You’ll save a lot of money if your remodeling plan can utilize the existing plumbing for both the toilet and tub.
Do some comparison shopping, as some places mark the items up to appear to be better quality.
Do as much of the labor yourself when it comes to bathrooms, as it can get costly.
Make a budget and stick to it.
Bathrooms are usually the smallest rooms in the house. If you choose to remodel your bathroom, you can be assured of two things. First, you will get almost all of your investment back when selling your home, as a bathroom usually gets a return of 75 – 85%. Second, you will probably need the largest number of professionals to do the remodeling in your bathroom. A plumber, one to tile, electrician, flooring installer, painter and cabinet installer will be called usually for a bathroom. If you are very handy or know someone that is, the better off you are.
If you like adventure and design, take advantage of the smallest room in your home and showcase
your creativity. Colors or patterns can be used in a bathroom that you may ordinarily be afraid to use in another room. More good news is that the materials that would be very expensive in a larger area will most likely fit into your bathroom budget as the room is so small.
When it comes to bathrooms, remember that the necessities of a bathroom only include a sink, toilet, tub and shower. Everything else is frosting on the cake and can be very expensive. If you have the money, then go for it. Remember, bathrooms are a very wise investment.
The first thing you will need to determine in the remodel is whether you want a tub or shower, or both if you have the space. Do you dream of a sunken whirlpool tub for leisurely soaking? How about a claw-foot tub with an elaborate hand-held brass showerhead? How about an extra large French shower for two? In terms of expense, the cheapest route is a pre-molded fiberglass tub or shower.
Now the next decision that is very important is the toilet. Most people think a toilet is a toilet and do not realize just how many types of toilets are available now. There are almost as many choices for toilets as there are for sinks or tubs. If you want a very modern look, they offer a remote-controlled model? There are pull chain toilets that compliment an Italian based design. There are models that are designed for saving precious floor space. Toilets come in a variety of colors, shapes and designs so go shopping and find the one that compliments your style and décor.