Bathroom Remodeling Tips
If you have been considering updating or improving your bathroom layout, you are not alone. Bathrooms are projected to be the most common remodeling project to occur in 2017. What are some steps you can take to ensure a successful remodel?
You should be able to thoroughly explain to your contractor exactly what you are looking for in your remodel. Having tangible, explainable goals will help you and your contractor forge a better relationship, so that the project can be completed to your satisfaction. Identify the problem areas in your bathroom – the areas that you would truly like changed. Know what is required to change and what is not will help your contractor plan around your needs.
Planning for a bathroom remodel is exciting, but there are many factors to consider when dealing with tearing out walls and repositioning piping and electrical wiring. Take time during the planning stages to thoroughly design your remodel, so that you may see a smooth, successful completion of your remodel come to fruition!
The average bathroom remodel was around $18,000 in 2016. You can work with your contractor in the design stages to come up with a remodel that fits your budget while giving you the most bang for your buck. When budgeting, be sure to consider both labor and material costs, and leave yourself a “buffer.” Factor in an extra ten percent for unexpected costs, whether it’s a design change during the remodel or a discovered problem that needs to be fixed.
Bathrooms often require structural work, including plumbing. Functionality and safety should also come before style when planning. While your bathroom is being remodeled and pipes are exposed, you should also consider upgrading your pipes. This can prevent inconveniences down the road, where you will end up spending more money in an emergency situation.
Don’t Wait – Start Today!
If you are strongly considering a bathroom remodel, download our Planning Guide, which will explain the four essential planning phases for your project. Learn more about Defining Your Parameters, Taking Inventory, Drawing Your Floor Plan, and Sketching Your Idea.