How To Estimate Your Bathroom Remodel
Does the thought of remodeling your bathroom put stars in your eyes? Well, we´d hate to rain on your parade but we must say that hiring a bathroom remodeler can burn a huge hole in your pocket. In fact, according to a report published by the esteemed, Remodeling magazine, on an average, a mid-range bathroom remodel costs about $19,000. You should understand that this number is hardly set in stone; your bathroom remodeling project could end up costing a lot more. On the bright side, the cost could be well below the average too. Basically, the total cost, more or less, depends on your location, your bathroom size, the contractor or designer you hire, how significant your changes are, and whether permits are required etc.
Now, if you don´t want to overspend, you should attempt to know the costs in advance and then set a budget around your findings. Doing so can help keep you on top of things.
So, the question arises–how can you estimate your bathroom remodel then?
You, as a homeowner, have plenty of bathroom remodeling options. Basically, the total cost of your project entirely depends on style and budget. Now, you should be aware that remodeling your bathroom can add significant value to your home. Basically, if you remodel your bathroom, you will not only be able to enjoy the modern amenities, you´ll also be able to recoup a majority of your investment if you put your home on the market. However, you should also bear in mind that not all buyers or rentals are willing to pay extra for fancy add-ons such as floor heating. Hence, you might face a terrible loss if you overspend on the remodeling project. Therefore, you need to think about the purpose of the renovation beforehand. Are you planning to live in the property or are you renovating for profit? You shouldn´t shy away from asking experts for their opinions.
Now, determining your budget can be tricky, to say the least. Some of the factors that will play a pivotal role in determining the total cost will be the size of your bathroom and the fixtures you´ll require to fit in your bathroom. When talking about fixtures, you may need to replace the bathtub, cabinets, countertops, glass windows, sink, flooring, lighting fixture, shower head, toilet, and sink etc. The aforementioned fixtures will determine the overall cost of your renovation project. Of course, it is not compulsory to include all the aforementioned items in your bathroom remodel. If you want to stay close within your budget, we would advise you to purchase accessories such as sinks, toilets, cabinets, lighting options, and countertop materials at home improvement stores.
And, of course, not everything needs to be replaced. You may simply opt to install some of the fixtures and leave the rest untouched as they may be in workable condition. For instance, instead of installing new cabinets, you can refinish your old ones to make them look brand new. It will also serve you well to factor in other cost factors such as layout change, plumbing and electrical issues etc.