The bathroom is one of the most-used spaces in your home. It’s usually the first place you go to in the morning and the last one before heading to bed. Giving this room a makeover can make your bathing experience more relaxing and enjoyable. Even simple improvements, such as upgrading your old shower, can make a huge difference in your bathroom.… Continue Reading
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Bathroom remodels can be expensive if you don’t watch your budget closely. This project is different for each home, so if you’re planning to stay within budget, you might need to do some of the work yourself. For instance, depending on the type of bathroom remodel you want, you can try to save money by getting more involved with the renovation process. Ask your bathroom contractor if you can take care of removing old tiles or other prep work instead to stay on budget.
Here are other useful tips to keep your bathroom remodel within your budget:
Only Change Your Plumbing When Necessary
Sometimes, you may need to redo a bit of your plumbing to accommodate your new tub or shower. Do it if it’s necessary, but if your budget won’t allow it, then it may be better to keep the fixtures as they are. This is because the additional plumbing expenses may be too much for you to afford. However, if you need to shift the placement of your toilet or tub if it’s needed for your new design, make sure that your budget can cover the expenses without breaking the bank.
Hire the Right Contractor for Your Project
You wouldn’t want to entrust your bathroom remodel to any other contractor; you need professional remodeling experts who will listen to you right from the design and planning stages. They’ll get to know what you need for your bathroom and find the best way to design it without going beyond your budget.
Check Which Permits Are Needed
Professional remodeling contractors typically take care of this part of the project before they begin your project. This is needed to ensure your project gets completed legally. But expect to pay for additional costs for securing local building and labor permits depending on where you live.
Look for Hidden Costs
Your bathroom renovation project can have costs that weren’t initially included in the written estimate. Professional contractors will recommend that you have at least 15% to 20% of your budget allocated for the hidden costs, especially if they need to be addressed before proceeding with the project. For instance, mold damage should be fixed first if you want your new bathroom to last a long time.
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