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How Much Does A Bathroom Renovation Cost?

We’ve interviewed some of the best bathroom renovation experts so you have a better idea of what you can expect when getting a bathroom renovation quote.

The average bathroom renovation costs in South Africa:

Labour for the bathroom renovation is roughly R380 per hour.
The average bathroom renovation costs R9 000 – R9 700.

Small scale bathroom renovation costs R9 000 – R13 000.
Medium-range bathroom renovation costs R13 000 – R17 000.
High-end bathroom renovation costs R17 600 – R25 000.

On This Page:

  • The Average Price of Bathroom Renovation Feature
  • Factors Affecting the Bathroom Renovation Cost
  • Bathroom Renovation Tips
  • Hiring The Best Bathroom Renovation Pros

The Average Price of Bathroom Renovation Features

Our experts have put together some labour costings for features that typically go into a medium size bathroom renovation.

FeatureCost
PlumbingFrom R6 000.00
Shower glassFrom R1 800.00
Shower pumpFrom R1 900.00
Single hand basinFrom R950.00
Double hand basinFrom R1 400.00
Fixtures – depending on the type and quality of fixtures From R3 800.00
Vanity cabinets – per meterFrom R800.00
CountertopsFrom R250.00
Flooring – per square meterFrom R80.00
Doors excl breakFrom R500.00
Doors incl breakFrom R1 800.00
Windows excl breakFrom R400.00
Windows incl breakFrom R1 400.00
Wallpaper – per square meterFrom R70.00

Factors Affecting Bathroom Renovation Costs

The size of the bathroom

The bigger the bathroom – the more expensive the renovation could be. Larger bathrooms generally require more labour to renovate, more materials such as flooring, tiling, painting or wallpapering.


Bathroom fixtures and materials 

The fixtures and materials you choose for your bathroom will affect the price significantly. The higher the price of the materials, the more the renovation price will be. Some contractors may charge a margin on materials so the more the materials cost, the higher the margin will be.

Changing the floor plan

Changing the layout of a bathroom is one of the most expensive costs of a bathroom renovation. There is more plumbing involved, more electrical work needed, more labour hours and often, more fixtures need to be bought to suit the new space.  

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Bathroom Renovation Tips

Set A Budget

Before you make any sort of decisions, first work out how much you have to spend on the renovation. Once you know exactly how much you have, you’ll be able to make better decisions when it comes to your bathroom renovation.
Pro Tip: Keep 10 – 15% of your budget aside to cover any unforeseen expenses that may occur.

Do some research

Get quotes from more than one pro. This will give you a better idea of how much the job will cost. If you are supplying the materials, call around and find out which store offers the best deals.
Pro Tip: Get an itemised quote from your kitchen renovations pro so you know exactly what you’re paying for and avoid any hidden costs.

Bathroom Layout

Changing the entire layout of a bathroom is expensive and involves a lot of manpower. Consult with a bathroom renovation expert when planning your renovation to
Pro Tip: Avoid rearranging fixtures that require plumbing like the bathtub, shower or sink.

Quality Materials

Always buy the best quality materials you can afford so that you don’t have to redo your entire renovation because the materials have started to crack, crumble or break.
Pro Tip: Splashing out on expensive materials and fixtures pays out in the long run as they last longer. 

Stick To The Plan 

During your renovation, you might come up with new ideas but stick to the plan. The more changes you make, the more expensive the job becomes.
Pro Tip: Don’t get caught up in the excitement or the job or let yourself get talked into things you don’t want or need.

Hiring The Best Bathroom Renovation Pros

Kandua.com has a list of vetted, background checked renovators all over South Africa that are perfect for the job. You can get multiple quotes in 1 minute or less. 

  • Firstly, answer some questions about the job.
  • Secondly, give us your contact details so that pros can contact you directly.
  • Then you’ll receive quotes from affordable, experience and trusted renovation pro.
  • Read their online reviews.

After you receive quotes from different bathroom renovation pros, choose the pro that best suits your requirements. Then invite your pro to inspect the bathroom so that you can discuss the requirements for the job.

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