate. According to a study done by the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the average cost of a bathroom renovation in Australia is $19’500. In Perth however, a bathroom renovation will typically cost between $8’000 and $15’000. As a quick guide, the following price ranges are what you can expect based on the projects level of quality:

Standard: $8’000 – $12’000
High-quality: $12’000- $20’000
Luxury: $20’000+

Vanity and cabinetry in bathroom renovation.

What trades are needed?

A variety of skilled trades will be needed to turn your dream bathroom into reality. The following are skillsets you’ll be needing for most bathroom renovations, including the local average hourly rates:

Designer: $90
Carpenter: $50
Electrician: $90
Plumber: $80
Tiler: $50
Glazier: $70
Painter: $60
Plasterer: $50

Bathroom size

The size of your bathroom will impact costs. The greater the area, the more time, labour and materials are needed. Below are the average bathroom renovation costs by size (m²):

● Small (Less than 6): $6’000 – $10’000
● Standard (6-10): $10’000 – $18’000
● Large (10+): $18’000 +


In any renovation, you can keep costs down by using the existing layout. That being said, making changes to these can add enormous value to your home by perfecting original design errors and adding functionality. Expect greater costs when it comes to changing the layout of any of the following: 

● Cabinetry
● Shower
● Bath
● Power points

Bathroom renovation in Burunga, Perth.
Bathroom renovation completed in Karrtha.
Bathrooms are the second most complex room in the home.

Materials and fixtures

You can choose from hundreds of options for almost every aspect of your bathroom. We’ve listed the most important elements to consider, and their costs (excluding installation). Prices range from standard to luxury quality items:

● Cabinetry: $2’000 – $20’000
● Vanity: $150 – $2’500
● Flooring: $300 – $20’000
● Fixtures: $300 – $10’000
● Tiling: $600 – $12’000
● Shower: $750 – $2’500
● Bathtub: $400 – $6’000
● Toilet: $120 – $800
● Mirror: $80 – $600

Understanding the costs

All types of renovations are a big investment. So, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re getting and why it costs as much as it does. Any builder you speak to should be happy to give you an itemised cost break-down of all works involved (if they don’t, run). At minimum this should include all materials costs as well as labour costs.

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