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Don't Overlook These Costs When Revamping A Bathroom

There are five costs that so easily get forgotten or overlooked when revamping or renovating a bathroom.

13/11/2020

 

When undertaking a revamp or renovation project, the most popular type of project that people like to do is a bathroom. A bathroom renovation has a lot of potential for revamping or renovation and it is easy and not too expensive to be transformed. You can transform a bathroom easily depending on your style, taste, and overall goal for your project.

However, when homeowners take on a large-scale bathroom renovation, they plan their budget accordingly but tend to miss some very important costs. In this article, we look at some easily overlooked or forgotten costs that come into play when revamping a bathroom.

 

 

Using the Services of a Plumber

You are going to need to hire a plumber, as this is often an important step in the process of remodelling a bathroom. If you are just swapping out certain fittings or sanitary ware or doing basic projects such as painting or tiling, you may not require the services of a plumber. But before you start, do make sure you turn off the water supply at the main stopcock before removing and replacing fittings.

If you are working on a large-scale project and you are uncertain regarding the plumbing, or know for a fact you will be altering the current plumbing layout, it is best to hire a professional Plumber. Hiring a Plumber can be expensive, so make sure to plan for this cost accordingly.

 

 

 

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Removing Waste Materials

Getting rid of all the different types of waste materials that can accumulate during a renovation is another often forgotten cost. Often times you are removing large materials such as bathtubs and showers, or large quantities of materials in order to put in new ones. These items cannot be thrown into a trash bin; tiles, bathtubs, toilets, and other sanitary ware  are just a few of the items that you might have to pay for removal.

If you are working with a remodelling contractor, check to ensure that they will also take away any rubble or items. Some might charge additional for this service, so be sure to ask. 

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Delivery or Transportation of Large Items

Renovating a bathroom is unique in many ways but especially in the fact that it can involve the transport of large and incredibly heavy items, such as bathtubs, sinks, toilets, and more. If you are renovating your bathroom, especially if it is not located on the ground floor, make sure to consider the time, money, and energy that you will have to spend to get it up the stairs.

Bear in mind that in addition to weight, size is another factor to take into consideration. If you select any items for your bathroom that can’t fit through your doorways, around corners or have to be taken upstairs, you may have to consider other options.

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Increasing the size of the Bathroom

Should you decide that you want to increase the size of an existing bathroom, most often to have more space, there are additional costs that you will need to anticipate. First off, you will need to hire a contractor to undertake plans and building work.

If you have previous experience with this kind of a construction project and are confident of your skills, you may be able to tackle it yourself. However, the tools and materials needed for construction can be costly, especially if you need to knock down walls of adjacent rooms and turn some or all of an adjacent room into more bathroom space.

 

Replacing Bathroom Fittings and Fixtures

When you are looking at replacing bathroom fixtures and fittings, it is important to pay attention to the cost of the different pieces themselves. Depending on the kind of look and design you want for your newly renovated bathroom, you will find a range of prices, and buying an abundance of these items can quickly add to the costs.

Small pieces of hardware such as cabinet handles, new taps, doorknobs, and light fixtures are some items where you can focus your attention and enhance the overall aesthetic of the bathroom - just remember to itemise what you buy and track your budget both in the planning stages and during the remodel.