Guidelines on How to Budget Your Bathroom Renovation
The total project cost of a bathroom renovation generally depends on who is doing the work and how many pricy items you are planning to replace. Actually, an ordinary bathroom renovations cost roughly between $10,000 and $20,000, but these figures may vary from one place to another. Although the bathroom is one of the most renovated areas in the house, it is also the room likely to end up with the highest budget. However, you can take control of your money by deciding on where you can economize or spend extravagantly. Below are some guidelines you can follow if you want to renovate your bathroom without having to break into a bank:
Let durability be your focal point
The fixtures and surfaces are prone to get a great deal of wear and tear, mostly if children are also using the room. You may consider plastic laminate countertops and flooring since they are durable and inexpensive. For the walls, go for interior paint that is resistant to mildew. When choosing fixtures everyone will want high quality construction and brass parts, and a physical vapor deposition finish which is scratch resistant. However, disregard pricier bronze and nickel and opt instead for basic chrome.
Why not consider bathtubs?
Well, you may not be a bath-person, but everyone needs to have a bathtub. Even if you enjoy taking showers, you can still have a shower in the form of a tub combo. You can surely save on cost and maintenance with a one-piece acrylic tub shower compared to a tiled one.
Framed mirrors Vs wall to wall mirrors
Wall to wall mirrors are now considered unfashionable. You can choose framed mirrors, which contemplate modern design. For a perfect look, match the outline of the mirror frame with the moldings.
Radiant floor heating
Besides keeping your floor warm during cold times, this heating system will also stimulate drying hence minimizing the risks of falls and slips. Other than aesthetics, radiant flooring is a highly efficient way of heating your house. It increases comfort while lowering the energy costs.
2014 bathroom remodeling trends
As time passes, so does the bathroom remodeling styles and yearly new makeover designs are introduced. Following are some classical bathroom remodeling trends for 2014.
Walk-in shower that has bench sitting
This is one of the latest bathroom makeovers that make perfect sense. It comes with a handheld shower head that has the flexibility to cater for everyone. Even if you have someone using a walker or crutches in your home, there is a guarantee of obtaining relieving daily shower routine.
Fixtures that use less water
During 2013, about 64% of the US residents encountered drought to some extent. American use around 100 gallons of water daily compared to Europeans who use between 50 to 60 gallons on a daily basis. These statistics are what has made shower heads, faucets and low flow toilets be in high demand. There is no difference in how these fixtures perform and at the same time, they conserve water and help to cut down on your water bill.
If your bathroom remodeling project is carefully planned and your budget well set, you are assured of having an alluring bathroom that has not drove your bank account nil.