Planning a Bathroom Renovation
Your bathroom is one of the rooms in your house that when renovated will definitely increase the value of your home. A bathroom renovation is the second most preferred upgrade that homebuyers are looking for when buying a home.
With just a little bit of money and work a newly renovated washroom can increase your homes equity by a lot. You do not really have to spend a lot of money to renovate your bathroom it can be done relatively inexpensively.
Even though a contractor will quote you a lot of money for the renovation you can remodel your bathroom on your own for only a fraction of the cost. Renovating inexpensively does not always mean going with bad quality materials. All you need to do is to have a good plan and do your research well in advance.
Before you start ripping off old tiles, you will need a well laid out plan. Renovating a bathroom can be a relatively complicated project. The first thing you will need is a good floor plan that includes space and incorporates any re-work required for the plumbing and electrical. You must include all the things you need to change in your plan including if you are going to change the location of any of the fixtures.
Calculate how many tiles you will need depending on the square footage. This way when you go out to buy tiles you will have an idea of what the total cost will be. At this point you should consider whether you will undertake a full or partial renovation. See if there is anything you can re-use in your bathroom to save money. Answering these questions in advance will help you formulate your budget.
Once you decide what you want to change in your washroom you should consider what kind of work will be required for the renovation. For example you could decide to outsource certain parts of the work, the tiles for example, and do some of it on your own. The main amount of money people spend goes to labor. If you do some work yourself you will be able to save substantial amounts of money.