If you are considering a bathroom remodel but don’t know how much it is going to cost, be very careful. Although it is often subconscious, whenever we are drawn to a beautiful bathroom that has been carefully designed to fulfill specific desires perfectly, we are drawn. Without a clear budget, bathroom remodeling can quickly cost as much as you can afford, and with no solid plan, costs can spiral out of control. When your remodeling project starts out on the right foot by laying out the goals you have for the project in a logical order, you can more easily keep within the amount you have allotted. This will keep costs down while you focus on the details.
Bathroom remodels can range from a simple straight-forward change to a completely new bathroom design. For example, if you desire to replace the tub or shower, most often the simplest and most economical choice is to replace the entire unit, at once. Although you might spend more than you have expected, changing all the components of your bathroom can save you money over time. It is a good idea to work with a contractor who does this kind of work frequently, however, if you are replacing your tub and shower by yourself, be sure to learn as much about the product as possible. Many tubs and showers come with different options such as jets, water pressures, massage features, and temperature controls. Learning which features are available and what each offers will help you decide which one is the best for your particular situation.
Another type of bathroom remodeling projects that can be quite expensive are the changes to an existing bathroom. Although you can change all the features of a bathroom to make it something else (removing the toilet and installing a new tub), it is usually more economical to remodel the room to a more contemporary style. As one of the largest changes, you will also be affecting the floor plan, and this is one area where a reputable bathroom remodeling contractor can make a big difference. If your existing bathroom is not modern in style, even making simple changes such as painting the walls and adding a new countertop or faucet can increase the room’s appeal. Many times, people choose to remodel an entire room rather than just a portion of it, because it is a much cheaper project and often less stressful.
Adding a full bath to your bathroom can be a great way to expand your home’s functionality, but may also require more money than you want to spend. Before beginning the project, make sure that you have an accurate measurement of your bathroom and the space that you have available. Although it is quite common to find full bathrooms in homes that are larger than they appear, it is still important to be accurate, or your new bathroom sink or toilet could be too large for the space. In addition, remember that adding a full bath will require you to install new flooring. For example, if you are choosing tile, you need to measure the floor space that you have available. If you are using carpet tiles, you can simply take a floor picture and measure it against the new tile.
Once you have decided what type of sink and/or toilet you would like, it is time to consider the plumbing fixtures that will be installed. Most homeowners choose to go with a contemporary look by including a pedestal sink, but if your home was built before 2021, you may still use wall-mounted plumbing fixtures. One of the most popular choices for a contemporary styled bathroom remodel is a porcelain sink and toilet combination. Porcelain is highly resistant to stains, scratches, and heat; however, depending on your home materials and color choices, your choice of porcelain may come down to personal taste. A good tip is to ask any home improvement professionals that you may work with for their opinion on porcelain vs. glass or acrylic sinks.
Bathroom Remodeling is one of the easiest projects to tackle as long as you have a decent amount of knowledge of home construction and plumbing. The most important thing to keep in mind when you are choosing a particular style of bathroom for your home is to keep resale value in mind. Modern bathrooms are very durable and don’t require the extensive maintenance that older styles of bathrooms require, but they still must be updated if you want to ensure that you are keeping your house value up.