The advantage of renovating a bathroom is that a newly remodeled bathroom adds value to the house and even if the floor area of a bathroom is relatively small, still your investment in remodeling it may be high due to the high expenses of the following: hiring a plumber, materials, such as bathroom fixtures, and tiles. If your budget is just enough for a small change of remodeling, the following are cost-savings tips to initiate changes in your old bathroom.
If one of the reasons for remodeling your bathroom is because you want to resize it into a bigger space, think about your reason/s for doing so and examine if the reasons are valid, because resizing a bathroom is the most expensive aspect of a bathroom renovation since the toilet discharge and sewer pipes are expensive to move, therefore, avoid resizing at all costs.
If there are existing non load-bearing walls, walls that do not bear weight on the house foundation, and you still insist on remodeling your bathroom so it can look more spacious, instead of moving the toilet discharge and sewer pipes, why not remove these non load-bearing walls since no permits are required for this. Know more about Barrie Residential Construction.
Confirm with your contractor if the bathroom drywall should be fully replaced or just partially, so you can save costs on this, knowing for a fact that some bathroom remodeling projects require complete drywall replacements due to the high content moisture in drywall.
Sink, tub, and shower may not necessarily be replaced, especially if they are still operable, and may be replaced on a later time, and a cost-savings alternative is to put a liner over your tub or shower so they will look new.
Between a preformed, one-piece shower stall and a tiled shower, a tiled shower is more expensive due to the costly pay of tile setters and it takes days to set the shower and tiles, while as a preformed, one piece shower can be installed in hours.
Toilets should not have to be expensive to do the job right as toilet installations can be routinely done by homeowners themselves, therefore, your should see to it that your contractor does not charge you too high on labor cost for toilet installation. Check out also the Barrie Kitchen Remodeling.
When it comes to the bathroom electrical system, it will be costly to rewire the electrical system, therefore, hire an independent electrician and not one who is associated with the contractor to check on the existing wires, since it is possible that he may just simply recommend to replace the non-grounded outlets with a ground-fault current interrupter outlet.