I want to upgrade my bathroom, what’s the best approach? The fact is most of us can’t call a contractor and have them remodel our bathroom, that’s just not in the budget. We’ve certainly learned our lessons about going further in debt. But with that said, upgrading or remodeling your bathroom isn’t out of the question. It may be a little like sitting in traffic, but it’s entirely possible. Meaning, when we sit in traffic, we need to relax, be patient, stay focused and just enjoy the ride, no matter how long it takes us to get there. You are now the contractor of a bathroom overhaul. Let’s get started!
Everything Starts With A Budget
Set your budget. Everybody will have a different budget and a timeline for completion. Make a list of what you’ll want to upgrade in your bathroom and get prices at your local home improvement stores.
Basic Bathroom Upgrade Checklist:
- Medicine Cabinet
- Towel racks
When price shopping, look for sales, discounts, or returned items that could bring significant savings to your project.
Your Biggest Savings Is Labor Costs
The biggest savings will come in the form of labor costs. Even if you’re not a handyman or woman, you can still save by removing old sinks, bathtubs, vanity, and eliminating old tiles. You can even save more if you’re a minor handyman or woman by installing towel racks, medicine cabinet, shower heads, vent fans, and do your own painting.
Get An Estimate On your Bathroom Upgrade
Have your plumber install sinks, toilets, and faucets all at once, because there’s a basic trip charge every time your plumber has to come to your home. Get an estimate from your plumbing company before you start to work. Take the couple extra steps to get references, check reviews, and check their contractor’s license. Don’t let money become the deciding factor when hiring a plumber.
Plan, Plan, Plan,
Planning is essential if you decide to replace the tub and shower. If you choose to keep your tub or shower, you’ll start with the bathroom tiles and paint after everything’s been removed including old tiles. Every homeowner’s bathroom upgrade will have a different outcome. The challenge is to upgrade your bathroom significantly, on a budget without incurring debt. Don’t underestimate yourself, you’re completely capable of replacing a toilet, installing ceramic tiles, replacing faucets and shower heads. If you decide on a top-notch plumbing service to complete some of your upgrades, you can rely on the experts from Big B’s Plumbing. We’re an accredited A+ rated company with the Better Business Bureau.