Bathroom remodeling may not be as big as a whole-home remodel, yet it can require more intricate planning. In today’s post, bathroom remodeling and replacement window contractor VillWell Builders, LLC share the things you should consider when planning your bathroom remodel.
One of the main reasons why you should plan your bathroom remodeling carefully is you want to make sure your project stays within budget. This means you have to keep the following in mind:
Cover All the Essentials First — Make sure your remodeling budget will cover essentials like plumbing, tile, and fixtures before everything else. At the end of the day, a plain-looking but fully-functioning bathroom is preferable than a beautiful but nonfunctioning one.
Emergency Budget — Sometimes a remodeler may find structural issues during renovation, which will require repairs before the project can continue. Like in most types of building renovation work, unplanned repairs are not included in the estimate. Incorporate an emergency budget worth 10% to 20% of the contract price into your bathroom remodeling budget.
Payment Options — While cash remains the best way to pay for remodeling projects, it is but one of many ways to do so. If cash isn’t an option, consider a home equity loan, refinancing and other payment options. Your contractor may even offer additional their own financing solutions. For example, we at VillWell Builders, LLC offer financing options from GreenSky.
Design isn’t just about aesthetics. Take flooring, for example. It needs to be both aesthetically appealing, it should be durable, and—since bathrooms are wet rooms—it has to be slip-resistant. A cabinet material should be able to withstand constant exposure to moisture, should provide ample storage, and should look great with the rest of the bathroom. A good designer can help you find a good design that balances these aspects.
Plumbing is more than just installing pipes where fixtures will be connected to. Factors such as shower and tub drain size, fixture placement and floor slope direction are all considered. Insulation for pipes installed along the exterior wall is also important. Lastly, utilizing the original plumbing’s placement can help you save on remodeling costs, as installing new pipes wouldn’t be needed.
VillWell Builders, LLC is your leading provider of bathroom remodeling and window replacement services. Give us a call at (203) 651-5212. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.