While the kitchen remains the most popular home renovation project—typically because the it is the most lucrative—the bathroom requires the most work per square foot. You may spend more money on your kitchen—and you rightfully should—but the expense of Renovco Bathroom Renovations will rank a very close second, despite it being significantly smaller in size.
Still, renovating the bathroom is a smart investment, even if you aren’t planning to sell your home in the near future. The bathroom is an intimate space and as such many people find it a wise move to make it more inviting and pleasant. This can include actions like replacing the shower or opting for a combination shower and tub; or switching from a cabinet sink to a pedestal sink.
WEIGHING YOUR DESIGN OPTIONS
There are two things you have to consider with Renovco Bathroom Renovations: Aesthetic vs Function. You are going to spend the money either way but you want to make sure that you are not sacrificing function for the sole purpose of aesthetic. For example, a pedestal sink and clawfoot tub is elegant and timeless, but if the room is small they might not be the most effective use of space (which means you might end up spending more money on something else). Be sure that you are not only looking at how much an item costs, but also how it effects the use of the room; this could dramatically save you both time and money.
WEIGHING YOUR LABOR OPTIONS
In addition to design options you also want to look at things that will effect your labor costs. For example, installing a new shower fixture is easy—you can probably do it yourself—but relocating a bathtub is not. Moving a bathtub can involve rerouting the plumbing and usually involves calling in a specialist. Make sure that your Renovco Bathroom Renovations budget can also handle additional labor costs on top of the retail price of your new fixtures.
HEAD TO TOE RENOVATION
Don’t forget to consider the price of new tiling. Many people planning Renovco Bathroom Renovations forget to consider how much it will cost to retile the bathroom. In some cases you may not need to replace the tile, but if you are installing new fixtures the tile might look outdated. Again, a pedestal sink is a great example as switching away from a sink cabinet will expose more floor area; which means you may either need to add tile to where there was none before or you will discover a new need to retile the entire floor.