While nothing beats a refreshing shower after a long day, an unappealing bathroom may be a real downer! A makeover is the simplest method to achieve that spa-like hotel bathroom aesthetic. Renovating your bathroom will not just provide you with the steam shower or soaking tub of your dreams. It may also raise the resale value of your property.
Many factors influence bathroom renovation prices — from materials to room size. Here are the top five factors affecting your bathroom remodel:
Smaller bathrooms require less material and hence are normally less expensive to remodel—but since they are smaller areas that require multiple cuts and trims of materials, they often cost more than you might imagine due to cut-off material waste. For example, you could wish to remove your existing shower divider in favor of an open floor layout. You may even build a couple of additional walls or half-walls to create specialized bathing, cleaning, and cosmetics spaces.
Cabinets and Countertops
Cabinets and countertops are almost always included in bathroom remodels. Most homeowners utilize bathroom counters as both a showcase case to show off décor pieces and a functional free surface to temporarily retain things like bath supplies, kits, and cosmetics. They also employ cabinets, either overhead or under the sink, known as the vanity to neatly store bathroom necessities such as spare towels, cleaning tools, cleaning chemicals, and so on. (Wentland, 2022) Depending on the requirement and budget you may choose from the widespread option of Ceramic or porcelain tile, laminate, and Formica which are often less expensive. Higher-end materials such as quartz, granite, and terrazzo are more expensive.
The correct flooring may be a wise investment, especially if it is made of water-resistant material. If you pick a new floor, the overall cost of your bathroom redesign will fluctuate based on the material you choose and the size of your bathroom. Vinyl and linoleum will be less expensive, but wood and tile will be more expensive. (NextAdvisor, 2022)
Any bathroom has a lot of plumbing and electrical, and it’s all nestled behind walls in wet regions, where unexpected corrosion or failure might occur. The intricacy of your bathroom redesign may have an impact on the location and layout of your pipes, which will affect the overall cost. If you need to relocate bathroom fixtures such as toilets, sinks, or showers, extensive plumbing work will be required to install and/or replace new pipes. Such services can be expensive, especially if they are unexpected. It’s critical to have open and honest communication with your bathroom remodeler.
Updating the toilet, sink, tub, or tub/shower enclosure may significantly improve the aesthetic of a bathroom, especially if the old fixtures were extremely archaic. There may be times when installing a new shower is a large project that raises the cost of a bathroom makeover, relocating a sink, which is frequently the least expensive portion, or moving the bathtub from its current location, etc. No matter what changes you require in your bathroom, for each change, the location of vents and drainage needs to be changed as well which means the cost may get higher.
How to Save Money on Your Bathroom Remodel Project
There are several strategies to cut costs on your bathroom makeover. Making a list of desires and needs can help you choose what you really must have and what can wait. When it comes to updating your bathroom, consider some of the money-saving options listed below:
- Only resize or change the bathroom if it is really required to fit your demands.
- The cost of replacing existing plumbing fittings, tubs, shower bases, or surrounds is increased by removing and replacing existing fixtures. Consider whether any of these items truly need to be replaced.
- Unless you have a specific need for a toilet with a lot of extra functions, go with a well-designed, uncomplicated toilet that provides high flushing performance while using minimal water.
- There is no need to change any fixtures of the bathroom just because it is outdated unless it is damaged.
With so many options, considerations, and unknown requirements, the process of bathroom remodeling may be still intimidating. Choosing J&M Construction as your contractor and visualizing the process is an excellent starting point.
J&M Construction is a Qualified Partner
Working with a highly qualified partner helps assure that your home remodeling project goes smoothly. No matter what you have in mind, choosing the right company to handle your project is key to a successful build. Schedule your project with J&M Construction & Remodeling. Our staff works hard to understand your needs and get things right the first time. Call us at (281) 359-3550 to get started.
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- Time. (2022, June 22). Average cost of a bathroom remodel | nextadvisor with Time. Time. Retrieved July 21, 2022, from https://time.com/nextadvisor/loans/home-equity/average-cost-bathroom-remodel/