Renovations of any sort are a daunting process. But with regards to the bathroom, a distance that has to be both functional and calm, practical and, a little bit luxe, the stakes seem greater. There are a million decisions to be made on the way, from mirror to grout, along with the price can be surprising. What to know before you begin?
 
Take our advice: 1 ). Do not assume your contractor is on the exact same page. A renovated white and black bath in Soho, see more of the project in Nordic Design Ambassador: At Home in SoHo with Model/Entrepreneur Camilla Vest.
 
Photography by Matthew Williams for Remodelista, Produced by Alexa Hotz. Above: A remodeled black and white bath in Soho, see more of the project at Nordic Design Ambassador: At Home in SoHo with Model/Entrepreneur Camilla Vest. Photography by Matthew Williams for Remodelista, Produced by Alexa Hotz. When you work as a general contractor or even work with a general contractor, you have to spell every part of the plan, and never assume that everyone is up to speed, say the mother-daughter team behind Matriarchy Build in How to Prevent Rookie Remodeling Mistakes. Someone we know had a contractor demonstration the wrong bathroom, they add.
 
Think of renovations like operation: to prevent getting the wrong knee replaced, do sure, then make sure again, then again, then one last time, the proper knee agreed and is noticeable upon. how much does a bathroom remodel price? More than you think. Photograph from Before & After A Trend Proof Bath Remodel in Brooklyn. Above: Photograph from Before & After A Trend Proof Bath Remodel in Brooklyn. Think that you can remodel your toilet head to toe for a thousand dollars? We hate to tell you: the price of a bathroom remodel was $11, 364 at 2016, by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
 
A basic, low-grade renovation with much more affordable materials or smaller swaps can run from $1, 500 to $5, 000, while the top of the line, tip-to-toe renovation can run up to $23, 000. NKBA estimates which, broken down, most of this cost comes out of fixtures and plumbing, followed by counters and surfaces, labor, and cabinetry and hardware. Remember: they tell that, all told, your toilet project should cost no more than 5 to 10 percent of your home’s value. You might wish to rethink that statement. You could be lured to upgrade your toilet with a freestanding bath. Although it could not be the most practical choice going ahead, especially if you are petite, hate cleaning, have an old rickety home, likes to take long baths or take more showers than baths. Learn more about the merits of built-in bathrooms versus freestanding options in 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Clawfoot Bathtubs, and also in Remodeling 101: Romance from the Bath: Built-In vs. Freestanding Bathtubs.