Deciding on revamping your home whether it’s for kitchen or bathroom remodeling, new flooring, re-carpeting, painting or a variety of projects involving what exactly it is that needs to be updated, replaced or completely removed can be a daunting task. Bathroom remodeling, while seemingly easy especially if it involves a small bathroom remodeling project, still requires decisions to be made based on need, time commitment and cost.
Bathroom Remodeling Needs
Regardless of the size of the bathroom, they all have the same basic components of bathtub, shower, toilet and sink. Older homes may have a bathtub only with no shower while newer homes may have a bath and shower but can accommodate a spa sized tub versus a standard tub.
Standard or out of date sinks can be replaced and new cabinets and countertops can be added or replaced along with newer water saving faucets and toilets. These are basic bathroom remodeling needs that should be considered and looked at before beginning any remodeling.
Once it’s determined what will be done to the bathroom it is also important to know how long the bathroom remodeling will take and how long you might be without facilities. It’s best to plan on not having the use of the bathroom for several days. This can be an issue especially if there is only one bathroom in the home.
If cosmetic remodeling such as floor tile or sink and counter top replacement is being done, this should take no more than a day to install but time must be allotted for drying of grout for tile floors. Complete remodeling of the bathroom including bathtub replacement and tiling of a shower can take much longer.
Cost of Bathroom Remodeling
Cost of any bathroom remodeling project can run from inexpensive to very expensive. The cost factor will be determined by what is being done, whether or not you’re doing the work yourself, price of materials, price of labor if using a contractor and the quality of replacement fixtures which can run from good quality low-end pricing to high-end name brand pricing.
If you’re working within a budget, purchase the best product that is going to have the most wear and tear. This would include toilets, sinks, bathtub fixtures and shower fixtures. Other areas to consider when bathroom remodeling is to use porcelain bathtubs, ceramic tile flooring and ceramic tiled shower stalls as these will hold up longer than vinyl and plastic.