Research Before You Buy: Knowledge is Key For Bathroom Remodeling Costs
To accurately estimate the cost of your next bathroom remodeling project, it’s important to consider the size of the project. For example, is the project a complete renovation, or only a partial upgrade? Simpler jobs like painting, installing new lighting fixtures, or building new cabinets are generally less time-intensive (and less costly) than demolishing existing fixtures, replacing plumbing and laying new tile or flooring.
For those of you inclined to tackle most home repairs yourself, it’s in your best interest to accurately and honestly estimate how long your project may take. Do you have the skills and tools required to renovate your bathroom in a weekend or two, or will the bathroom be out of service for an extended period of time?
If the scope of your bathroom remodeling goals are large enough to justify a professional contractor, you can save yourself a lot of stress and money by finding a trusted company to work with. Ask for references and contact previous customers to determine if a home improvement company can actually deliver the work that they promise. It’s ok to shop around and compare rates; you want to do business with an honest and professional company. If you already know the types of materials or brands that you want to use, don’t be afraid to tell your contractor exactly what you want. It’s also smart to have an idea of what those materials cost, so you can tell if the estimate you receive is accurate.
A newly renovated bathroom can look great, and can improve the property value of your home, but it’s often a large project. Approaching the job with some background knowledge can help you find a home improvement contractor that you can trust, and can help you get the best price available.