Now that winter’s behind us, hopefully you’re starting to think about plans for spring and summer. Is bathroom remodeling part of your plans?
If so, you probably have some misconceptions related to the process and cost of bathroom remodeling. Lots of people do!
If bathroom remodeling is on your list of things to do this spring or summer, make sure you read this blog breaking down some of the most common bathroom remodeling myths and facts.
#1 Myth – Bathroom Remodeling Costs Less Than Kitchen Remodeling
In some cases, this is true. But often times, a bathroom remodel has a similar budget to a kitchen remodel, simply because the bathroom contains an equal number of items. The tub, mirrors, shower, shower door, toilet, and faucets are just the minor pieces, selected after you’ve settled on your cabinets, countertops, flooring, hardware, and tile.
These elements add up, though as always, you can complete a bathroom remodel on a smaller budget if you and your contractor work strategically. In fact, your contractor may have some deals set up with suppliers to get you lower prices on certain items.
In the end, if you’re choosing a bathroom remodel over a kitchen remodel to save money, you might want to think again and choose the project you really want!
#2 Myth – Remodeling the Bathroom Doesn’t Involve As Many Choices as Remodeling the Kitchen
This goes with the first myth. Depending upon the scope of your project, you might make just as many choices as you would when remodeling your kitchen. Of course, for lots of homeowners, the decision-making part of the process is the most fun. This is especially true if you have a vision for the room you’re looking to create and are finally nailing down the details!
Note: Contractors often have inside knowledge about materials and brands, and can play a key role in guiding your selections!
#3 Myth – Kitchen Remodeling is More Disruptive Than Bathroom Remodeling
Anytime you’re sanctioning off a commonly used space, it’s going to be disruptive! Plus, having extra people in your home can make the day feel abnormal, despite the best efforts of your contractor to clean up and minimize noise.
Figuring out beforehand how you’ll work around the construction zone should be part of the process, no matter what kind of project you’re completing.