A bathroom renovation can be a significant investment, which is why a meticulously planned budget is a must. In this post, we share some tips on keeping the cost of your bathroom remodel manageable.
Don’t underestimate how much time is needed to plan a bathroom remodel. As a rule of thumb, the planning phase for a bath replacement should start 6 to 12 months before the start of construction. To make the planning phase easier, you can consult a professional bath remodeler who can help you come up with an itemized budget for your bath renovation.
Replace Caulk and Grout
Stained or discolored caulk and grout can make a bathroom look older. If you’re looking to freshen up your bathroom design, you might want to start by replacing the caulk and grout first.
Update Bathroom Fixtures
Installing new fixtures such as sink faucets, towel racks and drawer pulls requires minimal investment but can have a big impact on your bathroom’s appearance. Brushed nickel faucets, for instance, can give any bathroom a vintage look. Affordable chrome fixtures have also made a comeback—they used to be considered a cheap option but are now being used in high-end kitchens and bathrooms.
Frame Large Mirrors
It’s not uncommon for the paint to start flaking near the edges of bathroom mirrors over time. A smart way of concealing age-related damage in your bathroom is to install an ornamental frame over a builder-grade mirror.
Don’t Get Too Preoccupied With the Costs
It’s important to keep costs within your budget, but you shouldn’t get too preoccupied with the costs. Remember: when making an investment, you need to focus on the features that can give you value for your money. The same applies to hiring a bath remodeler—don’t just hire the contractor with the lowest bid. Always check a contractor’s qualifications before hiring them.
Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years a contractor has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
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