When you begin planning for a bathroom remodel the best place to start is with the budget. The budget will be the foundation for the entire bathroom remodeling project and will determine what types of materials will be used. You really need to determine what you can afford to spend before you start working on the other details.
Layout and Design
The layout and design of the bathroom will have a large impact on your budget. If you are planning on keeping the original layout then you will save quite a bit of money on rerouting bathroom plumbing and construction costs. If you decide that you want a new layout or design for your bathroom remodel then you will have to ensure that you have set aside enough of your budget to cover the cost of the bathroom plumbing alterations.
Going green is not just good for the environment; it is good for your wallet as well. There are several products and materials that you can use with your bathroom remodeling job that are not only eco friendly but offer a savings in energy and water bills as well. You may also find that you can use the “green” materials as a tax write off in many instances for an even greater motive.
Refreshing the Look
If you want to save money when you are remodeling that bathroom, think about refinishing or refreshing existing items. You can refinish your sink, bathtub and even tile for less than the cost of replacement. You will also enjoy the advantage of not having to deal with an unusable bathroom that is tore up for weeks.
You can even spruce up the look of the bathroom by replacing smaller items such as drawer handles, faucets, shower heads and lighting. A fresh coat of paint or some new wallpaper can create a new and fresh look and even adding a tile backsplash behind the sink can turn an ordinary bathroom into something extraordinary.
Do It Yourself Facts
Many home owners think they can do much or the entire bathroom remodeling on their own without the help of a professional contractor to save money. The fact is that if your do it yourself skills are not up to par then you may end up spending more in the long run with mistakes and other misjudgments. So, before you take on the job alone, contact the professionals and get a quote.
About Preferred Plumbing & Drain
Preferred Plumbing & Drain has been providing plumbing services to the Sacramento and surrounding areas since 2004. Preferred Plumbing & Drain is a Licensed Contractor (Contractors License #856944) and a PHCC member.
With Preferred Plumbing & Drain, the estimate is always free and there is no extra charge for nights, weekends, or holidays. There are no trip or travel charges. And you approve the estimate before any work is started.