Budgeting for a remodeling project can be a tricky prospect. It is usually difficult to foresee all of the unknown details that you’re likely to encounter along the way. Planning for a residential bathroom remodeling project can be among the most difficult of all house projects because of the various specialized elements involved. It’s easy to run up the costs while remodeling a bathroom. Before you start remodeling, there are some important matters to pay careful attention to.
An average remodel job in a bathroom will include a number of different materials. New vanity, shower/tub, floor, walls, plumbing fixtures and toilet are just a few of the necessary bathroom remodeling materials. A more extensive bathroom remodel may include wall relocation, high end electrical and plumbing fixtures with countertops upgrades. With deep pockets, you can afford these high end upgrades.
General & Sub Contractor or DIY
Bathroom remodeling costs can vary. Do you plan to hire a general contractor? Will you hire subcontractors? Are you planning to do the work yourself? Answers to these questions, will have a direct effect on your bathroom remodeling costs.
If you have extensive construction experience and feel comfortable doing plumbing and electrical work, then the obvious route to take is DIY.
If you can do some of the work, but not all of it, then it may be smart to personally act as the general contractor. By doing this, you have control of the project and will be responsible for hiring plumbers, electricians, etc. By doing it this way, you will also be responsible for filing permits, dealing with inspections, and personally ensuring the work is done properly every step of the way.
If you want to be completely hands-off, then hiring a general contractor is the way to go. He will be responsible for everything from start to finish. The general contractor method is the most expensive path. You’ll be paying for the labor costs for everything along the way.
Hiring a general contractor can have two significant benefits. The first being the contractor’s accounts at supply houses. If they are willing to pass their savings on to you, you’ll benefit. The other is their expertise and willingness to accept responsibility for the job. If you hire a skilled and reputable general contractor, you can have peace of mind. The general contractor can complete your bathroom remodeling project in a prompt, precise and professional manner.
Choosing fixtures can be demanding. With the many different options and price points, it is easy to exceed the budget. When shopping for fixtures, establish a budget. Make sure to abide by the budget. You need to adhere to your bathroom remodeling budget. Adherence to your budget will allow you to complete your project on budget.
As for fixtures, with a fixed budget, you can make for trade offs. Be sure to prioritize the fixtures of importance. If you spend more on the fixture of importance, you spend less on other fixtures. When it comes to fixtures, you want to look at the long term costs and savings. These costs and savings, can factor into your budget. Long term savings, should be reviewed for the best fixture purchase decision.
Tile and Countertops
Another important consideration is tile and countertops. Both materials play an important role in your remodeling decision. These materials offer durability and style with your bathroom project. Selection of classic colors, shapes and style, can add elegance to your new bathroom.
As for savings, you can install a shower stall. While this may save some money, it can cheapen the look of your newly remodeled bathroom.
Make sure you dedicate a specified budget for your tile and countertop materials. Again, come up with a budget and stick to it.
Bathroom layout is important. A simpler layout is less expensive to complete. A simple layout will allow you to remodel and improve your bathroom on budget. Often times if you mirror the existing layout you can realize tremendous results.
When you choose to move walls, plumbing, electrical, you expect a tremendous increase in your remodeling costs. What may seem simple as a new double sink and or toilet relocation, can add huge expenses to the bath remodel project. This remodeling work, coupled with increased bathroom space, can add be very costly.
Contact Dirt Connections Today for Solutions to Your Bathroom Remodeling Questions
Budgeting and executing a remodeling plan involves a lot of work and attention to detail that you may not be familiar with or capable of doing on your own. Dirt Connection’s experienced contractors will help you save time and money in the process of building or remodeling a charming bathroom. Whether you need a remodeling, relocating, or refreshing your project – Dirt Connections is here to answer questions and generate working solutions. Call us today or contact us online for a free estimate – don’t wait any longer to get a foothold on your important projects.