Bathroom remodeling projects are fast becoming all the rage in 2020 and for good reason. As families spend more time at home, their focus has turned to those parts of the home that may no longer be working well for their lifestyle.
Of course, the bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in the home, so a remodeling project focused on this room will not only add a great deal in terms of style and comfort, it’s also great for resale value since beautiful bathrooms are a key element that prospective homeowners notice when buying a home.
Before getting started, it’s important to determine the size and scope of a bathroom remodeling or bathroom renovation project. In some instances, a bathroom may simply need a little updating such as:
In other cases, the homeowners may decide the entire layout of the room simply does not meet their needs anymore, and a full gut of the room will be required. The most important takeaway for homeowners — they need to decide how much and how far they want to go before reaching for a sledgehammer.
Of course, the cost is often the deciding factor of how large or small a remodeling project homeowners decide to tackle. Even without re-location, a simple replacement of cabinetry, a new toilet, and a shower refresh can run into the thousands. The more homeowners want to expand walls, re-locate fixtures, re-wire electrical components, the more expensive a bathroom remodel will be. Depending upon the size and scope of the project, an extensive renovation can exceed $30,000, although the average remodels (including full fixture replacement) will likely run about $15,000 to $18,000.
While homeowners may have more time on their hands and thus be tempted to DIY everything in their remodeling project, it’s important to consider that sometimes the pros simply have more expertise. A professional plumber, electrician, etc. will cost more, but they can also get the job done faster, meaning families won’t have to live with months of upheaval and chaos within the home. Not only this, but a properly licensed pro will be able to complete the more complex tasks such as electrical work in a safe manner.
Even for those who’ve decided to complete only a smaller remodeling project, it’s still worth it to consider hiring a designer to pull all the pieces of the project together. Interior designers stay abreast of all the latest home decor trends and can help bring a dated bathroom up to the 21st century. They know most homeowners are looking for space-spacing solutions for the bathroom, as well as tips on how to create a relaxing, spa-like retreat.
From a refreshing, classic white bathroom to a bathroom that includes natural elements such as stone, bamboo and other types of wood, a designer can help homeowners create the look and feel of their perfect dream bathroom, even while on a budget.
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