What will it cost you to remodel your bathroom? Well, that is quite the loaded question, but we’ll try to give you our best answer. Remodeling your bathroom can be done in a variety of ways that it is hard to guesstimate exactly what it might cost, but we can tell you about some things that would impact your budget the most.
When remodeling your bathroom, you want to first set a budget. We get it though you are looking for something that may tell you about how much it cost so here are some numbers. Recently a study in Dallas showed that bathroom remodels cost $7,000-10,000. This number may put you in shock or it might comfort you, but either way, we recommend setting a realistic budget by considering these ideas.
One, how many upgrades do you want to make? If you are looking to remodel your bathroom but keep the same faucets then you will save a considerable amount of money. If you are looking to upgrade everything from paint to a new bathtub, you will want to reflect that in your budget. For example, updating your flooring can be a chunk of your budget, whether you are switching to large tile flooring which will keep your cost lower, or laying down heating flooring.
Two, consider what is behind the walls. Too many times we have seen the shocking looks of others who find a surprise behind their bathroom walls. This includes wood rot, mold, black mold, chewed electrical wires and more. It is important to set that budget and then only use a part of it and save the other part for incidentals. Even though we see some bigger problems in older homes due to outdated field techniques, it doesn’t mean newer homes are in the clear. This part of the budget is usually what breaks the bank.
Lastly, get quoted. You don’t want to go into a bathroom remodel blinded. If you don’t have the experience of rerouting plumbing, changing wires or installing toilets then you may want to talk to an expert. Even though a lot of us believe in doing everything ourselves, there is a time and a place to spend money on an expert and there are few places more important than in a bathroom. You don’t want to be caught having to rewire and replumb your bathroom because that could mean removing walls or even removing toilets.