Setting The Budget And Scope For Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

Are you one of the many homeowners in the United States who would like to have your bathroom remodeled?  No matter what size your project is or how much money you have, you will always need a , and secondly you will need to define the to be performed.

Before we get too far I would like to talk about what the scope of work is and what it is not. The scope of work is not the specifications of materials, rather it is the list of items that will be included in the remodel. An example of the scope in a minor would be;

  1. New Vanity
  2. New Top
  3. New Faucet
  4. New mirror
  5. New wall light fixture
  6. New toilet and seat
  7. New paint on the walls and ceiling
  8. New towel bar
  9. New tp holder
  10. New towel ring
  11. New shower rod and curtain

A great reference for scope of work and the cost associated with is Remodeling Magazines annual Cost vs. Value report. It is region specific and very detailed. I strongly encourage you to visit the site and spend some time utilizing the information you find there to help you set a realistic budget.

Once you know how much you can spend, you are advised to start the planning. For instance, if you need to hire the services of a professional contractor, you need to keep the cost of doing so in mind. Once you have everything planned out, you need to total the costs.  If you are lucky, you will find yourself within your budget, but if not, you will need to make a few changes.

One of the many ways that you can remodel your bathroom while on a budget is by taking everything one step at a time.  If you are interested in remodeling every square inch of your bathroom, but you can’t necessarily afford to do so right now, you may want to adjust your scope of work and complete one project at a time.  By choosing what you would like to have remodeled first, such as your bathtub, you can then move on the next project, when it easier to afford the supplies and the materials needed. Speaking of supplies and materials, where you shop may also have an impact on being able to afford a project.

If you are looking to remodel your bathroom on a budget, you will want to shop around for the best prices on bathroom supplies, fixtures, and materials.  Perhaps, the easiest way to compare prices is to use the internet. With a few minutes and the click of a mouse you could easily find exactly what you need for your next bathroom remodeling project, but at a relatively affordable price. It is also advised that you checkout your local home improvement stores, particularly ones that are known for having good prices. It may also be a good idea to keep an eye out for any television commercials or store fliers that advertise sales on bathroom fixtures, supplies, and remodeling materials. Purchasing all of your bathroom remodeling supplies at a discounted price is the best way to remodel your bathroom while on a budget.

As previously mentioned, if you are on an extremely tight budget you may have to complete the remodeling project yourself, rather than hire a professional contactor. This may be easier if you have prior home improvement experience.  If you do not have any home improvement experience, you can learn what you need to know, but not in a weekend.  You should be able to find instructions and tips on bathroom remodeling online. Also, you can purchase bathroom remodeling books or how-to guides online or from most home improvement stores or bookstores.

Although it is typically expensive to remodel a bathroom, it is still possible to do so while on a budget.

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