Renovations in general can be a daunting process. When it comes to bathrooms, it’s the most remodeled room in homes nowadays. Despite their small size, renovating them can be a major inconvenience, so the stakes are higher and the costs can be expensive. There are a million decisions to make along the way, especially if you need a hire a contractor to help with your project. We’ll help you know what to consider when planning for your bathroom remodel.
Costs of a bathroom remodel
If you are considering remodeling your bathroom, you may want to start with a budget of about 10 to 15 percent of your home’s value. It is important to keep in mind that you may encounter problems while doing the renovation, so you should set aside a percentage of the total budget for repairs. While you’re renovating the bathroom, you may discover that the problem area needs more extensive repairs. This can cause additional costs beyond the actual remodel.
The contractor that you choose should be trustworthy and adhere to the budget that you have set. The cost of labor depends on the size of the crew, the experience of the contractor, and the scope of the project. Make sure to talk to your contractor about permits to avoid surprises. For example, if you’re renovating the entire bathroom, you’ll likely need to get building permits.
The cost of installing new fixtures is another factor that can affect your budget, as well as the cost of plumbing and electric work. Consider all factors when putting together a budget for your remodel.
Designing a bathroom yourself
Using products from your own home is a great way to customize your bathroom. You can also use items from your own kitchen to create a fresh look. For instance, you can use candle jars as vases. These items are beautiful and functional, and you can reuse them again as decorative items in your home.
While it can be tempting to save money by doing this renovation on your own, it may be a good idea to hire a professional designer. Not only will they know how to create a design that perfectly suits your needs, but they will also be able to handle any changes that may arise on a tight schedule. The overall design of your bathroom should be cohesive and functional.
Choose colors that are complementary to your interior design scheme. Dark colors make a bathroom look more spacious. The same goes for tiles and fixtures. You can go for more expensive materials, but keep in mind that your budget must be met.
Planning a bathroom remodel
Planning a bathroom remodel can be a fun and exciting project. However, you should plan carefully to minimize inconvenience. It takes time to complete and can also cost a lot of money. To avoid major problems, you should budget well in advance and start preparing early. Whether your remodeling project is small and involves just a few hours or a complete bathroom overhaul, it is important to plan ahead.
First, you should determine how much space you have in your bathroom. Consider vertical and horizontal dimensions. If it is a cramped space, you might need to move the bathroom or replace it altogether. The next step in planning a bathroom remodel is to decide how much money you are willing to spend. This will help you stay within your budget and avoid problems during the remodeling process.
Once you’ve decided on a budget, you can start the remodeling process. After all, the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house. Taking the time to plan will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Did you know
A study found that pervasive mold are in the walls of 73% of bathrooms and leaks were found 96% of the time. Over 87% of contractors offer no workmanship guarantees against leaks in bathroom walls of floors. With statistics like that, hiring the right company should be a top priority. Most remodelers use “green” board (drywall) with red sealant only at the seems. This inevitably leads to leaks which causes mold to develop behind the walls. Contractors also leave bathroom floors completely unsealed, leaving porous grout as the only defense against water infiltration.
Hiring a contractor
Whether you’re redecorating your bathroom or putting in a brand new shower, you’ll need an accurate estimate of the total costs. This includes materials and supplies, such as drywall, paint, flooring, tiles, countertops, toilets, and plumbing fixtures. Some estimates may include demolition of your existing bathroom, which can cost several thousand dollars.
Another consideration is the location of your new bathroom. For example, if you’re remodeling a second-story bathroom, you’ll face additional costs during installation because contractors will need to carry heavy equipment up and down stairs. Additionally, you might have to work around a load-bearing wall, which can increase labor costs. In such a situation, you may want to consider hiring a professional remodeling company, as this can help you cut down on the total cost.
Getting an estimate on the total cost of a bathroom renovation is important, especially if it’s a large renovation. You want to make sure that the contractor you hire has all necessary permits. Also, you want to ask about any insurance or other insurances they carry. Moreover, you should insist on detailed estimates and be careful of contractors offering very low prices. In many cases, these prices do not include the cost of delivery and installation.
If you’re interested in remodeling your bathroom, contact us at Detroit Construction Solutions today. We would be happy to provide a free estimate and answer any questions that might come up. We would love nothing more than to work with you in relieving the stress of your bathroom remodel needs. To learn more about your options or to get a quote from us, contact us at 586-443-6199 or fill out our contact form here.