Practical Information before Remodeling The Bathroom
If one of the reasons for remodelling your bathroom is because you want to resize it into a bigger space, think about your reason/s for doing so and examine if the reasons are valid, because resizing a bathroom is the most expensive aspect of a bathroom renovation since the toilet discharge and sewer pipes are expensive to move, therefore, avoid resizing at all costs.
You also have to realize that remodelling bathrooms can cost a lot, especially when you include the following: bathroom size, quality of materials, and hiring of contractor and other labor jobs, if needed, therefore, set your budget right if you want to realize your expectations on your remodelled bathroom. The following are cost-savings tips to initiate changes in your old bathroom, especially if you’re planning to remodel it from a small budget.
Knowing for a fact that some bathroom remodelling projects require complete drywall replacements due to the high content moisture in drywalls, it is best to confirm with your contractor if the bathroom drywall should be fully replaced or just partially, so you can save costs on this.
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When it comes to remodelling showers, between a pre-formed, one-piece shower stall and a tiled shower, a tiled shower is more expensive due to the costly pay of tile setters and it takes days to set the shower and tiles, while as a pre-formed, one piece shower can be installed in hours.
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Since your renovation project on your bathroom is on a budget, if your see some small stains on the tub or shower, a cost-savings alternative is to put a liner over your tub or shower so they will look new; besides, sink, tub, and shower may not necessarily be replaced, especially if they are still operable, and may be replaced on a later time.
When it comes to the bathroom electrical system, hire an independent electrician and not one who is associated with the contractor to check on the existing wires, as it will be costly to rewire the electrical system, when it is possible that it only needs replacing the non-grounded outlets with a ground-fault current interrupter outlet.
Don’t make the toilet the first thing that can be seen when the bathroom door is opened because it isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing thing to see therefore, ask your contractor for a way to cover nicely the toilet view so, it will have some kind of privacy.
Consider buying some few high-end materials and finishes for walls, floor coverings, and countertops, since a bathroom usually has a smaller space, and the investment on these materials are meant to last on a long-term basis, which are well-spent investments that can add value to your home.