Budget Bathroom Remodel

Budget Bathroom Remodel

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Budget Bathroom Remodel

Small bathrooms are often less expensive to remodel than larger bathrooms because they have less square footage. This means fewer materials involved to make them look brand new, and their cost will be on the low range of the chart above since you need less of them or their smaller sizes to fit in the bathroom. The cost of labor will also be lower because the time spent to remodel a small bathroom won’t be as long as a large bathroom, unless the professionals run into snags with the electricity or plumbing. However, there is still a lot of heavy lifting, planning and general time involved in the process. Here are some cost factors you might deal with in the midst of a small bathroom remodel:
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Budget Bathroom Remodel

A bathroom remodel involves various areas of expertise: construction, plumbing, electrical and lighting. Talk to your bathroom remodel contractor at the start of the project about how they deal with mistakes, damage and repairs that may arise. Make sure the work will be backed up by an expressed warranty or guarantee. You want to get the value of a new bathroom for the amount of money you are paying the remodeling contractor. What you don’t want is the additional cost of repairs and maintenance for mistakes made in the initial remodel.
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Budget Bathroom Remodel

Determining your budget could be tricky when planning your renovation. A large factor in determining cost will be the size of your bathroom, ranging from small to medium or master bathroom size. The fixtures you will need to fit in your bathroom will range in price depending on their size. The list of fixtures involved in remodeling a bathroom can include elements like faucets and fixtures, floor plan changes (like converting a half bath to full bath), new showers or baths, new flooring, countertops, cabinets and lighting. This long list of comes with a lot of different prices and options to compare before choosing what to buy for your bath remodel.
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Budget Bathroom Remodel

Remember: you don’t have to include all of these items in your bathroom remodel, unless you’re building a whole new bathroom from scratch. You always have the option to add some pieces–sink, toilet and lighting fixtures–after you’ve done the bigger projects to spread out costs. Also consider that some of these projects–bathtub installation/remodel, shower installation or cabinet installation–have smaller, cheaper alternatives. For example, you can refinish cabinets to make them look brand new and flow with the new bathroom for less money. There is also the option of replacing faucets and other plumbing fixtures, which costs less than replacing bathtubs and showers.
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Budget Bathroom Remodel

michelle charleville More than 1 year ago My master bathroom had only a toilet and a sink plus it had carpet. I wanted it to be a full bathroom so there would be two full bathrooms in my house. The entire cost, which included all of the materials, re-plumbing everything because we were adding a shower unit so more plumbing, the permits needed to do the work, electrical and permits, flooring, drywall, painting, new light fixtures, fan, vent cover for the HVAC, and the general contractor was $8,300. Of course this also included new flooring in my kitchen and laundry room. I thought that was pretty reasonable considering I have a whole new bathroom. Wanda Messer More than 1 year ago What state are you in Diane Powell More than 1 year ago Well sis, since you got the whole thing done for 8,300, which included new flooring in your kitchen and laundry room, and my husband has already shelled out over 7,000 on my master bathroom remodel, that he and my nephew are doing, and he’s still not finished after a month and a half, you got a dang good deal! I need a contractor and a divorce attorney, asap! olivia timmons More than 1 year ago what state is this ? Who is the contractor and what’s his phone number.
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Budget Bathroom Remodel

My master bathroom had only a toilet and a sink plus it had carpet. I wanted it to be a full bathroom so there would be two full bathrooms in my house. The entire cost, which included all of the materials, re-plumbing everything because we were adding a shower unit so more plumbing, the permits needed to do the work, electrical and permits, flooring, drywall, painting, new light fixtures, fan, vent cover for the HVAC, and the general contractor was $8,300. Of course this also included new flooring in my kitchen and laundry room. I thought that was pretty reasonable considering I have a whole new bathroom. Wanda Messer More than 1 year ago What state are you in Diane Powell More than 1 year ago Well sis, since you got the whole thing done for 8,300, which included new flooring in your kitchen and laundry room, and my husband has already shelled out over 7,000 on my master bathroom remodel, that he and my nephew are doing, and he’s still not finished after a month and a half, you got a dang good deal! I need a contractor and a divorce attorney, asap! olivia timmons More than 1 year ago what state is this ? Who is the contractor and what’s his phone number.
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Budget Bathroom Remodel

Find more information below on the costs of common accessories included in a bathroom remodel, along with design ideas and considerations concerning hiring a remodeling bathroom contractor. You want to get the best bathroom possible for your dime, so make sure you are armed with plenty of knowledge before you start calling.
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Bathroom remodeling on a budget. I planned, and Pinterest-ed, and consumed every blog I could find. Here are my top tips for saving money on your bathroom remodel:
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Approach your contractor with many examples of your remodel ideas, including pictures from home decor magazines, links to bathroom design ideas on the web and paint chips from the hardware store. The more information a contractor has ahead of time, the more your bath remodel ideas will turn out exactly how you want it.
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A bathroom remodel is often a lengthy project, and thus a contractor may ask for money in advance of the work being started and after completion of specific milestones along the way. Make sure that the payment schedule and total amount is agreed upon and put in writing before the start of the project. Then at the end of the project, the contractor will be able to give you an itemized list of everything included in the remodel and how much it costs in total.
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Another great place to look for upcycled bathroom accessories is Etsy. What can you find there? You’re only limited by your imagination. For instance, one Etsy artist takes brightly colored vintage Tupperware and turns them into cool hanging lamps. These could be fun and funky hanging in a bathroom! Another Etsy artist creates awesome, upcycled metal shelving that looks like a check mark. These could be fun for stacking folded towels. You can easily find upcycled bathroom accessories on Etsy by searching with keywords like “bathroom” or “upcycled.”
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Whew… it was a lot, right!? The basics- paint, door, window, and all trim were completed for the whole house before we moved in. We also added a bathroom fan and switched out the light fixture before we moved in. The light fixture when we purchased the house was not only broken, but so close to the wall that it had burnt a hole in the drywall! The light fixture we put in is a freebie from my Dad’s bathroom renovation (score!). We plan to get a new one when we finish the remodel (and the one I have my eye on is a beauty!). We also replaced the dated hardware on the vanity with affordable hardware from Target. The chunky plates for the hardware allowed for a quick switch without patching holes in the vanity. These changes were done before our bathtub woes and made a huge difference on their own! The pink being gone was the best part (who paints a ceiling pink!?). I guess this part was technically ‘Phase 1′ but we’ll call it ‘Phase 1A’ and bend the rules.

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