Remodeling a bathroom may seem like an affordable project on the surface. In actuality, it can be one of the most expensive spaces in the home to upgrade. A mid-range bathroom remodeling project can cost around $12,000 and may increase depending on the materials and bathroom size. Although bathrooms can run you a pretty penny, there are several ways to keep your project within a tight budget.
Here are 8 tips from iRemodel Home Renovations that will help you save money on your next Toronto home renovation.
Make and Follow a Plan
Before you start any work, make a detailed plan. Choose the fittings, materials and even the time frame for completion. Create a budget for that plan and stick to both. Make sure you build a little bit of wiggle room into your budget for unexpected expenses such as taking care of plumbing issues.
Don’t Change the Plumbing
One of the most costly parts of remodeling the bathroom is laying new pipes. You will end up having to tear up the walls and floors just to move the sink which can actually “sink” your budget. Instead, try to make changes that flow with the current pipework.
Avoid Custom Anything
It’s easy to get drawn into having custom work in your home, but your bathroom is the one place that doesn’t need it. There is a wide range of artful additions that you can choose that will give you a customized look without the price tag.
There is nothing wrong with trying to find the best prices for the most high-priced items that will go into your bathroom. Clip coupons, get rebates and shop around for sales to save extra money on your bathroom project.
If there is a specific item, you are dead set on having, make sure that you are flexible on the rest of your items. This will help you save money over the course of your project, especially when it comes to material substitutions.
Skip the Tile
Tile is an extraordinary way to make your bathroom look its best, but there is no reason to cover your entire bathroom in tile. Opt for partial tiles or choose more affordable tile options to help stay within your budget.
Leave the Structure Alone
Breaking down a wall is inevitably going to cost more than simply upgrading the existing space. Don’t break down load-bearing walls; instead if you must remove a wall, opt for a non-load bearing one.
Check the Drywall
Bathrooms soak up a lot of moisture, and during most bathroom renovations all of the drywall is replaced. Ask your contractor to check each section and only replace what’s needed to help reduce costs.
Is it time to hire iRemodel Home Renovations for the job?
Now that you have a firm handle on how to stick to your budget during your bathroom remodel, it’s time to give us a call. Our skilled bathroom remodeling experts are here to offer you the support you need to get the bathroom of your dreams. Give us a call at (416) 825-2542 to get a no obligation quote for your project today!