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How Much Does It Cost To Remodel A Bathroom

Do you need to revamp the look of your bathroom? Then, you must give attention to the cost of doing this project. Keep in mind that remodeling a bathroom is not a cheap venture. So to give you an idea on how much it will cost you, this article will cover estimates on the cost of a bathroom remodel as well as some tips to guide you before starting this kind of project.

Typical Cost Of A Bathroom Remodel

The typical cost of a bathroom remodeling project is anywhere from $8,000 to $20,000.

This price includes labor from designing to installation, permits, and fixtures such as tiles, toilet, shower, and the like.

Factors That Affect The Price Of Remodeling A Bathroom

Bathroom size. The size of the bathroom subject for remodeling can determine the overall cost of the makeover. Of course, smaller bathrooms are cheaper to remodel most of the time.

Type of makeover. The kind of makeover you wish to give your bathroom can greatly affect the cost of the remodeling project. A simple makeover can only cost $10,000 or lower while extravagant makeovers can cost up to $30,000 or even higher. Extravagant makeovers may mean expensive and unique fixtures for the bathroom and a lot of details such as counter with sink, cabinets, tub, and the like.

Materials. Your choice of materials can also affect the cost of the project. The less expensive the materials and fixtures you choose for the remodel, the less expensive the project will be. A complete line of average-grade materials to remodel a small bathroom can already cost around $5,000. This price can easily be doubled or tripled depending on the choice of materials.

Contractor. Your choice of bathroom remodeling contractor has a huge impact when it comes to the price of the project. Experienced and credible contractors price higher depending on the geographical location and the local competition. DIY projects, on the other hand, can make the cost lower as you only need to pay for the cost of materials for the remodel.

Additional Costs

Accessories for the new bathroom can be an extra cost. Accessories may include candles, pictures, towel, towel racks, and the like.

Hiring an interior designer for a professional touch after the bathroom makeover can mean $50 to $200 per hour.

Hiring an electrician to install new lights and fans and replacing the switch box is an added cost as well. The same is true for hiring a plumber to adjust the water lines and to install the toilet. This is usually included if you hire a contractor but this is an added cost when you are planning to do a DIY bathroom remodel.

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Tips Before You Decide To Remodel A Bathroom

Check out bathroom pictures from magazines or the Internet. You can get inspiration from them when deciding on the details of the bathroom makeover.

A DIY job is basically a lot cheaper as compared to hiring a contractor. However, the price must be set aside when deciding whether to hire a contractor or not. Only go with DIY remodeling if you are a hundred percent sure you can do the job correctly and you have enough time to complete it. A bathroom remodeling project may require a lot more time and skills than what you have originally thought of.

When looking for contractors, always make sure to find one that is certified in your locality as well as experienced, skilled, and reputable. Also, get price estimates from two or more contractors and pick the one who can offer you good quality services at a very good deal.

Before signing any contract, make sure you have understood all the inclusions in the service. You don’t  want to sign up on a deal that you see is cheaper but actually is not because the inclusions in the package are not as complete as you have thought.

When hiring a contractor, make sure you discuss the time frame of the job.  Good contractors will work fast on the makeover depending on the details of the remodel and the size of your bathroom.

If you want to save money, it may be best to supply the contractor with materials and fixtures.  Most homeowners save money on shopping for their own fixtures. When contractors purchase these things for you, their commissions is usually passed on to you.