How much does it cost to renovate a master bedroom?

For many homeowners, the master bedroom is a sanctuary. Find out how much it may cost you to renovate this space on a basic, mid-range and premium budget.

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bedroom renovation costNot only is it a place to get some decent shut-eye, but the master bedroom is also a place to unwind from the chaos of everyday life.

From replacing the carpet to ordering in new bedside tables to accessorising with a stylish bookshelf or dream catcher, renovating your master bedroom is a project that can breathe life into a space where you spend hours on end.

Drawing on the Home Design Directory calculator, we’ve estimated how much you may need to fork out for a budget, mid-range and premium master bedroom renovation (including an ensuite).

The Home Design Directory calculator estimates fittings and labour costs. Labour includes the cost of waterproofing, plumbing, tiling and the installation of fittings. The per-square-metre cost for labour is $1,600.

What’s the cost of a master bedroom renovation?

Like any renovation, the project cost boils down to the scope and complexity of the work, the quality of materials and finishes, and the labour cost.

For a medium sized bedroom of 4.5 square metres and a 3.0 square metre ensuite, here are the estimate price points.

Materials, fittings and fixtures

To get an idea of the cost of the materials, fittings and fixtures required for the ensuite component of the master bedroom, check out our bathroom renovation guide. To learn more about the cost of materials for the bedroom itself, view our table below.

ItemCost
Carpet$116.55 (@ $25.90 per square metre x 4.5)
$100 (installation @$25 per hour, 4 hours)
$216.55
Bed (queen size)$150 (bed frame)
$250 (mattress)
$400.00
Bedside table (x2)$100.00 (@ $50 per item)
Wardrobe unit$200.00 (@ $100 per unit)
Set of drawers$119.00
Bookcase$60.00
Lamp (x2)$50.16 (@25.08 per unit)
Ceiling light$34.38
Total material cost:$1,180.09
ItemCost
Carpet$206.55 (@ $45.90 per square metre x 4.5)
$140 (installation @ $35 per hour, 4 hours)
$346.55
Bed (queen size)$300 (bed frame)
$450 (mattress)
$750
Bedside table (x2)$320 (@ 160 per item)
Wardrobe unit$438.00 (@ $219 per unit)
Set of drawers$243.00
Bookcase$95.00
Lamp (x2)$100.00 (@ 50 per unit)
Ceiling light$83.50
Total material cost:$2,376.05
ItemCost
Carpet$670.00 (@ $149 per square metre x 4.5)
$320.00 (installation @ $80 per hour, 4 hours)
$990.00
Bed (queen size)$450 (bedframe)
$850 (mattress)
$1,300.00
Bedside table (x2)$500.00 (@ $250 per item)
Wardrobe unit$700.00 (@ $350 per unit)
Set of drawers$390.00
Bookcase$160.00
Lamp (x2)$ 280.00 (@ $140 per unit)
Ceiling light$113.00
Total material cost:$4,433.00

To find out how much you should be paying for tradesmen, we’ve rounded up a state-by-state comparison of trade costs across the nation.

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Carpet

carpet selectionFrom loop to plush to pattern cut pile, there are a wide range of different carpet styles to choose from. You should aim to choose a carpet that is durable and resilient, using nylon fibre (if possible).

Although an expert carpet layer will take exact measurements of your space, it’s a good idea to have an idea of your room size. You should generally factor in an extra 10% to your estimate to account for any room irregularities or contingencies.

For a 4.5 square metre bedroom, you would need approximately 22.28 square metres of carpet.

Before the carpet is laid, make sure you vacuum the room to remove any dust or particles in the area. It’s also a good idea to keep the roll of carpet at room temperature. Also, remember to inspect the carpet for correct colour texture and style as it’s unrolled.

