Managing your budget is perhaps the biggest challenge of bathroom remodeling. Some of the things you should keep an eye out for are the parts that can significantly change bathroom remodeling costs depending on the options you choose. In today’s post, the bathroom remodeling contractors at South Shore Dream Bath discuss these parts.
Good plumbing is the foundation of a good bathroom remodel. It can also affect your remodeling costs dramatically depending on how many changes you plan on making. Relocating components such as the bathtub, shower, and sink mean changing the plumbing, which means ripping out drywall and flooring, regardless of their condition. This will raise labor and disposal costs, along with the cost of buying new plumbing.
When designing your bathroom remodeling floor plan, consider keeping the plumbing where they are. If space is an issue, focus on space-saving fixtures like a walk-in tub (which are also great as an aging-in-place upgrade) or a wall-mounted toilet. While the latter may require additional plumbing, it probably won’t cost as much as ripping out all of the plumbing.
Tile covers most of the bathroom area and therefore is a major element that can affect your budget. With the wide selection of tile options on the market, finding the tiles with the right balance between your bathroom design and your budget is not as difficult. One factor that’s often overlooked is the size: the smaller the tile, the more time and labor it will require to install. Therefore, choosing larger tiles can help reduce labor costs and installation time.
Replacing fixtures, particularly large ones like the bathtub, can take a large chunk of your bathroom remodeling budget. Carefully plan your choice of fixtures and make sure they cover the basics before considering upgrades. You should likewise consider whether or not you need a particular fixture at all. For example, if you rarely use the bathtub, converting the space to a standalone shower can help reduce remodeling costs while letting you get the most out of your bathroom.
South Shore Dream Bath is one of the leading bathroom remodeling companies serving communities in greater Boston and eastern Massachusetts. Give us a call at (781) 733-5405 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.