Last modified: 2020-02-21 | Approximate reading time 4 mins
A bathroom remodelling project can help give new life while also making it a more appealing place to spend time. Unfortunately, the average cost of a fully-fledged bathroom renovation can climb as high as $13000, which can be considerably outside of many people’s budgets. However, thanks to some clever and careful planning, you can have a bathroom that feels like new without incurring sizeable expenses.
Normally, with any bathroom renovation that’s being undertaken, you would begin by setting aside your budget. Generally speaking, preparing a budget for your renovation will allow you to choose your materials very precisely. This way, you will have an idea of which fixtures you’ll want to install and if you can spend more on an individual fixture. With bathroom fixtures like sinks, toilets and lighting, you can do these after you’ve taken care of the major aspects.
As a general rule of thumb, the smaller the bathroom is, the less it will cost to renovate. This is a result of less square footage and the fact that fewer materials will be needed to spruce up the space. Furthermore, the greatest cost will stem from using a professional’s services for installation which is why it is always recommended to get various quotes.
A great idea before starting anything is to research the kind of look you want your bathroom to have, whether it’s a modern or traditional feel. Remember above all that while doing the work yourself will save you lots of money, it will take some elbow grease.
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Here is a brief list of things that will easily increase the cost of your renovation so you can avoid them completely.
You may want to consider some out-of-the-box ideas, like using tile on the walls as a focal point behind the sink or tub. This is a great option as you have an almost endless selection of colours and materials. Making use of small accessories from around the house can add a nice touch; try taking a vase from the dining room, a nice dish to hold potpourri or even just some new liquid soap dispensers.
Even things like opting for a new shower curtain made of fabric rather than plastic, or a very stylish bamboo bathmat, can add to an elegant atmosphere. These finishing details won’t cost you very much at all and are all noticeable, adding a nice touch that guests will appreciate.
Always remember that large-scale jobs on plumbing or wiring require certain skills and by hiring a licensed professional contractor, you will have the peace of mind that the work is being done correctly and by an expert.
To see examples of bathroom renovation projects completed by RenoQuotes.com contractors, check out "10 examples of beautiful bathroom renovation projects".
We also suggest that you check out our checklist for bathroom renovation projects, as this article contains a ton of information and comes with a document you can use to organize your project.
Author: David Ben-Zaken
Looking for an idea of how much bathroom renovation projects can cost? Here is a video we prepared that presents different prices associated with this type of transformation :
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