If you are like most homeowners remodeling your bathroom is at the top of your to-do list. Remodeling your bathroom can add value to your home and benefit your whole family, so why wouldn’t you want to do it?
The answer is the cost.
The average bathroom remodel can be upwards of $10,000, and you need to be sure you don’t overspend. So, if you are planning on remodeling, here are some ideas for saving money.
Do It Yourself Bathroom Remodeling
The thought of remodeling your bathroom on your own may bring exhilaration. The idea of measuring wood, cutting it, knocking out walls, and the like, make you want to tackle the project right away. You’ve worked on other DIY projects and have done a great job but remodeling your bathroom can be a bit more challenging. Sure, you may have the skill to lay pavers or build a table, but there is much more involved when remodeling a bathroom.
There are a number of things that need to be considered when remodeling your bathroom, and chief among them are hidden costs.
- Materials/Tools Replacement
- Transportation/Shipping Costs
You may have already priced the cost of materials, but do you really know all the materials you will need? Following the best of checklists, you may still find yourself short on materials or need tools you don’t have. If this is a one-time project, the tools you need may cost a lot.
If you aren’t going to use the tools again, it may be best to rent them out for a day or week.
Most people don’t realize that you need the proper documentation when you remodel a room in your home. You will need permits for your bathroom remodel and getting a permit can be both time consuming and expensive. You may also need to be licensed before you can remodel your bathroom, requiring education and additional costs.
It’s doubtful you will do enough remodeling to justify the time and expense of getting a license.
Documentation can be a headache, but it is far from the worst thing related to remodeling your bathroom.
The highest cost you could incur with remodeling your bathroom is making a mistake during the process. If you are not a contractor, you probably don’t have intimate knowledge of wiring, plumbing, and which walls are support walls. If you knock down the wrong wall, it can compromise the structure of your entire house. You can be electrocuted if you don’t take safety precautions while handling live/inactive wiring; you can also cause an electrical fire when you turn the power back on if your rewiring was done improperly.
What started out being exciting can become a money pit and a nightmare.
Using a Contractor Can Save You Money and Time
Because contractors have the education, know-how, and experience, it makes sense to hire one rather than do it yourself. Not only will a contractor perform your bathroom remodel the first time correctly, but they can also do it much faster than you can. Their work is warrantied and won’t cost you anything if there is an issue with their work. A contractor will be there on time each day and clean up after themselves when they are done.
Coastal Kitchen & Bath Can Remodel Your Bathroom
Doing it on your own may seem like a great way to save money, but if something goes wrong during the remodeling process, it could end up costing you a lot more than if you trusted a reputable contractor with it.
Coastal Kitchen & Bath can help you save money without the headaches associated with DIY.
Contact us using our online contact form a schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Filling out the request form takes less than a minute and we will contact you using the phone number you provided at the time you requested. Don’t make the mistake so many other homeowners make; contact us today and see why we’re the best bathroom remodeling company on the Gulf Coast!
DIY may seem like a great way to save money, but if your remodel goes wrong, it could cost you much more than trusting a home improvement contractor with the project. Let us help you; we can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us or complete out our easy online contact form. Our staff will be in contact to discuss remodeling your bathroom. Please don’t make the mistake of remodeling your own bathroom; call us today!