If you’re considering remodeling your bathroom, it’s likely that you’ve taken look at standard prices in your area and had to catch your breath. In 2017, the national average for a mid-range bathroom remodel was $18,546. That is as much a new mid-range car. However, the reality of bathroom remodeling is that it requires a large variance of skills, materials, and design strategies to execute a remodel that delivers the beauty and proper functionality you desire. Below, we’ll break down each important aspect of your bathroom remodel. By the end, you may come to realize that the scary price tag you see upfront is actually reasonable, all things considered.
Laborers With Different Skills Are Required
Bathrooms can be notoriously difficult to remodel for laborers due to the fact that a variety of different skills come into play to create a beautiful and functional bathroom. Not only do you need laborers with expertise in the installation of tiles, and fixtures such as sinks and tubs, but replacing your toilet often requires the oversight of a skilled plumber to ensure that the remodel does not adversely affect your home’s internal piping. Replacing your light fixtures? The remodeling crew will require the skills of an electrician. One unnecessary way remodeling can run up the price tag is if the company you choose does not have laborers with all these skills at their disposal, and are then forced to subcontract additional services out. This can be avoided by employing a company like Native Sons who ensures a Master Plumber and Master Electrician complete the proper jobs on each remodel.
One unscrupulous way contractors may attempt to cut costs for you and them is by employing laborers that are not certified, or covered by insurance. While this may save money in the short run, a plethora of troubles can arise for you if an uninsured worker is injured on a job site in your home. Only trust your remodeling jobs to reputable contractors with a tangible track record.
Remodeling Materials Rarely Come Cheap
Another crucial part of your remodels total price tag is the cost of the materials that are going into the project. Fixtures from toilets to sinks to tubs, to tiling and waterproofing, can all vary widely in price, but as with anything else, you are largely paying for quality. If you can afford to splurge, then handcrafted tiles and a state of the art installation may be the way for you. However, choosing the cheapest option in every category can end up costing you more over time. Selecting bargain tiles that aren’t properly waterproofed may see cracking and mold that require your floor to be torn up in and redone in a few years time. Or consider ventilation systems. If you select a fan that can’t stand up to the moisture produced in your bathroom, you could soon be paying to have walls and ceilings mended. Worse yet, a cheap bathtub installation, especially if not properly waterproofed by your contractors, can lead to leaks that cause structural damage to your home stretching far beyond the bathroom. Overall, when considering materials, it is important not to just consider aesthetics but focus on longevity, and if saving some money now will be worth spending far more down the road.
Overhead Costs Help Ensure Quality
No one is a fan of overhead, the seemingly phantom expenses tacked on to our bills at the end of the day. However, in the case of remodeling, the overhead actually serves an important purpose, ensuring that your project is well conceived, designed, and implemented. It gives you the assurance of preemptively handling issues before they arise, from the surprise permit necessary for completing a remodel to design flaws that could’ve been avoided had contractors taken more meticulous care planning. While contractors may be able to save you money by cutting corners on the design process, the reality is that more often than not this can lead to issues that range from you being so dissatisfied with the final product to disastrous oversights that can result in significant damage to your home. Contractors that skimp on the planning phase may not have a proper solution of how to handle antiquated plumbing or be versed in the building code of your area. All of these flaws fall back on you, and your wallet. As such, it is crucial to select a contractor with that has to experience with meticulous planning and meeting their customers’ needs.
Want To Learn More About Bathroom Remodeling?
With over 30 years of remodeling experience, Native Sons prides itself on our ability to maximize quality and affordability from the design to material selection to installation. With a variety of valued partners, from Reico Kitchen and Bath to The Home Depot, Native Sons is prepared to deliver you the bathroom remodel you’ve always desired. Contact us for a quote today!