The cost of carpet can range from around $25 per square metre for a basic product right up to $150 per square metre (including GST) for a more premium product. For instance, you could purchase Standard Carpets Charcoal from Bunnings for $25.90 per square metre. For something more luxurious, you could buy the Victoria Carpets Tidal Assorted Cut Pile Twist for $149 per square metre.

Here’s a rough price guide based on carpet type:

Carpet type Cost
Polypropylene $25 m2
Dyed nylon $40 m2
Wool carpet $50-$60 m2
Nylon-wool blend $125 - $150 m2

(Source: Home Improvement Pages, 2015)

The labour cost for carpet laying is normally charged by square metre. The cost will depend on the scope of the job, the condition of the underlay and the type of product you select. A simple job may cost around $25 m2 while a more complex job with a difficult underlay could cost around $50 m2 to lay.

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Bed frames & mattresses

Bedroom design

Bed frames range from around $150 to from $450 for something more high-end for a queen-size bed. Meanwhile mattresses range from $250 at the budget end of the spectrum up to $850 or higher for a mattress with comfort technology such as the Memory Spring System.

Bedside table

A couple of bedside tables are a great addition to any master bedroom. From books to ornaments and jewellery, it’s a good place to store your belongings within close proximity. Suppliers such as Zanui provide bedside tables from around $50 up to $250 depending on the design and material used.

Wardrobe

If it’s not in-built, you can get a standing wardrobe or storage unit for just $100 while something more spacious (1495 x 608 x 430mm) may set you back approximately $350 from Bunnings.

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Drawers

A Clever Cube 4 x 4 Storage Unit from Bunnings costs $119 whereas a Mondella Cadenza 900mm Vanity Unit Cabinet is $243. For something a larger, you could opt for the Multi-store 2000 x 608 x 450 mm 2 Shelf 4 Jumbo model which is $390.

premium BedroomBookcase

A trendy bookcase is a must-have for many homeowners who would like to sort their reading material. Keep in mind that a bookcase can also be treated as an extra storage unit, so use it liberally to store or organise other belongings such as bags, belts or hats.

You can purchase a narrow bookcase for $60 while a medium narrow bookcase could set you back $95, and something larger (and edgier) such as the Zenith Bookcase model would cost you $160.

Accessories

A new lamp may be a great addition to spruce up your master bedroom and illuminate the space. The Brilliant Kirby Touch Lamp retails for $25.08, and a mid-range floor lamp retails for around $50 while a Verve Design 160cm Black Ciara Floor Lamp is $140.

Replacing the ceiling light is another way to brighten up your bedroom without breaking the bank. A Brilliant 22W Gloucester Ceiling Light is just $34.38, while a Brilliant 62W Avebury Ceiling Light is $83.50 while a Brilliant 40W Ellington is $113.

Then, there’s the extras. Whether it’s artwork, an exquisite rug, new window frames or even a dream catcher, there are several accessories that can give your room that pop of ambience (budget permitting, of course).

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Financing your renovation

You may want to use a line of credit loan to finance your master bedroom renovation. This loan product offers your a credit limit based upon the equity you've built up in your house. You only pay interest on the amount you use. You can compare line of credit loans in the table below.

Compare line of credit home loans

Rates last updated November 19th, 2019
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Loan type
Repayment type
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Name Product Interest Rate (p.a.) Comp Rate^ (p.a.) Application Fee Ongoing Fees Max LVR Monthly Payment Short Description
3.74%
$0
$349 p.a.
80%
Low fee line of credit loan with package benefits.
3.94%
$0
$15 monthly ($180 p.a.)
90%
A low rate line of credit with low ongoing fee.
5.12%
$395
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
90%
A home loan which gives flexible access to your equity.
5.71%
$0
$395 p.a.
80%
A low interest rate home loan with a low ongoing fee.
6.21%
$600
$10 monthly ($120 p.a.)
95%
Tap into your equity with a line of credit home loan from Westpac.
6.41%
$600
$150 p.a.
80%
Access your equity with a low variable rate and low fees.

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