bright white room in a bedroom

How much does a room renovation cost

On average, renovating a room will cost you around £1500 and anywhere from £1000 to £2000 for an average renovation and up to £15000 if you are looking to get a high-end renovation in your room.

Room renovation prices tend to fluctuate wildly and anyone who has any experience with property will tell you that no room is made equally and each room has its own specific needs. For instance, a kitchen renovation would tend to be more expensive than a living room due to the many requirements that come up when renovating a kitchen.

The quality of the final result will often be relational to the amount of money paid for the job. Quality materials are often quite expensive, but it is better to incur the cost and get quality results.

What is the cost to renovate

  1. Bedroom
  2. Living Room
  3. Utility Room
  4. Laundry Room
  5. Toilet Room
  6. Bathroom

It is essential to have an idea of what you are expected to pay so that you have an easier time budgeting. Here’s what you should expect to pay for different rooms in your house.

Bedroom

blue bedroom with bookcase

The average cost for a bedroom renovation can start from £12,000, depending on the size of the room you’re renovating. Bedroom renovations are usually one of the most common ones since they often don't involve altering the room’s structure.

This improvement is usually quite simple as it mainly involves hanging new draperies, painting the walls, and adding new bed coverings and a throw rug.

If you intend to make a complete renovation, however, you will need to dig a bit deeper into your pockets. Here, you will include the cost of painting the room and installing new windows, carpets, heaters, mouldings, and a door.

Rewiring and adding insulation to old wires will also be done. Here is the cost of a few of these services:

  • Replastering of the walls and ceilings - £225 per day

  • Carpet and floor fitting - £200 per day

  • New windows - £300 per window

  • Decorations and painting - £180-£250 per day

Living room

minimalist living room apartment

As one of the affordable options, a living room remodel can cost you anywhere from £6,500 to £8,000 depending on the alterations that ned to be made. Like bedroom renovation, renovating a living room is essentially a decoration job.

Here, you can even do some of the work yourself since there are hardly any plumbing or gas connections. Even if you are working with a tight budget, something as simple as a fresh coat of paint can brighten up your living space.

Carrying out other replacements like adding a new gas fireplace and replacing your windows can, on the other hand, be quite expensive and will bring your total spending up a notch.

  • Painting and decor - £180-£250 per day

  • Ceiling and wall plastering - £225 per day

  • Wiring and electrics - £300 per day

  • Floor or carpet fitting - £200 per day

  • New windows - £300 per window

Utility room

utility room with boiler

The cost of renovating a utility room can range anywhere from £1250 to £2500. The overall cost is entirely dependent on the amount of change that you intend to make in the room.

Here you can carry out only minor renovations such as adding a fresh coat of paint or making significant changes such as adding a new cabinet layout and creating new partitions to allow for more storage space.

Since there are different uses for utility rooms depending on the person, the price range for a utility room is not specific. It varies depending on the intended use and extent of the renovation. Some of the costs you’re likely to incur are the following:

  • Replastering of the walls - £225 per day

  • Tiling - £200 per day

  • Removal and disposal of the existing suite - £20-£30 per hour

  • Replacing skirting and architraves - £225 per day

Laundry room

The cost of renovating a laundry room can start from £ 3,000. Unless you plan to buy new laundry machines, the renovation cost for a laundry room isn't going to cost you that much. This depends on the extent of your renovations.

You might add new cabinets or change the existing cabinet layout to give a different feel. The flooring and plumbing can also add to the total cost of carrying out this renovation.

  • Plumbing - £300 per day

  • Fitting of new appliances - £250-£350 per day

  • Tiling - £200 per day

  • Replace skirting and architraves - £225 per day

  • Replastering walls and ceiling - £225 per day

Toilet room

separate toilet room

The plumbing aspect of this renovation is the most important one, and the cost for the rest of the renovation will entirely depend on the type of finish you will choose to go with. You might decide to change the flooring, and spruce up the walls with a fresh coat of paint.

  • Plumbing and installation of new suite - £300 per day

  • Removal and disposal of the existing suite - £20-£30 per hour

  • Tiling - £200 per day

Bathroom

navy blue bathroom

A bathroom renovation can cost £3,000. Changing your existing bathroom to a more spacious and functional design is a project that is sure to give a great result.

For this kind of renovation, most of the work will be in making changes to the existing plumbing and the overall cost will depend on the desired finish. For instance, a wet room-style bathroom will require extra waterproofing work, while a roll-top bath may require additional plumbing.

  • Removal and disposal of the existing suite - £20-£30 per hour

  • Plumbing and installation of new suite - £300 per day

  • Tiling - £200 per day

  • Paint and decorations - £180-£250 per day

It is much easier to create an estimated budget for your planned renovation after looking at some of the costs you will incur. It is important to also keep in mind that the overall price that you should expect to pay will vary depending on your desired finish and look of the room, among other factors.

Clara Annesley

Writing about construction, Interior design and renovation.