We all have moments when we find ourselves looking around our house while saying, “I really think it’s time to do a bit of remodeling.”
If lately, when you’ve walked into one of your bathrooms, that is the thought that repeats in your head, before you run out to your local home improvement store, we wanted to provide you with a list of five things to seriously consider before remodeling your bathroom.
Think about your reasons for remodeling it in the first place
Something that a lot of us don’t think about is the fact that even the most beautiful homes can sometimes become a bit boring. That’s because every day, you return to the same rooms in the same house. Our point is this: Before putting a lot of time and money into “upgrading” your bathroom, make sure that it’s because you really want to change it and not simply because you’re going through a temporary mood that just might pass.
Think about how extensively you want to change it
Painting the walls or switching up the dÃ©cor is one thing. Adding some new tile floors or purchasing another toilet is something else. Although many real estate agents will vouch for the fact that remodeling a bathroom can increase your house’s value, certain projects may require a contractor or plumber’s assistance and that means you’ll need to spend significantly more money than the work that you would do on your own. This brings us to the next point.
Think about how much money you have to spend
Once you are clear on what you want to do in your bathroom, it’s now time to start doing a bit of budgeting. Thanks to the internet, you can get a pretty good estimate on how much any home remodeling project would cost. So, say that you want to put in a new shower. You can go to your favorite search engine and put “how much to install a new shower” in the search field and you will get a list of prices to give you an idea of how much it will cost. That way, you can figure out what you can afford before heading out to make your purchases.
Think about if you want to do some “green upgrading”
While you’re in the midst of remodeling, you might want to consider putting in some eco-friendly items such as a low-flow showerhead and low-flush toilet because they can do wonders when it comes to reducing your monthly water bill. The main thing to keep in mind is that you should be realistic about what you can do yourself and what you may need a plumbing company like Filan and Conner Plumbing (or one closer to your home) to assist you with. Sometimes doing a difficult job yourself can cause you to make some mistakes that will cost you more money than if you had simply hired a professional to begin with.
Think about how long it will take
When you’re in the midst of writing down all of the improvements that you want to make, you might get so excited that you don’t think about the fact that it could take several days (if not a couple of weeks) to complete certain projects. So, as you are estimating the final price of remodeling your bathroom, don’t forget to jot down how much time it will take as well. That way, you will not find yourself frustrated when it comes to your money or the patience that is required until your bathroom is completed.