How to Calculate the Cost to Renovate a Bedroom

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Renovating a bedroom is a time-consuming process and can be expensive if it is not done correctly. Therefore, it is important to consult with a reliable and professional interior designer and plan carefully. However, to stick to the budget, you need to understand the renovation process and calculate the renovation cost.

In this article, we give you a breakup of the different items and costs to consider when doing a bedroom renovation. Depending on the level of renovation and the fixtures you use this will have an impact on the average costs of your bedroom renovation.


These are compulsory expenses, which will be incurred regardless of the cost of your house renovation:

  • Insurance premiums
  • Site maintenance, ongoing cleaning and rubbish removal
  • Project management and site supervision
  • Material procurement, delivery and loading
  • Building permit application and associated council/ VBA costs
  • Building surveyor if required
  • Access equipment
  • Material warranty and service guarantee
  • Required certificates of inspection and compliance
  • Electrical Make Safe

Construction Drawing Design

Without the correct construction drawings, you may get lost in a sea of ​​thoughts and combinations. Hiring a skilled designer can simplify this process and give you a clear understanding of your costs. The designer will charge you for drawing:

  • Floor plan
  • Interior view
  • Lighting Plan
  • Floor finishes plan
  • Wall finishes plan
  • Electrical appliances items list with power, sizes and schedule
  • Material samples
  • Construction details
  • Electrical service planning, drafting and documentation

Demolition and Removal

You can dismantle and remove items that don’t require expertise, thereby saving labour costs. However, if you let the contractor take care of this work, you will need to pay for the demolition of:

  • Timber flooring
  • Carpets
  • Cabinets
  • Lights
  • Exhaust Fans
  • Ventilation system
  • Other Electrical
  • Wall Insulation
  • Ceiling Insulation
  • Ceiling
  • Plaster Board Walls to Ceiling
  • Windows
  • Doors

Floor/Wall/Ceiling Preparation & Installation

The following are the main plastering and sealing works that must be paid:

  • Plaster ceiling throughout
  • Waterproof plasterboard on walls
  • Wall and ceiling insulation

Floor covering

Your bedroom floor should be warm, which requires heat insulation and softer finishing materials like plaquettes and hard-wearing carpet. You can also choose to polish your timber floors. According to your budget and preferences, the contractor will deliver and install:

  • Carpet
  • Timber floors
  • Polish timber floors


Your fittings budget depends to a large extent on your choice of materials and design. However, the basic price usually includes the delivery and installation of the following products:

  • Standard Door
  • Sliding Door
  • Cabinetry wall and floor
  • Mirrors


Electrical and lighting fixtures come in various designs. Thus, your budget depends on your choice. Nonetheless, your contractor will charge you for installing:

  • Ceiling lights
  • Wall lights
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric heater
  • Power points
  • Light switches
  • Floor heating


You can choose to carry on the painting work yourself or hire a contractor for the job. The main areas to paint are:

  • Plaster ceiling and wall area
  • Fixed timber including doors and skirting


A bedroom renovation estimate can help you plan and organize projects effectively. It will keep you updated and within your budget. With a cost estimate available, you can hire a professional contractor to complete the work without worrying about unexpected and wrong expenses carried out.

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