Bathroom Remodeling and 3 Important Things to Consider
There are few things more satisfying than completing a home improvement project. Even something as seemingly insignificant as bathroom remodeling can make a big difference in how you feel about your house. Not to mention the fact that a good upgrade or two can have a positive impact on the value of your home. To embark on such a project, though, you need to be ready. That means seeing all of the angles before you get started. Here are three important things to consider before you start swinging a hammer.
The term “bathroom remodeling” means something different to everyone. An extensive renovation could easily cost somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000. Simply upgrading your cabinet hardware and putting up some new decorations could easily be kept under $100. The project you’re considering could fall anywhere in between those two figures, just as it could exceed them entirely. Before you begin planning your project, you need to determine what kind of budget you can allot to the job. If you have only $500 to spend, you’ll know you have to keep things somewhat simple. If you have an unlimited budget, the sky’s the limit.
One of the most common complaints homeowners have centers around the space they have to work with. Granted, there are aspects of bathroom remodeling that can give you the illusion of more space. There are things you can do to give you more space where you need it, and less space where perhaps you don’t. A larger shower with less floor space might be an example of this. But if you want to make a big difference in your space, you’re going to have to knock down a wall and encroach on a closet or a bedroom. Be certain that you want to (and can afford to) make that kind of drastic change before you plan your renovations around larger sizes.
Replacing the hardware on your cabinets or putting in some new fixtures can easily be done by a couple of people with no prior experience. But if you’re really planning an extensive bathroom remodeling project, you’ll need to hire contractors. Attempting to take on a project of this size on your own is almost always a terrible mistake. It will take longer, be much more frustrating, and could easily wind up costing just as much. If you don’t have the budget to afford professionals, you may want to consider canceling the job entirely.