Renovating a bathroom need a lot of consideration, because this project needs much time spend quite lot of money. Here, are several things you can pay attention to before make a renovation a bathroom.
First you have to decide is what you want exactly from your renovation. You can make a surface alteration. Here you may like the general layout and size of the bathroom. You only remodel the surface of your bathroom not replace the structure.
How to Remodel a Bathroom
There is no shame in doing a surface-level bathroom remodel. Next is if you want to make surface alteration and change the layout around without changing the structural elements. This is called change layout. Now, if you want to do all above, such as changing the structural elements, change the surface, and also change the layout around you should maintain the process called complete tear-out or remodel. After deciding what you will do with your bathroom, you need to make timetable and schedule for your project.
The other thing to consider is about the financial matter. For information, bathroom remodeling cost is expensive. Bathroom remodel cost usually range from $15,000 to $18,000 just for basic functional remodel.
Although your bathroom is not large, the cost comes from the intensive amount of subcontracting you may have such as plumbers, electricians, and the expensive elements involved fixture, cabinetry, etc. perhaps you can take home equity loan fur funding your bathroom. While looking at financing, you may wish to think about how to save your bathroom remodeling cost.
The next think to do is decide who will manage the project. If you do not have extra time or do not sure with your qualification in remodeling your bathroom you can hire a contractor. But one you have to remember when hires a contractor; make sure that the contractor is properly licensed. It means that they have fulfilled the basic minimum requirement of the licensing agency.
Later on, you may need electrical building permits. So, apply the permits early. Remember when you want to change the layout of the bathroom you are not just dealing with the visible elements, but you are also dealing with the underlying structure of the plumbing and electrical system. The changing on layout such as switching toilet and shower should need a big consideration.
Because bathroom collects moisture, you may have to replace the drywall. You will need special moisture-resistant drywall called â€œgreen boardâ€ and in the very wet areas you can use moisture-proof backer board. Then you have to be careful in choosing the other elements for bathroom. If you want to change most of the elements, better to look into the financial matter.