4 Things to Consider In Your Bathroom Renovation
While the kitchen remodel remains among the most desired—and most profitable—renovation job for home owners, you can’t simply overlook the rest of the house. One of the most expensive remodeling jobs you can do is in the bathroom but not necessarily because the task itself is costly. This is a small space with a lot of things going on and you have to make sure you can handle all of it.
For example, in every bathroom you have to deal with both plumbing and electricity, often only a matter of inches apart. In addition, there are many textiles to think about. For this reason, the United States National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends that you invest at least six months in planning this project alone. The job, of course, could take even longer.
Looking at the numbers, though, smart Renovco bathroom renovations will always start with the right budget. As such, you need to be aware that the median cost for bathroom renovation (in the United States) in 2016 was roughly $26,000 USD. That is not an average cost, but, again, the median; meaning you could spend a lot less or a hell of a lot more, depending on your situation.
And these numbers are important because bathroom renovations recoup only about 58 percent of these costs in terms of resale.
The first thing you are likely to address in any bathroom renovation is one or more of the plumbing fixtures or the pipes themselves. But, water-efficient plumbing fixtures can save you money (by helping the environment).
Bathrooms are notoriously small so one of the best renovation jobs you can commit to is finding creative ways to maximize the space. This is not just in terms of installing deeper cabinets but you could also consider new tiles or floor patterns that give the illusion of more space. Sure, it doesn’t actually give you more to work with but it could make you feel less cramped; and that matters to a lot of people.
Much like plumbing, lighting is complicated in the bathroom because of its close proximity with plumbing. The goal, basically, is to avoid having to rewire anything and simple install better lighting fixtures in place of the old ones.
You probably don’t really think about ventilation too much but, of course, this is important in a cramped, swampy, temperate room like the lavatory. When approaching your renovation ideas, remember that this could be an opportunity to improve ventilation too.