Bathrooms today are more than just a functional space serving some certain basic needs. They are the place where we often for self-pampering or a spa-like experience. If are planning bathroom remodeling, you must have pondered over the cost and design choices. Though it is hard to cut the cost and researching the options for a certain budget, there are ways you can significantly cut the cost without no comprise with anything be it the appearance, quality, etc.
Figure out a lump sum cost, and set a budget
Before anything else, like meeting with contractors, designers, and even retailers for your bathroom remodel, it is wise to do some research to have a general idea of how much your bathroom remodel will cost.
Generally, a small bathroom remodel project which include a new toilet, sink, bathtub, tiling, cupboards, and countertop costs somewhere between $8,000 and $10,000 in materials.
To figure out your budget, it can be helpful to learn a few bathroom remodel averages, which you can customize as your requirements –bathroom size, intensity of remodel, and geographical location.
Look at design options and how much they cost
Like any interior renovation project, bathroom remodeling costs will increase significantly if major design changes are made. Get to know the fixtures that you may need to change. They can include toilet, sink, and tub/shower. Their removal and relocation also require extensive effort, even down past the subfloor at times.
Find the materials for longevity and functionality
Bathroom remodeling materials will require a little background research because they are factors that affect the cost. As bathroom remodeling takes a good amount of money, longevity along with functionality should be a factor when choosing materials for remodeling. For example, if you are looking for tiles your floor, make sure it’s durable enough for flooring. It is advisable not to go for wood floors in full bath where water can soak the floor. Tiles with a coefficient of friction (COF) rating of 0.60 or higher are an idea for bathroom floor.
Choose your fixtures strategically
After bathroom remodeling contractor and materials, a major part of the cost is spent on fixtures. Planning the use of fixtures for your bathroom strategically will help you can reduce the cost to a significant extent. Get to know which aspects of the bathroom you can leave as-is and which you need to clean or otherwise improve. And also which fixtures should be completely replaced. Understanding these choices and making the right decision will help you decrease your cost significantly.
Find a good bathroom remodeling contractor
Look for a bathroom remodeling contractor with prior experience of doing the kind of remodeling you are exactly looking for. This is because a remodeler with the right experience will not complete the project as desired within the time frame but also they will reduce the waste of materials.