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What Goes Into Your Bathroom Remodeling Quote?

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.

Material Costs

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.

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Why Bathroom Remodeling Has a High Price Tag

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. Not to mention hiring something like Best Deal Dumpsters to get rid of all the waste for you. 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.

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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 Brisbane 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.

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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!

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Baltimore Bathroom Remodel


Have you been looking to discover the true cost of remodeling a bathroom in Maryland? If so, you’re probably wondering what are realistic numbers and how much a kitchen remodeling should actually cost you.

Remodeling Costs in Maryland

In our other article, Renovation Costs in Maryland, we discuss what are realistic numbers to expect for your remodeling process. In this article, however, we will be focusing on taking a look at strictly bathroom the cost of remodeling a bathroom.

The Real Numbers

According to a cost analyzer from Remodeling Magazine calculated that an average kitchen remodel in Baltimore costs $18,070.

Why Not Go Cheaper?

You may be asking yourself “can you go cheaper?” The short answer is “yes”, however it is important to remember that you get what you pay for. A lot of the time when you go with a contractor that provides you with an estimate significantly below the average cost, you may be receiving work that is not up to a high enough standard.

The Cheaper You Go, The More Risks You Take

One thing to keep in mind is the more money you save during the initial remodel, the more headaches and repair work your kitchen will probably need later down the road.

Go With An Experienced Contractor That Specializes in Bathroom Remodeling

With over 30 years of experience in the field, we have been providing interior remodeling and kitchen remodeling services to clients all throughout Maryland. If you have any additional questions about your remodeling project before getting started, feel free to send us a message directly on our website or by giving us a call at (410) 788-5179. Our main office is located in Baltimore, MD, where we have a fully-staffed administrative team ready to answer any questions you may have!

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