Bathroom Budgets CT
By Your Fiderio Expert Apr 8, 2013
If you’re interested in remodeling your CT bathroom, but don’t know where to start, Fiderio & Sons offers our best “bathroom on a budget” tips.
As your leading CT bathroom contractors, we understand how expensive it can be to remodel a bathroom. A bathroom project should not be a financial burden to any homeowner, so we recommend taking the time to map out your bathroom budget from beginning to end. Take the time to plan out all of your “must have” bathroom essentials, including things that you really need and things that you could probably live without. As you shop, take notice of any additional bathroom wish list items that you have found that you may go back and buy if your budget allows for it. Always anticipate spending a little more money on your bathroom renovation than expected, and make sure that you have a bit of your budget padded to prepare for this. In general, the costs of a new bathroom can add up quickly and put some homeowners in a panic. You can avoid this fear by following some of our expert advice on minimizing bathroom costs.
You want your bathroom to meet all of your needs and reflect your style, while planning for resale value. Your new or renovated bathroom should match the rest of your home and add to its curb appeal. While everyone would love an extremely opulent powder room, it may not make sense with the style or average home buyer. Try not to spend more than 10 percent (at the most) of your home’s current market value. A great way to budget your bathroom is to remember that an over-the-top bathroom probably won’t be as desirable to home buyers as you think.
A great way to save money on future bathroom investments is to design your bathroom around a universal design. This design should be able to accommodate a person in every stage of his or her life, including infancy to old age. If you want to stay in your home, and age along with it, then you should be practical about your bathroom renovation. We recommend a large bathroom with features that won’t need to replaced as time passes. Think space, accessibility and ease of use. You may even want to consider reviewing some of the ADA guidelines for bathrooms.
Not everything in your bathroom has to be expensive. There are ways to get the look of fancy finishes, without hurting your wallet. We recommend speaking with your bathroom contractor and seeing where your materials can be cut in price. If you love marble, but can’t afford a large slab of it, then consider choosing marble tiles or smaller, cut pieces. Another smart choice is to consider materials that have a faux design (like marble) as an affordable alternative. Do your research and look up all of your favorite high-priced appliances and materials, then ask your contractor for helping finding more cost-effective alternatives.
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