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Tips For Bathroom Renovations

Written by Posted On Monday, 02 September 2019 05:19

If you are considering a bathroom renovation, it's good to have some tips on the design and construction points to maximize the result and return on investment. Out of the spaces in a home, the kitchen and bathroom offer the biggest return investment potential. Any renovation project demands a little research beforehand to avoid costly mistakes. Firstly, make sure you have accurate estimates and budgets set. Next, make sure you have a good design in mind. No renovation will be a worthy investment if it is poorly designed. When it comes to construction, you can either DIY it or hire a contractor from BRM; either way, you need to do your homework.

Estimating what a Bathroom Renovation Will Cost

When you are considering whether or not to tackle a bathroom renovation, you need to have an accurate idea of the costs. You should pick your materials and price them all out. Start with flooring and tiles and go to tubs, sinks, showers, and then lighting, faucets and fixtures. Once you know exactly what your renovation will cost you in materials, you can decide whether you want to pay the cost of labor to have it done for you, or whether you want to DIY it and save that money.

Bathroom Design

When it comes to renovating any space, if you don't have a knack for design, which many people don't, you should consider enlisting the help of a designer. Design is not just about looks; it's also about making sure a space is functional and that the space is maximized and used efficiently.

When it comes to looks, design involves making sure the space flows and doesn't feel disconnected. If faucets, tile, flooring and lighting don't go well together, you will end up with a space that looks disjointed and cold.

Bathroom Construction

When you are approaching the construction phase of a bathroom renovation project, this is where things can get complicated. If you are DIYing it and doing the construction yourself, make sure you have done your homework and know important details such as the pipe locations coming in and out of the bathroom, not to mention the electrical.

You will also need to make sure, before you start with any construction, that you have applied for and been granted any and all required building permits and that you are allowed to make the changes you are planning for.

If you are deciding to hire a contractor for the job, make sure you have read some online reviews and customer testimonials, seen examples of their work, and have seen their identification that they are a fully licensed and insured contractor. While there are numerous contractors in any area to choose from, not all are of the same quality and provide the same level of service. Reputation is a solid indicator to go by when it comes to hiring a contractor for a bathroom renovation.

Tackling a bathroom renovation is a great area of any property to put some time and money into. Not only do people spend a lot of time in their bathrooms, the bathroom also offers the greatest investment return potential, alongside the kitchen. Knowing what the price of your renovation will cost will guide you on deciding what you can do and which materials to choose. Where a lot of people drop the ball is design. When it comes to design, you either have the talent, or you don't. Know which group you belong to and consider hiring a professional designer to get the job done right. When it comes to construction, make sure any changes are up to code and adhere to your area's safety codes and regulations, then consider whether you should be tackling them yourself or hiring a contractor.

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