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Sep
22
How to Plan and Execute an Awesome Bathroom Remodel While Saving Money

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Aside from home maintenance and upkeep, kitchen and bathroom remodels are two of the best investments you can make in your home. Particularly, a bathroom remodel will add value to your home and provide years of immediate enjoyment for you and your family. With some planning, you can set a reasonable budget and get the most out of your bathroom remodel.



Setting a Budget


When deciding how much you want to spend on your bathroom remodel, it’s important to consider the following questions:



  1. How much will you get back on the investment if you decide to sell your home?

  2. How much personal joy will you get out of the remodel?


Determine how much you can afford to spend on a remodel, and then plan what you can do around your budget.


Some expenses are worth splurging on because they will give you and your family years of joy. However, some are not. For example, if you take more showers than baths and your house is valued at around $200,000, a $10,000 tub may not be the wisest choice. Before you start spending, set a reasonable budget and do your best to stick to it.



Some projects are not as fun but should be done with quality work and materials. For instance, you want to make sure your flooring is secure, your walls can withstand moisture, and your plumbing is up to code. You can get quality fixtures, furnishings, and accessories at retailers such as Overstock, and what’s more, you can save even more by using savings such as an Overstock coupon, discounts, or cashback offers.



DIY


One way you can save money on a bathroom renovation is to do some of the work yourself. For some things, of course, professionals are needed. However, you can save on labor costs by doing the demolition, painting the walls, hanging the mirrors, designing the room, supplying your own materials, and updating hardware. If possible, use items you already have and repurpose them to make shelves or a vanity for your bathroom.



Calling on the Professionals


For the things you can’t do yourself, you’ll want to hire the appropriate professionals to do the work. If you are not a DIY-er, you’ll need an experienced and reliable contractor to plan and oversee the project. You’ll need to present your contractor with designs so they can implement your vision.


According to HGTV, when choosing a contractor, get references, ask around to friends and family for a referral, and read online reviews to ensure they have a reputation for quality work and reasonable prices. Ask them questions, ask for proof of insurance, ensure they meet licensing requirements, and make sure you feel comfortable with them being in your home.


You can also do some of the work yourself and bring in professionals as you go. Some tradesmen you may require at some point include:



  • Plumbers

  • Electricians

  • Tiling contractors

  • Drywall installers


Professionals should know if permits are needed, and they should do work that follows code and meets your expectations.


If you’re in need of a bathroom remodel, if the local housing market shows demand for new bathrooms, or if you just want to spruce up your home, then a bathroom remodel could be a great idea. Set a budget, and during that process, evaluate how much you can and should spend to get a good return on your investment. Where possible, save money with coupons, promo codes, and sales, and when you can, do some of the work yourself. Finally, plan to use professionals where experience and licensing are needed to ensure quality construction.



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