How to Budget for a Bathroom Refinishing

September 4, 2020

The average price homeowners pay for a bathroom refinish project is $10,532. Updating the essentials of a small to medium-size bathroom alone can cost anywhere between $3,500 to $7,000. For larger bathrooms, it’s not uncommon to spend upwards of $25,000. Regardless of the size of your project, one thing’s for sure, you have to budget for it. Here’s how.

Do Your Homework 

Start budgeting for your project by doing some research. Research all your options for your bathroom refinishing project. Are their contractors that specialize in this area? What do you want your bathroom to look like? Are there parts of your refinishing project that you can do on your own? There are many ways that you can do research in addition to searching the internet such as:

  • Magazines
  • Trade shows
  • Talking to professionals 

Set Realistic Expectations

I think we’d all love to have a refinished bathroom that’s fit for a five-star hotel. However, not all of us can afford that level of refinishing, and that’s okay. Regardless of your budget, you can still create a bathroom that you’ll love. Set expectations before the project that way you can properly budget and plan a beautiful bathroom.

Expect the Unexpected

Anything can happen when you embark on a refinishing project. It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll end up spending more money than expected. That’s why professionals recommend adding a 30% cushion to your budget. That way, you’ll have the necessary funds to complete the project if you do encounter any surprises. 

Do Some Budget Allocation

You might have a total budget for what you want to spend on the entire project; however, breaking down your budget into specific allocations can help you stay on track. For example, you can plan to spend 4 percent of your budget on design, 20 percent for labor, and 15% for fixtures (for example). These are not concrete but they can help keep you on budget. 

Hire Bath Doctor for Your Baltimore Bathroom Remodel 

When you’re looking to create a beautiful bathroom while staying on budget, Bath Doctor is your number one choice. For over 20 years we’ve been helping Maryland homeowners refinish their bathrooms with our 5-star bathroom remodeling services. Give us a call or contact us today and we can help you budget for a bathroom you can be proud of. 

<< Back to Blog

We Help You Through The Remodeling Process From Beginning to End

An Initial Design Meeting

You will sit down with a professional interior designer to go over your style, wish list and ideas for your new space.

Custom Design Plans

Based on your input and the in-home survey, we will draft custom design plans and get your approval.

Remodeling With Attention to Detail

Our crews will treat your home with respect and make sure they get every little detail of the project to your liking.

Project Profile

What Our Customers Say...

“Not only was your price way below that of competitors, your attention to detail and customer service was superior. Everything happened on schedule, and as promised. Each time I called your office, I was pleasantly greeted by a real person who took ownership of my question and saw that I got an answer immediately.”


Bath Doctor LLC, Kitchen & Bath  Design & Remodeling, Baltimore, MD trust angies

Transform Your Home with Bath Doctor

Click to View Service Areas

Baltimore County, MD including: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207)

Baltimore City, MD including: Pimlico, Charles Village, Glen Oaks, Johns Hopkins, Kenilworth Park, Mount Washington, Loch Raven, Lexington, Inner Harbor, Mount Vernon, Druid Heights, Westside, Station North, Waverly, West Mullberry, Fairmount, Mondawmin, Fells Point, Federal Hill, Little Italy, Canton, Patterson Park

Frederick County, Carroll County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, Cecil County, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Prince George's County

©2022 The Bath Doctor, All Rights Reserved.
Site Designed and Developed by: Advantage Internet Marketing

bath doctor logo