Having enough bathrooms, configured to meet your needs and requiring low maintenance, can make for a happier family and less stress. Plus, when putting your house on the market, too few bathrooms can make it much more difficult to sell.
The term “bathroom remodeling” can be misleading. It can refer to adding a vanity or a walk-in shower, updating the tile, or any number of other fairly minor changes. It can also refer to knocking down walls for a larger bathroom or adding an additional bathroom altogether. Whatever the case, if you are ready to remodel your bathrooms, the information below can help you get started in the right direction.
The first two items to consider when planning a bathroom remodel is your budget and your list of priorities. There’s a very good chance you won’t know how much to budget for your priorities, but that’s ok. Having both a list of what you want in your new bathroom, as well as a remodeling budget you need to stay within, will give your contractor the starting point they need.
Whether you are redesigning a bathroom or planning a bathroom addition, you need to make a list of the goals you hope to accomplish. It’s great to have a beautiful bathroom, but adequate storage helps keep your bathroom tidy, and appropriate lighting can really improve your morning routine.
The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) says to expect to spend about 5-10 percent of your home’s value on a bathroom remodel. Obviously this figure can’t account for all of the options and possibilities but it’s a starting point. The cost of your bathroom remodel will be determined by the changes you need and the products you choose. Do keep in mind that anytime you move plumbing, it will cost more than leaving it where it was originally. This is the main reason you need to get a bathroom contractor involved in the early planning stages.
Bathrooms are small and you may be tempted to remodel yours by yourself or hire a handyman who gives you a super low price. If you are updating more than few basic items, it’s definitely worth hiring a bathroom contractor with knowledge and experience. More often than not, the super low price indicates something is missing from the plan or they aren’t working from a plan at all. A knowledgable bathroom remodeler knows what to expect and can provide you with a design that works and a detailed plan.
Vision Design Build Remodel provides bathroom remodeling services for Lenoir, Morganton, Granite Falls, Roadhiss, and Hickory NC and the surrounding counties of Burke, Catawba, and Caldwell. As a design/build remodeler, we take your remodeling project from start to finish—including all design and construction. We also know how important communication is and we will keep you informed throughout the remodeling process so there are no surprises in the end.