Remodeling expenses may seem inflated, but there’s actually several factors that affect your bathroom remodeling quote.
Home remodeling projects are known to be a large investment, requiring careful consideration and financial planning before beginning the process. When shopping around for contractors, you’ll want to be provided quotes that break down the costs into an easily digestible explanation of what you’ll be paying and why. In this blog, we’ll take a look at what things should go into the bathroom remodeling quote you receive from prospective contractors.
Layout and Structural Work
The basis of every bathroom remodeling quote is its layout. This means the size and scope of the project. Are you remodeling the current space you have, or expanding it into the next room, requiring walls to be knocked down? Are you going to be re-tiling a area of the floor where tiling was not originally replace, requiring for the floor to be torn up or reinforced? All of these aspects will add significantly to the overhead layout cost from the outset.
Layout also feeds into greater structural work. Bathrooms are difficult compared to say a bedroom remodel because significant layout changes require contractors to rework your home’s plumbing. Additionally, electrical needs can enhance the price if significant rewiring is needed. Consider whether you want to work in your the space you have or expand it to get a better idea of what the layout costs will look like.
Another factor that contributes significantly to the overall price tag of your bathroom remodeling quote are what materials you need for the project. This category is probably the most flexible according to your own needs and wants. Do you want specialized niche tiling for your bathroom floor, or are you content with basic linoleum flooring? This also extends to fixtures like toilets, sinks, tubs/showers, and lighting. A full walk in shower with a fancy shower-head will obviously be more expensive than a standard insert tub/shower combo. As stated, material costs is probably the cost point you have the most flexibility with in your bathroom remodeling quote. Communicate your budget with your prospective contractor and direct them on what materials you’d prefer.
Labor and Insurance
The final cost piece of your bathroom remodeling quote to consider is labor costs. These are the fees you pay to the contractors for the work. Not only does this include physical labor done on the remodel, it should include the cost of project design, planning, and management. This part of your quote will largely be determined by the contractor you choose. However, it’s important to note that you absolutely get what you pay for in a remodeling project. While some contractors may be able to undercut the prices of others, be wary where those price cuts are being applied. One of the biggest mistakes than can be made is hiring a contractor that doesn’t have the proper insurance for their employees. If an injury occurs on the job and your contractor isn’t properly insured, a lawsuit could be headed your way. Only invest in contractors that have a proven track record and available feedback from clients.
Let Native Sons Work For You
In need of a contractor with decades of experience and a dedicated team? Contact Native Sons today to get your bathroom remodeling quote. Our project managers work from start to finish with you so everything from material costs to labor costs are properly laid out so there’s not hidden fees waiting for you down the road. Give us a call today.