If you have a special plan to remodel your bathroom and you are concerned about bathroom remodeling costs, the good news is that you can save your money and get closer to your dream home with a simple renovation, even if your new home is old.
Renovating your bathroom can be the best investment for your house, as it brings you joy and can raise your house price.
This blog focuses on small bathroom renovation costs and suggests five ways to save your money.
Bathroom remodeling average cost
Homeowners all around the US estimate the cost of bathroom remodeling at 5,000 to 15,000 dollars for a 10×8 room depending on the quality of materials.
Most of the houses have 8×5 or 8×10 bathrooms, so for a complete bathroom remodeling, it costs you at least 5500 to 6000 dollars; and for a medium-range quality remodeling, your budget can range from 8000 to 14000 dollars accounting for all materials and labors. Although, plumbing and electrical work have extra costs.
How to reduce bathroom renovation costs
Several factors make you spend a large amount of your budget on the bathroom remodeling process. Let’s see what they are and how to reduce the cost.
Around 40 to 65 percent of the total cost is spent on labor in a bathroom renovation,
If you do the design and installation yourself, you can save your money, but you must have technical knowledge for doing that. Experts have enough skills and experience that is why they can help you avoid mistakes in your reconstruction process. So, even if you want to do it yourself, use experts’ recommendations too.
Eliminate unnecessary items to reduce costs
List the necessary changes and eliminate unnecessary ones. For example, if your bathroom is damp, removing the ceramic tile to reduce the cost is not the right thing. But you can replace cabinets, taps, and toilets in the future, and you do not need to ruin the bathroom again. So you can buy affordable devices, but the lack of essential moisture removal and the provision of quality ceramic tiles will get you into the same problem again in the future.
Use prefabricated bathroom vanity
The second part of your budget always goes for vanity, which includes 10 to 30% of your budget. It consists of appliances like a sink and toilet, faucets, and plumbing. Costs superiority depends on your purchase, ranging from 200 to 20000 dollars. You can use materials with standard size or pre-assembled fixtures to reduce the costs. Prefabricated vanity installation is as easy as plumbing hook up for the sink.
Add extra light
Installing a window or skylight to the bathroom can be costly, so you do not need to have such a source of light. One of the economical ways is using a sun tube called a solar tube and a creative device. They differ in diameter between 10 to 20 inches and need just a tiny slot into the roof to narrow the sunlight into the room. They usually cost between 200 to 400 dollars.
Paint your walls
If you need to remodel your bathroom, the simplest way is that you paint it. Painting old tiles, existing cabinets, and or walls can refresh your bathroom. Even the most reasonably priced tiles can decrease your renovation budget, so you don’t need tiles from bottom to top. You can use tiles just for specific parts such as the floor or shower part; then you can paint other walls. Remember that painting the walls is more suitable for wet areas to prevent mold growth.
All the points mentioned above are helpful guides in reducing the costs of your bathroom renovation and saving your budget. But do not forget that if you want to get a good result, you should ask experts and professionals to help you in this way. Choosing a proficient contractor to do it for you would have a better and more satisfying result.
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