If you’re planning to do some remodeling in your bathroom space or have recently purchased a home, you may be wondering what the best way to go about it is. Bathroom remodels are quite popular and while there are a number of different options available, many homeowners will find they have some common threads. One of those threads will be the need for a bath remodel. When you decide to do one, there are a few decisions you will have to make regarding what exactly you would like to do with the room.
The average homeowner price tag of a full master Seattle bath remodel just happens to be somewhere around $10,000 – $15,500 depending on bathroom size. Even on a moderate budget you can make small changes that add style and function to your home. Small changes like new cabinetry, new flooring, new fixtures, new toilets, and other bathroom remodeling features are very affordable. Bathrooms are not notorious for having high demand when it comes to updating and there are many great sources for low cost bath remodeling ideas. There are also a number of contractors who specialize in small bathroom remodels. A quick Google search for these contractors will turn up plenty of results in your area.
Before hiring a contractor, make sure they are licensed and that their business is bonded and insured. You should also ask if they offer a free estimate, so you can compare prices before committing to anything. Also check to see if they have any references that you can contact. Most reputable contractors will supply at least two prior clients as a form of customer referrals. This gives you a good idea of what to expect in the work and it makes sure that you don’t end up spending more than you had intended.
There are several options you can choose when it comes to updating your bathroom and one popular choice is to replace your outdated bathroom lighting fixtures with newer, energy-efficient LED bulbs. There are also new slim line lights available that are made to fit flush mount toilets, offering a sleeker, cleaner look and brighter light for the room. If you’re not interested in purchasing new plumbing or light fixtures, there are a number of inexpensive bathroom remodeling options that will still modernize your space without costing a lot of money. Replacing your bathroom’s outdated faucets with sleek and modern glass ones, replacing your old shower curtains with new, more attractive vinyl, installing new flooring throughout the room, and adding new hardware all cost less than some high-end remodeling jobs.
If you have children or pets, installing a new laminate floor or ceramic tile floor may be the perfect way to update your bathroom. There are numerous laminate or ceramic tile floor patterns to choose from that come in a variety of colors, designs, and styles, such as tropical and beach, among others. The laminate or tile flooring can be installed over existing flooring or it can be installed as a sub-floor, which will allow for easier cleaning and installation because all the work is done under the old floor. Ceramic tile and laminate tiles can also be installed with a do-it-yourself glue for a do-it-yourself, inexpensive remodel that offers long-lasting results.
Many people choose to remodel their bathtub and shower both in-house and with the help of contractors. In-house remodels may require only minor changes, while a hired contractor may require major alterations to your tub and shower, such as a new showerhead, soap dishes, or lighting fixtures. For a completed project, hiring a professional contractor will include the purchase of new fixtures and materials, installation, and labor costs. It’s a good idea to research different contractors to ensure you get the best value and professionals with the experience and equipment to complete your remodel.