Major Saving Tips for Your Bathroom Remodelling Cost

BlogAdmin2Thursday, Nov 11, 2018

Knowing what the cost will be in advance and setting the appropriate budget will help to keep expenses under control. But even so, how can you guarantee an affordable renovation? Well, these six tips will help you to stay as close to your budget as possible.

Mid-range bathroom renovations, on average, can cost around $18,500. However, this price is subject to change for a number of reasons, as it depends on the kind of finishes you choose, how much work needs to be done, the size of your bathroom and more. Knowing what the cost will be in advance and setting the appropriate budget will help to keep expenses under control. But even so, how can you guarantee an affordable renovation? Well, these six tips will help you to stay as close to your budget as possible.

Cost Breakdown

About 20% of bathroom remodelling costs will go towards professional labour. You can save some money here by doing the work yourself if you have experience, or even doing things like painting or knocking down walls will save you some dough. Cabinetry and hardware is the next biggest expense you need to consider, followed by fixtures, plumbing, flooring, countertops, ventilation and lighting, walls, doors and windows, any design services you employ and, lastly, disposal of materials. Knowing exactly where your money is going can help you better budget your renovation.

Prioritize Remodel

Don’t think you need to fix everything all at once. What are your biggest issues with your bathroom that you can’t live with anymore? Is the bathtub old and disgusting? Broken toilet? Loose tile or mould in your shower? Whatever is at the top of your list, plan your budget around and leave other issues for a later time.

Keep the Layout

Moving around the plumbing, taking down walls to expand the space, need to restructure the floor supports will bump up the cost of your remodel by thousands of dollars. If there’s nothing wrong with your bathroom’s layout, keep everything where it is to keep costs down.

Take Efficient Shortcuts

Don’t take shortcuts that can jeopardize anyone’s safety, but doing little things like buying materials yourself instead of having your contractor or designer buy them can save you a few bucks. You may be able to find deals others weren’t aware of or didn’t look for.

Cost-Saving Alternatives

You don’t need to buy the most expensive options available to have a beautiful bathroom. Many costly materials have affordable counterparts. For example, many quartz countertops can look like marble for half the price. There are cheaper options available for almost every high-priced element, you just have to take the time to look.

Do-It-Yourself

Painting walls, learning to install tiles, fixing hardware, many aspects of a bathroom remodel can be done by the homeowner to save some money on labour costs. Knowing you did some of the work yourself will make the finished product feel like much more of an accomplishment.

At HomeReno Direct, we’re your one-stop shop for all your renovation needs. Whether your working to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or home, our team is here to provide honest and efficient design services. With locations in Mississauga, Brampton, and Oakville, Ontario, we guarantee high standard materials and workmanship for homeowners and independent designers. Call us for a free design consultation today!