How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost in Sarasota, FL? [Updated Feb 2020]


If you’re in need of bathroom remodeling in Sarasota, one of the first questions on your mind is probably, “How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom?” While the answer to that question varies greatly depending on your specific project goals, budget, and other factors, it’s important to start thinking about these things as soon as possible. We know this process can be overwhelming to many homeowners, so we’re here to help get you started with this informative article—including everything from what the process entails to cost benchmarks and other important factors to keep in mind at various critical stages of your remodeling journey.

What is the Average Cost for a Bathroom Remodel in Sarasota?

Whether you're planning a master bathroom remodel, or renovating a hall bath or powder room, there's no denying the significance of a beautiful and well-functioning new bathroom in your home. To help you get started, we've compiled a cost guide to help you understand what goes into Sarasota bathroom remodeling, and how much you can expect to invest in your remodel project. [Download the Bathroom Cost Guide Now]

Below are a set of figures explicitly compiled for the Sarasota area. It is important to keep in mind that the costs included in this report are the average cost of popular renovation tiers. Actual remodeling costs will depend heavily on your home type, material selection, square footage, and other unique circumstances. (The figures cited in this report are compiled from the 2020 Cost vs. Value Report- available at


Minor Bathroom Remodel Cost

A mid-range bathroom remodel involves updating an existing 5x7 bathroom. New fixtures are added, including a porcelain tub surrounded by ceramic tile. A new, pressure-balanced shower control is added, along with a standard white toilet. Additional storage options are considered. Also included is a new vanity counter, recessed medicine cabinet, ceramic floor tile, and fresh wall paint.

Average Cost: $21,000 - $25,000


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Average Bathroom Remodel Cost

Remodeling and expanding an existing 35-square-foot bathroom to 100 square feet and using upscale fixtures and finishes would cost less than adding an entirely new luxury bathroom. The project would include a 42-by-42-inch neo-angle shower with ceramic tile walls, recessed shower caddy, body-spray fixtures, and frameless glass enclosure. The bathroom would also have a soaking tub with high-end faucets, a stone countertop with two sinks, two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting, a compartmentalized toilet area, custom cabinetry, and in-floor heating. General and spot lighting would also be included.

Average Cost: $61,000 - $68,000+ 


Average Universal Design Bathroom Remodel Cost (Remodeling to Age in Place)

Remodel your existing bathroom to age in place. An existing 5 x 7 space will be redesigned to be wheelchair accessible, including a 36-inch-wide door, and flat panel electrical switches at a sitting level. The toilet will be replaced with a comfort height fixture with an elongated bowl. The existing bathtub will be replaced with a curb-free walk-in shower. The shower will include a folding seat and adjustable showerhead. Other modifications include infrared ceiling light, night light, and several towel bars that can support at least 250 pounds. Storage will be reconfigured so it is accessible from the seating position.

Average Cost: $28,000 - $33,000 +

[ Related: The 9 Best Bathroom Features for Aging in Place


Process and Timing for Entire Project

At Gilbert Design Build, our process for a Sarasota Bathroom Remodel is a tried and true 6-step sequence to get you the remodeled home or room of your dreams that includes: 

  1. The Initial Meeting, we get to know each other. 
  2. Complimentary Home Visit, we get to know your space. 
  3. Design Selection (psst we have 2 showrooms for your convenience) 
  4. Construction Agreement, let's make it official. 
  5. Pre-Start Meeting, we stay on the same page the entire build. 
  6. Final Approval stages, the dramatic reveal and Move-in day. 
    Realistically, the entire remodeling process will take anywhere from approximately 6 months to 9 months. Rest assured, the Gilbert construction team will only be in your home for about 6-8 weeks of this timeline for the build portion. The remainder of the timeline is spent in design and pre construction. If this time frame seems long to you, think about the durability that quality craftsmanship provides. At Gilbert Design Build, we have been supplying Sarasota remodeling for over 20 years. 

Factors to Keep in Mind for Designing a Bathroom 

Even though it's one of the smallest rooms in the house, the bathroom is a highly labor-intensive area to remodel. Within a relatively compact space, you will need to think through all of the following design factors and more:

  • Plumbing
  • Lighting
  • Electrical
  • Tile
  • Counters
  • Cabinetry
  • Toilet
  • Tub/Shower
  • Faucets
  • Vanity
  • Flooring
  • Walls
  • Accessibility

Our In-House team of Interior designers are at both showroom locations (Sarasota & Bradenton, FL) to assist you every step of the selection process. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the choices to come? Lean on our experienced team to design a space to fit your lifestyle. You will be delighted by how simple the process can be at Gilbert Design Build.  


Factors to Keep in Mind for Choosing a Design Build Contractor

If you’ve decided the design-build process is right for your bathroom remodel project, it’s time to choose a design-build contractor. Some of the key factors to keep in mind when choosing who to hire include:

  • Are they skilled in both design and construction?
  • Are they properly Licensed for the State of Florida? 
  • Can they show you examples of past projects similar to yours?
  • Have you researched the company and its reputation?
  • Have you heard from past clients about their level of satisfaction?
  • Are you compatible with the company when it comes to overall vision and communication styles, preferences, etc.?

Work with Us

Gilbert Design Build is a full-service design-build remodeling firm that specializes in kitchens, bathrooms, and other select remodeling projects in both Manatee and Sarasota counties. We have unparalleled experience in Sarasota bathroom remodeling and Bradenton bathroom remodeling projects.

We are passionate about remodeling Sarasota homes, and everyone on our team is dedicated to excellence in everything we do along with exceptional customer service. In fact, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce has recently named Gilbert Design Build as the 2018 Small Business of the Year. We’re sure you’ll agree that we’re the best when it comes to options for Sarasota remodeling contractors.

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