Creating a Bathroom Remodeling Budget

Creating a Bathroom Remodeling Budget

In order to calculate and determine just how big or how small your Mesa bathroom-remodeling budget should be, there are some things you will need to take into consideration.

1.   You will want to start with a ballpark budget and establish a spending limit. Most bathroom remodels average about $100 to $200 per square foot.

2.   Get quotes and estimates form different contractors

3.   Determine what your priorities are for your Mesa bathroom remodel. Decide what can wait and what needs to be done now.

4.   Once you have chosen a contractor, you will want to add an additional 15 to 20 percent on top of what they quoted you. This is because there can be a lot of unforeseen problems with a bathroom remodel once walls start to be torn down.

5.   Choose alternative materials, which will keep cost down and help you stay within your budget.

6.   You can also save money by refinishing or resurfacing appliances and fixtures that are still in good working condition.

7.   If you are handy and like to take on big projects, you can also keep the labor cost down by doing a lot of the work yourself.

8.   If you choose to go with a contractor, you can actually save money by, buying the materials yourself.

9.   How you will pay for your bathroom remodel will help you set your budget right away. For example, if you are paying for your remodel in cash, then you know exactly how much you can spend, but if you are using credit then you will have to determine exactly what you want to include in the remodel and determine a rough estimate, this way you know how much to apply for.

10.   Take into consideration how long you continue to plan on living in your Mesa home. If you plan on moving in the next few months or years, you may want to just to some simple upgrades in order to increase the value and selling potential of your home. If you plan on living in your Mesa home for several years or the next decade, then you may want to create the bathroom of your dreams.