Bathroom Remodeling is one of the most expensive house improvement projects but can also be one of the most rewarding when done correctly. Although it is often subconscious, we are drawn to newly designed bathrooms which are designed to suit individual needs perfectly. Each bathroom is a unique space with its own unique set of needs. Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be an onerous project nor do we have to go broke to achieve our desired design. When done correctly, a well executed bathroom remodel can yield stunning results. Bathroom remodeling costs as little as you allow it, and even without a solid financial plan, high costs can spiral out of control.
The first thing that you need to consider when beginning your bathroom remodeling project is whether or not you are going to hire a general contractor to do the work for you. The problem with hiring a general contractor is that they are trained professionals and have the tools and expertise to achieve your design goals. However, if you want peace of mind as well as cost effectiveness in your bathroom remodeling project then by all means hiring a general contractor is the best way to go.
A second thing that you need to decide when beginning your bathroom remodeling project is what type of design you are going to do. Are you looking to update old traditional style bathrooms, or are you going to build a new style from scratch? This decision will determine the amount of space you have to work with, the fixtures that are necessary, the plumbing involved, the electrical work, and many other things. You can usually find inspiration for the perfect design by looking through magazines, books, or online web sites.
If you are starting from scratch and not replacing any existing bathrooms in your home then one of the easiest types of remodeling projects to tackle is a new shower or bath. Even though a new shower or bath will take some time and money to accomplish, it is something that everyone should tackle at one time or another. One of the biggest reasons that homeowners should think about updating their showers and baths is that the cost is relatively low compared to other bathroom remodeling projects. While a new toilet may be more expensive than a new shower or vice versa, a complete renovation of your shower and bath will end up being cheaper overall because you will be replacing just the shower or tub, and not having to replace old shower curtains or hand rails, bath tub surround material, and anything else.
Another popular type of bathroom remodeling project that is growing in popularity is the addition of a master bath. A master bath is typically a separate structure that is added onto an existing bathroom. If you are planning on doing a complete bathroom design from scratch, the cost will definitely add up to whatever it is that you are spending on all of the other elements of the remodel. On the other hand, a master bath can give you the extra space that you need for bathing and relaxing. It also gives you the privacy that you will need so that you do not have to share your bath with anyone else.
One of the other reasons that people choose to have a master bath installed in their home is the resale value that it adds to the property. Master baths are generally sold for far below the actual cost of the fixtures and construction materials that they are made out of, simply because there is nothing fancy or unique about them. People are drawn to the simple designs of these structures, and they find them to be a great investment because of the resale value. Bathroom renovations can really increase the resale value of your home, which is why it is important to explore all of your renovation options before you start working on the project. With careful planning and the right contractor, you can update your existing bathroom layouts, add a master bath, or any number of other bathroom remodeling projects.