While you know it’s wise to set a budget for your bathroom remodeling project, you might be wondering how much money should go toward labor and how much to allot to new bathroom features like shower tiles, flooring, lighting and vanities. The biggest mistake homeowners make during the planning process is spending a bulk of their budget on something like intricate tile work and opting for a just-okay sink. Don’t let this be you! When it comes to a bathroom project, quality fixtures take top priority—the space has to be functional.
If you need help budgeting your project, talk to a designer or contractor before doing anything else. Let’s take a look at the costs and considerations associated with a bathroom remodel in Fort Worth, TX.
Bathroom remodel cost
First, understand that bathroom remodeling projects offer many benefits. New bathroom fixtures, paint and more can improve aesthetics, comfort and safety. If you are planning to sell soon or in the future, a remodeled bathroom can help boost the value of your home. But just how much is this dream bathroom of yours going to cost?
The average all-in residential bathroom remodel will typically cost between $9,500 and $11,000. This type of remodel typically includes tearing out walls and old fixtures and installing updated plumbing and electrical wiring. On the low end of the bathroom remodel spectrum, plan for an average cost of around $2,500, and around $23,000 on the high end.
Remodeling all at once vs. in stages
Since a total bathroom remodel can cost thousands of dollars, not every homeowner will have all the money saved up to do the project in one go.
If you have the funds to remodel everything all at once, that’s great! However, you shouldn’t feel rushed or stressed about upgrading everything immediately. Instead of all at once, you can do it in stages as you have the time and funding available. Doing it in stages has its advantages. For example, you get the opportunity to save up and buy the exact high-quality fixtures you want. You can replace one thing at a time while still being able to use the shower, sink, toilet, lights and mirror, depending on what is or is not a work in progress at the time.
Get ready for inconvenience
Like all large home improvement projects, a bathroom remodel comes with some inconvenience. Consider the fact that you and your family won’t be able to utilize the bathroom during construction. If your contractor doesn’t give you a timeline, things can get chaotic quickly. Ask them to predict so you can prepare.
Before your bathroom remodeling project begins, ensure you have other bathroom options, either in the house or elsewhere on the property (such as portable toilets). Also be sure to stay in contact with your contractor, as he or she is the one who can update the timeframe for job completion. Ideally, you should plan for at least three to four weeks without use of the bathroom in question.
Do you have additional questions about bathroom renovations in Fort Worth, TX? Call New Creation Construction today to learn more!
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