Saving Money on Bathroom Renovation
Renovating the bathroom can prove costly, even if the floor area is relatively small, because of the high expenses of the following: hiring a plumber, materials, such as bathroom fixtures, and tiles; however, you can recoup your investment once your sell your house as a bathroom provides added value to a home, especially if it is remodeled. Even if your budget is small to remodel your bathroom, you can still be creative to initiate changes in your bathroom, so the following are cost-savings tips on bathroom renovation under a budget.
Resizing a bathroom is the most expensive aspect of a bathroom renovation since the toilet discharge and sewer pipes are expensive to move, therefore, if one of the reasons for remodeling your bathroom is because you want to resize it into a bigger space, avoid resizing at all costs.
If you plan not to move the toilet discharge and sewer pipes but still want to remodel your bathroom into a spacious one, remove existing non load-bearing walls, walls that do not bear weight on the house foundation, and no permits are required for this.
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Due to the high content moisture in drywall, it seems to be expected that complete drywall replacements may take place, but this is not necessarily so, therefore, it is best to consult and confirm with your contractor if the bathroom drywall should be fully replaced or just partially, so you can save costs on this.
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Sink, tub, and shower may not necessarily be replaced, especially if they are still operable, and may be replaced on a later time, and a cost-savings alternative is to put a liner over your tub or shower so they will look new.
Between a preformed, one-piece shower stall and a tiled shower, a tiled shower is more expensive due to the costly pay of tile setters and it takes days to set the shower and tiles, while as a preformed, one piece shower can be installed in hours.
Toilets should not have to be expensive to do the job right as toilet installations can be routinely done by homeowners themselves, therefore, your should see to it that your contractor does not charge you too high on labor cost for toilet installation.
When it comes to the bathroom electrical system, it will be costly to rewire the electrical system, therefore, hire an independent electrician and not one who is associated with the contractor to check on the existing wires, since it is possible that he may just simply recommend to replace the non-grounded outlets with a ground-fault current interrupter outlet.