Consider all the possibilities available for your bathroom remodeling project. With so many products, colors and styles to choose from, the sky is the limit, but how is your budget looking? While you might get overly excited about all the possibilities, remember to stay within your budget so you don’t end up with a half-finished bathroom and an empty wallet. The following are some aspects to keep in mind when coming up with the right budget for your remodel.
Depending on the extent of your remodel, there are some things you’ll need to consider when it comes to plumbing. If you’re doing a complete overhaul, you’ll need to disconnect everything related to the plumbing so you can install new fixtures. There might be some piping that needs to be redone and you might have to install new shut off valves. It’s smart to budget $1000 for the plumbing alone.
Again, every remodel is different and the extent of yours will determine the cost you should budget for tile. You might be tiling the floor, the shower, the backsplash and possibly the countertop. If you opt for in-floor heating, you’ll have additional costs. Tile can range anywhere from $7 to $15 per square foot, and with in-floor heating, you can add another $14 for each square foot.
When it comes to the electrical work in your bathroom remodel, you’ll be working with outlets, lights, fans, vanity lights and more. Not only do you need to consider the electrical work itself, but you’ll need to consider the actual lights, outlet covers, etc. Set aside $800 for the electrical work and another $200 for the components.
Of course, there is so much more when it comes to your bathroom remodeling budget. You need to plan for the bathtub, shower, faucet, accessories, mirrors and sinks. You also need to plan for paint, construction materials, a dumpster and other miscellaneous supplies. Speaking with a contractor will help you get a better idea how much this will all cost, and can hopefully get you some good deals to make sure you come in under budget.