How to Budget a Bathroom Remodel
Remodeling your bathroom doesn’t always have to be an expensive task. Getting your dream bathroom while not breaking your bank is still a possibility, if you know what you are looking for. It’s all about how you budget and plan your upcoming remodeling project.
Although you can choose to pick a more expensive tile if you so choose, tile prices for a bathroom remodel doesn’t have to be pricey. For instance, you can limit the amount of space where you would have the tile installed, or opt for a less expensive option if you would like to tile the entire area. You could even do a mixture of expensive tiles, and a more modest priced tile to incorporate decorative accents or designs.
Bathroom fixtures are usually where most of the bathroom remodeling budget is spent. Items like sinks, toilets, tubs, or showers can be expensive to buy and install. The best way to cut down the price of a bathroom remodel is to choose a standard and less expensive alternative when choosing your bathroom remodeling fixtures. When choosing the right fixtures for your remodel, we would always recommend having a conversation with your contractor first.
Choosing a countertop can be difficult, but you’d be surprised what you can get for less. Bathrooms are generally the smallest room in the house, so you won’t have to pay for large surface countertops like you would in a kitchen remodel. That means, you might be able to splurge on a material such as granite or marble, and still stay within your bathroom remodeling budget.
Unfortunately, labor isn’t free, so you will have to set aside a piece of your budget to hire a contractor with a good reputation. If you are looking for a complete overhaul for your bathroom remodel, including plumbing and electrical, then you will have to pay more for their services. However, you can cut costs, by sticking to the original layout of your bathroom. Check out our testimonials Here.
Here’s how the National Kitchen & Bath Association breaks down the budget for a typical bathroom remodel:
Labor: 20 percent
Cabinetry and hardware: 16 percent
Fixtures: 15 percent
Faucets and plumbing: 14 percent
Countertop: 7 percent
Floor: 9 percent
Doors and windows: 4 percent
Walls and ceiling: 5 percent
Lighting and ventilation: 5 percent
Design fees: 4 percent
Other: 1 percent
Talking to your contractor about all your options is the best way to keep costs down and to stay within your budget. Visit our Selection Center today and let us walk you through the process of your bathroom remodel.Share