There are numerous benefits of remodeling your bathroom. It offers a chance to improve organization, utilize the space better, and repair any water damages or other issues. A remodeled bathroom also helps to increase the resale value of your home.
Find out what a typical bathroom remodel costs with the help of Atherton Painting & Renovations
Whether you are planning on renovating your bathroom all at once or in stages the cost can vary widely. Many factors such as, bathroom size, severity of the remodel, materials used, water damage repair, mold removal, plumbing adjustments and more will factor into the final cost of your bathroom remodel. As a rough figure, an average bathroom is about 40 square foot and costs around $9,000-$10,000 for a complete remodel. For Atherton Painting & Renovations, this renovation cost includes a significant amount of demolition, plumbing and electrical upgrades, drywall repair, new shower or tub install, laying down new flooring, installing a new vanity, painting, and more. One thing to keep in mind is that the materials you choose will have a big impact on the overall cost. A tiled shower will be more expensive than an acrylic shower, a marble counter top will generally cost more than a granite one, and so on.
Remodel your bathroom all at once or in stages?
This is also an answer that will vary depending upon what you have in mind for your bathroom renovation. If you are looking to make big changes, such as tiling the floor or replacing the shower or tub, it is best to do so all at once. You may save on labor charges by doing so. Smaller upgrades such as updating lighting and faucets are easy to do down the road. If you are hiring a professional to get the job done, be sure to be up front about all the work you would like done, and whether or not you want to spread the work out. This will make it easier for the contractor to plan out the best course of action for the project. In a bathroom renovation you wouldn’t want to replace the floor only to have to tear some of it up to install a new tub at a later date.
Plan for the unexpected.
What can go wrong, will go wrong. It is a good idea to leave some room in the budget for unforeseen issues that can arise with any renovation project. Things like unexpected water damage on the subfloor or unforeseen necessary plumbing adjustments can run from $300-$600 in additional costs for the average bathroom remodel. On the flip side, having a little cushion in your budget can open the door for some fun additional upgrades if the renovation goes smoothly.
A quality bathroom redesign will save more money in the long run.
When budgeting for your bathroom remodel, make sure you are considering quality and not just cost. Bathrooms receive a high amount of traffic, and need to be able to stand up to the wear and tear. Cutting corners on quality can lead to some pretty costly repairs down the road. For example if you purchase a cheap toilet, you will not only be annoyed when it starts leaking shortly after install, but it can also cause damage to the new floor you just put in. If you are working with a tight budget, talk to your contractor about it. They will know where it makes sense to save money and where quality is more important and give you some unique ideas for getting the most out of a limited budget.
Ready to get started on your bathroom renovation? Atherton Painting & Renovation has over 15 years in the professional bathroom design industry. We help our clients get the most out of their budget to turn their out of date bathroom into an oasis they can truly enjoy.
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