Bathroom remodeling is one of the best projects to undertake when increasing functionality and value are important considerations. It can also end up as one of the more costly projects you will undertake depending on its complexity. In this blog, home improvement contractor Empire State Builders & Contractors shares some budget-friendly bathroom remodeling ideas:
Change the Toilet — Toilet replacement is a fairly simple task, yet a new toilet can dramatically change the way you use your bathroom. It can be installed with minimal change to the other parts of the bathroom, which makes it the ideal project to begin with if you can only do one bathroom improvement at a time. Make sure you have an alternative working toilet during remodeling, as it usually takes one or two days for the grout to set.
Update the Vanity — The sink and vanity are major focal points in the bathroom, so updating them is an effective project. Major plumbing changes can drive up the remodeling cost, so you should explore options that simply update what you have. The good news is replacing the vanity is nowhere near as complicated as residential window replacement, and you get more latitude on the kind of material you want for the counter.
Upgrade the Fixtures — Upgrading the fixtures is yet another budget-friendly bathroom remodeling. Choose bathroom fixtures with WaterSense certification to make sure they have water-saving features. Ideally, you should have all bathroom fixtures replaced at the same time to make sure they all match. Anticipate plumbing repair costs in case your bathroom remodeler finds issues with the existing plumbing.
Focus on the Plumbing — Speaking of plumbing, you should focus on addressing plumbing issues as your first incremental bathroom remodeling projects. A good home remodeling contractor can retrofit new plumbing that fits with existing bathroom components. This helps prepare your bathroom for upcoming remodeling.