How Much Does An Ensuite Cost?
You’re tired of having to share the bathroom, we get it. There’s nothing worse than rushing to get ready in the morning and having to wait your turn for the mirror.
So, you’re thinking of adding an ensuite to your bedroom but you’re wondering if it’s worth all the hassle and the money.
An ensuite will not only improve your morning routine, it will also add serious value to your property.
Now before calling the builders in, there are a few things you need to consider.
Breaking Down The Cost
A new ensuite bathroom can cost anywhere between $10,000 to $30,000. This includes the labor, fixtures, fittings and finishes like the flooring, painting and tiling. Costs vary wildly depending on what style and finish you want.
Ideally, you want to add your new ensuite directly next to, above or below a bathroom that already exists in the house. Why? Because it can be incredibly expensive to add a bathroom into your home if you have to completely redirect the plumbing.
How much does a bathtub cost?
You have a number of stylish options when it comes to bathtub materials – ranging from the super affordable to luxury choices. These prices are based on the 60-inch standard size bathtub.
Porcelain bathtubs: $350 – $2,000+
- A classic and popular material that is quite durable
- Porcelain generally doesn’t have great heat retention
- Can be quite slippery when wet, making it unsuitable for people who have mobility issues
- Can damage/chip easily if something is dropped onto it
Cast iron bathtubs: $500 – $2,000
- A very durable, solid material
- Very heavy, many homes need additional support put in to carry the tub’s weight
- Excellent heat retention which allows for a much longer soak!
Steel bathtubs: $300 – $2,000+
- Similar to cast iron tubs but with cheaper options available
- Lighter than cast iron options
- Damage/chip easily
- Can create a lot of noise when the tub is filled
Copper bathtubs: $2,000 – 5,000+
- Pricey (but oh, so pretty!)
- The most durable option on the market
- Will never attract mold or dirt, easy to clean
- Creates a unique, rustic look
Acrylic bathtubs: $500 – $900+
- One of the most common materials for bathtubs out there
- Incredibly versatile and comes in various shapes and styles
- Very affordable
How much does a new shower cost?
Your choice of shower can really make or break the aesthetics of your ensuite. You want something that looks good but functions too.
On average, a new shower set up can range from $600 to about $1,300 plus the installation fee.
If you’re looking to save a little on your shower consider going for a shower tray, shower walls and a glass framed shower screen. This will make the process a lot cheaper and a lot less hassle for you. It won’t be a custom set, but the end result will be just as beautiful.
If you’re looking to create an at-home spa experience in your very own private oasis, things will be a little more expensive (but totally worth it for the relaxation factor!)
How much does a new toilet cost?
The toilet may not be the most dazzling part of your ensuite but it is definitely the most used feature inside any bathroom.
An average two-piece toilet costs around $100 – $200. They are easy to install and can be done in a couple of hours by your plumber.
If you’re looking for a more sleek, more stylish look, you should opt for a one-piece unit instead of the traditional two-piece. These models are incredibly modern and look great in an ensuite. Prices start at around $250 for the lower end models to $1000+ for a high-quality premium model.
Remember that no matter what type of toilet you go for try to get one with a high-water efficiency rating. This will help keep all your future water bills lower!
How much does a bathroom vanity and cabinet set cost?
There is a huge variety of vanities to choose from and there will definitely be one to suit your needs and your budget.
You can either buy a complete set or buy each piece individually. The average vanity unit usually costs between $300 and $700 for one sink and between $1,300 to $1,800 for a unit with two sinks.
How much does it cost to tile a bathroom?
Tiling is always a significant part of renovating a bathroom or adding a new one. Depending on who you get your tiles from and what sort of finish you want, will dictate their price.
Standard ceramic wall tiles cost between $10 to $15 per square foot.
Floor tiles will be a bit more expensive and range between $35 to $50 per square foot for ceramic tiles and about $50 to $100 for natural stone or porcelain tiles.
No matter what type of tiles you choose, most of your ensuite project budget will go towards buying the tiles and paying for their installation.