A bathroom is a space of function for sure, but a nice bathroom can bring a lot of value to your home and your everyday life. Here are a few things you may want to know before you get started.
Where is the best place to start with a bathroom remodel?
Planning is hands-down the best place to start your remodel. The best-made plan is going to carry you from start to finish without a lot of stress and keep you on budget. Take the time to talk to a professional contractor if you must to get some guidance before you start planning. A few things you have to look at include:
- How much money you want to spend
- Whether you have large fixtures that need to be replaced (e.g. a toilet, vanity, or tub)
- If you can keep your faucets ad accessories or if you need new
- Whether the main plumbing components will need to be moved (e.g. floor drains, toilet water lines, showerhead)
- What style you want to achieve overall
You should also consider if there are certain parts of the bathroom you have now that should be completely eradicated. For instance, maybe you want to get rid of the tub and replace it with a walk-in shower instead. Or, maybe you want to install a new vanity and get rid of a floating sink.
What is the average cost of a bathroom remodel?
The cost of a bathroom remodel can be as little as $1,500 or as high as $15,000, but most homeowners will spend somewhere around $6,500. Of course, you could get by with a "mini remodel" for just a few hundred dollars in most cases, but this would not involve making any major changes. For example, you could potentially do some painting and redecorating and maybe replace a faucet if you want to make a slight difference. However, if you're looking for a full-on remodel, you can expect that a lot more will be changed, such as the flooring and possibly the bigger fixtures.
Why do people say bathroom remodels are the easiest to do?
You will hear this a lot on home improvement blogs, and to some degree, the sentiment is true. Bathrooms can be easier to remodel than a lot of other rooms in the house because they tend to be smaller and more affordable. Plus, a bathroom doesn't really have any big furniture pieces hanging around in most homes; it has more fixtures than anything. You could easily see a well-planned bathroom remodeling project completed in just a few days when other rooms could take several weeks to complete.