The Costs of a Bathroom Renovation

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The Beginnings of a Bathroom Renovation

What did you first imagine when that voice in your head told you that your bathroom could really use a renovation? An ever-increasing list of expenses that nickel and dimes its way to completely obliterating your bank account? Countless hours of hammering and drilling sounds filling your house with a headache-inducing cacophony, day after day for weeks on end? Haggling and arguing with an hourly contractor who might take a month to finish the job?

No matter how beautiful that bathroom in your head is, the road to get there has often been ugly and arduous to say the least. The process by which most home improvements are done hasn’t changed in decades, and for no good reason. I mean sure, some websites exist that might give you some vague estimates about the costs and time involved with a bathroom renovation, but the process soon sheds its modern luster and reveals itself to be old, dusty, and almost Neanderthalic by today’s standards once you get to the part where you have someone start working on it.

UpHome turns that standard on its head, providing competitively priced, quick, professional bathroom renovations while making it as easy and smooth as possible. Let’s break down why you should choose UpHome for your next bathroom renovation, and why you’ll be raving about us to friends and family shortly after.

Monetary Cost of Bathroom Renovation

Did you know that, according to HomeAdvisor, the price of a bathroom renovation in the United States can range from as little as $2,500 to a whopping $27,000 or more? That’s a huge range you might encounter while feeling out how much you may need to spend if you’re thinking about renovating your restroom. Such a large price delta isn’t helpful at all in predicting how much you might need to pull from savings or get financed for and is impossible to slot into a yearly budget. It will take a bit more in-depth digging, calling around for quotes from various contractors, and hunting for hardware (ranging from shower heads to floor tiles)in order to get to a more reasonable price range.

At this point you might be considering shelving the idea and asking the same question we were: Who in the world has time for all that? Rapid improvements in technology have exponentially accelerated society to the point that most of us are far more likely to open a quick text message or chat notification than to answer a phone call that demands more of our attention. Can you believe that we used to have to order pizza by phone call in the not-so-distant past? Today, doing so in public might garner you some strange looks, maybe a polite but firm suggestion from a kind stranger to just use the app next time.

Imagine if there was an app or website like that for your bathroom renovation. Much like ordering a pizza, how easy it could be to just design it yourself:  select your shower walls, pick all the needed hardware to suit your tastes, and get a firm quote that includes labor, waste disposal, and the design that you personally configured.

Now stop imagining, because this is real! UpHome Renovation has an online configurator that allows you to do everything I just mentioned, with none of the headache of ambiguity or haggling with contractors for the price you deserve. At the end of your configuration, you are presented with a transparent, all-inclusive grand total, as well as a few different ways to pay.Like ordering a pizza, but for your bathroom. Also it’s not a pizza.

The Time a Bathroom Renovation Takes

An average bathroom renovation can take around 23 days from plan conception to final product. A good amount of that is spent on demolition, carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work if there are wires behind the work area; each of these may take two days each! All of this means that you may be dealing with having contractors inside your house every day for the better part of a month. Of course, the time it takes may vary, and for that reason it may be difficult to budget the time as needed, much like it might be hard to budget for the monetary cost.

Sound like a headache? We get that. At UpHome, we’ve optimized our workflow and shaved our install times all the way down to a target of just two days. That’s right, in the time that it might take to simply demolish your old shower with a contractor, UpHome can have your brand new one finished and usable by the end of the second day. It’s worth noting that the shower is the hardest part of the bathroom to renovate because of the sealing, waterproofing, and intensive demolition that’s required. Once the shower is done, the rest of the bathroom is usually relatively simple.

The Emotional Toll of a Bathroom Renovation

There is an intangible, hidden investment that comes with any sort of home improvement project: your own emotional investment. There is significant emotional and mental overhead cost when dealing with bigger home purchases like this, whether it’s due to mulling over the potential costs of the renovation, dealing with pushy contractors trying to haggle on a price while pushing add-ons that you might not even want, or even just the awkwardness of having strangers in one of the most private places in your home for days or weeks on end. These things combined have the unfortunate result of turning your dreams of having a beautiful bathroom into a living nightmare.


It doesn’t have to be this way!Thanks to our online configurator, UpHome shows you a price in just minutes, and provides ways to pay so you can plan ahead. Plus, you aren’t charged until the work is done. This streamlined process saves you time and headache, giving you a solid number to include in your budget and a few less things to worry about. You also don’t have to worry about haggling with UpHome, since our prices are laid out at the end of configuration. Everything is dependent on your choices and your design. No upselling, no haggling, no stress! Speaking of stress, since our UpHome professional installers only take two days to finish a project, you don’t have to worry about having strangers in your home for very long at all. When combined, the list of UpHome conveniences allows us to give you the most painless renovation experience possible.

One of many UpHome showers available for your renovation


UpHome Makes All The Difference

Much like ordering pizza via phone call, the concept of arranging a contractor and devoting days upon days to your bathroom renovation using a decades-old process should stay buried deep in the past where it belongs. Gone are the days of vague pricing, haggling with pushy contractors, and dealing with installation processes that can last nearly a month. UpHome brings bathroom renovation into the present and hopes to renovate your bathroom in the very near future! Click here to design your shower and get a quote today.

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