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Bathroom Remodeling: Smart Budgeting Tips

September 16, 2014

According to, the average mid-range bathroom remodel costs about $10,499, and will vary based on where you live. Most homeowners know it’s generally a costly project, but what many homeowners don’t know is where to save money and where spending the extra buck is worth it.

Think Twice About DIY
When it comes to your bathroom remodeling project, you may be tempting to take on some tasks on your own. Only DYI if you are 100% sure you can complete the project accurately. You don’t want to be stuck with repair costs from your own installation errs down the line. Proper, professional installation can help your appliances and fixtures last longer.

Choose Warrantied Products and Workmanship
To ensure your contractor performs a top-quality job, find a contractor that warranties their workmanship and installs products that are covered with a warranty from their manufacturer.

Hire a Specialized Contractor
Often times homeowners will try to hire affordable plumbers, electricians, or even a jack of all trades who doesn’t specialize in bathroom remodeling in order to save money. These professionals may be experienced and offer quality work, but they may lake design experience and you’ll lose cohesiveness across projects.

The truth is, when you ignore the design process, you probably won’t end up liking the end result or the overall picture. Just like you would choose a kitchen specialist for kitchen remodeling, choose a trusted contractor who specializes in bathroom remodeling. Then you can look to your bathroom remodeling specialist for ideas of what to look for in a plumber, electrician, carpenter, etc. Bathroom remodeling companies often employee these specialists in-house, which helps in cutting costs and ensuring continuity.

Remember that Planning Pays
Planning your project – from taking proper measurements to ordering products to scheduling plumber and contractor visits – can help you avoid problems and save you money. If you hit a road bump or start to second guess yourself in the planning stages, run your plans or measurements by a friend or hire a professional to help with planning.

Budgeting wisely is another key to saving money. Again, hiring a professional to help with planning and budgeting can help save you money and headache in the long run.

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