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5 Questions You Should Ask Before Starting Your Bathroom Renovation
Which Features?
When planning, it is helpful to prioritize the features you want in “must have” and “nice to have” categories. Also, decide if you want functional upgrades like a double vanity, touchless faucets, or a new ventilation system and/or cosmetic upgrades like new tiles, a free-standing tub, or a shower stall.
Is It Worth It?
Since a renovation is a lot of money, carefully consider if it is worth the investment. If you are planning to sell your home, renovating your bathroom can raise its value, but make sure to keep the bathroom as neutral as possible to appeal to buyers.
What’s The Budget?
The national average for a bathroom renovation is $10,788, and the price can quickly increase due to materials, project scope, labor costs, and plumbing upgrades. It is important to also put aside extra money as a contingency for any unexpected problems that may occur during the remodeling.
What Projects Are DIY?
If you're doing your renovation yourself, consider your skill level and the amount of time required to complete it. Cosmetic upgrades like repairing walls, replacing the shower head or faucet, or adding a mirror can be simple and quick, but expanding the space, installing light fixtures, or moving the plumbing will require more knowledge and time.
Which Contractor?
Contractors will get the job done quicker and have access to the best materials, fixtures, electricians, and plumbers. To get the best price and timeline, make sure to get multiple quotes and check to see if the contractor has an updated license and insurance.