If you want a great way to improve the value of your home while making it feel fresh and beautiful, a bathroom remodel may be the choice for you. Over time, bathrooms become old, stale, and worn out thanks to continual exposure to moist air and repeated usage. A remodel can inject new life into both this heavily-used room and your entire home.
Thinking about remodeling your bathroom? Don’t rush out and sign a contract with the first offer you receive. Careful planning and selection of your new features is a process that should require substantial research. The first step is to determine whether or not you can afford this service. Many people don’t realize how much a bathroom remodel costs. According to Home Advisor, the average bathroom remodel in the United States costs nearly $9,400. However, this number can fluctuate wildly depending on where you live and what materials you choose. As a result, the actual range that most homeowners fall into varies between just over $5,500 and $13,200.
Let’s break this total cost down in more detail and find some ways you can save money.
There are three major plumbing fixtures in almost every bathroom: the bathtub/shower, sink, and toilet. The most expensive remodels will install each of these features, while those that are looking to save money might cut down costs by choosing to install a shower instead of a shower/tub combo. Adding two water fixtures to a room adds a much larger expense than just adding one. However, installing just a shower doesn’t necessarily save you money—some shower designs can be elaborate and beautiful as well as functional, and can cost nearly as much as a bathtub equivalent.
Likewise, there are many different options for faucets and sinks with different designs and features. Depending on what it is you’re looking for, your cost can fluctuate pretty heavily.
Bathrooms need cabinets to store everything from hygiene supplies to spare toilet paper to cleaning solutions. However, cabinets don’t need to be obtrusive, and there are many different styles and features that you can choose from. This will greatly depend on the amount of cabinets you have in your bathroom as well as the material you choose for them.
Your bathroom floor takes an abundance of abuse over its lifetime. Being near water means it frequently gets wet for a number of reasons, and it often is cleaned using harsh, germ-killing chemicals due to the nature of bathrooms. Odds are you’ll probably want to choose a moisture-resistant and easy-to-clean material, such as a natural tile or laminate surface, but your options (and costs) will vary. Some surfaces even allow homeowners to install a floor heater, which makes stepping out of the shower or tub and onto a cold floor a thing of the past.
Depending on the size and sink layout of your bathroom, you may not need very much counter space, or you might need a pretty substantial amount. Do you have a vanity? What about multiple counters? Each of these could greatly impact the cost of your countertops, as will the material you choose to use for them. Laminate is generally cheaper, while granite or another naturally-occurring material will be more expensive.
Nobody likes to use the bathroom in the dark, particularly at night. In short, people need to see where they’re going—in more than one sense. Your bathroom probably already has a light fixture installed in it, but your remodel may turn it into an outdated eyesore. You’ll probably want to replace it with a new matching one while doing your remodel as well.
If you’re looking to remodel your bathroom, you may wish to have your plumbing replaced to prevent future problems. For over 35 years, the Van Nuys plumbers at Twin Home Experts have provided exceptional workmanship and quality products to homeowners around the San Fernando Valley. Since 1982, we have strived to provide you with outstanding customer service to give you the confidence that the job was done right. Our professionals offer our services 24 hours a day because we know that issues don’t always wait to happen during business hours.Call Twin Home Experts at (818) 927-6309 to request a quote for your plumbing service needs!
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