Cost-Savings Tips in Bathroom Remodeling The advantage of renovating a bathroom is that a newly remodeled bathroom adds value to the house and even if the floor area of a bathroom is relatively small, still your investment in remodeling it may be high due to the high expenses of the following: hiring a plumber, materials, such as bathroom fixtures, and tiles. Even if your budget is small to remodel your bathroom, you can still be creative to initiate changes in your bathroom, so the following are cost-savings tips on bathroom renovation under a budget. Resizing a bathroom is the most expensive aspect of a bathroom renovation since the toilet discharge and sewer pipes are expensive to move, therefore, if one of the reasons for remodeling your bathroom is because you want to resize it into a bigger space, avoid resizing at all costs. If you plan not to move the toilet discharge and sewer pipes but still want to remodel your bathroom into a spacious one, remove existing non load-bearing walls, walls that do not bear weight on the house foundation, and no permits are required for this.
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Knowing for a fact that some bathroom remodeling projects require complete drywall replacements due to the high content moisture in drywall, it is best to confirm with your contractor if the bathroom drywall should be fully replaced or just partially, so you can save costs on this.
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It is important that when you have to remodel your bathroom on a budget, you don’t have to necessarily replace the sink, tub, and shower altogether, especially if they are still operable, you may replace any of them on a later time in the future; however, if your see some small stains on the tub or shower, a cost-savings alternative is to put a liner over your tub or shower so they will look new. Consider a preformed, one-piece shower stall rather than a tiled shower because a tiled shower is more expensive due to the costly pay of tile setters and it takes days to set the shower and tiles, while as a preformed, one piece shower can be installed in hours. Toilet installations can be routinely done by homeowners themselves, therefore, your should see to it that your contractor does not charge you too high on labor cost for toilet installation as toilets should not have to be expensive to do the job right. When it comes to the bathroom electrical system, hire an independent electrician and not one who is associated with the contractor to check on the existing wires, as it will be costly to rewire the electrical system, when it is possible that it only needs replacing the non-grounded outlets with a ground-fault current interrupter outlet.