What You'll Learn
It's true. Little rooms can cost a lot. Consider these averages for a full bathroom remodel as calculated by R.S. Means, a construction-costs estimating company, for different regions of the country: South, $7,771; Midwest, $8,989; West, $9,458; East $9,500. If these amounts exceed your budget, don't despair. You can redo your present bath for a lot less. You might have to scale back on some extravagances, be willing to do some of the work yourself and give up a couple months' worth of weekends, but you can undercut those figures considerably. The baths remodels featured here cost $1,830 and $2,425, yet the results look as if they spent a lot more.