Are you toying with the idea of renovating your bathroom?
Bathroom remodelling is an excellent way to increase the home value if you’re planning on selling your house. It’s also a great way of just sprucing up the space you’re already living in if you have no plans of selling immediately. However, it’s not a project that should be entered into lightly. There are several factors that you need to consider before you dive headfirst into this initiative. Let’s take a look at some of these pivotal points.
1. How long has it been since the last remodelling?
On average your bathrooms should be updated every 10 to 15 years. However, most people wait longer before they even consider renovating their bathrooms! The kitchen and bathroom are two of the most used rooms in any household. As such, they endure a lot of wear and tear. If you’ve just moved into a new house or at least 10 years have passed since your last bathroom renovation, it’s definitely time to consider a bathroom remodelling project.
2. What’s your budget?
The average remodelling project for bathrooms is about $15,000 to $20,000. Establish how much you can afford to spend before you start tearing down walls and plumbing elements! Your budget will guide you on the types of renovations you can make. The more involved the remodelling the more you can expect to pay. A good renovation expert can give you a project quote as a cost guideline.
3. What do you wish to have done?
Bathroom remodelling can be extensive or it can be simple. What amount of work needs to be carried out? Do you wish to enlarge and extend your bathroom? Or do you want to downsize? Are you looking at simply having the plumbing replaced or perhaps have the entire bathroom redone? Establishing the work to be carried out will lead your discussions with your bathroom remodelling contractor.
4. What type of bathroom layout do you want?
Today’s contemporary bathrooms boast some very creative and unique layouts. Get inspiration by checking out picture-based websites such as Pinterest and Instagram to see what’s trending. Your contractor can also suggest great ideas once they’ve had a look at your current setup and the pictures you’ve collected as part of your inspiration portfolio. It also helps to know if you want a luxury bathroom, designer bathroom, or a traditional one.
5. Design with re-sale in mind
You might not be thinking of selling your house or apartment at the moment, however, in the future, it might be something you need to do. Therefore, when choosing your bathroom outlay, fixtures and features, ensure that they are classy, tasteful, and chic. Yes, you can certainly customize to fit your lifestyle but just keep the idea of one day having to sell your home at the back of your mind. Look at your proposed bathroom remodelling from a potential homeowner’s perspective.