Bathroom remodeling can be costly. Keeping track of all the expenses involved in the project — from purchasing materials to paying contractors and setting aside a contingency fund — is critical, especially if your budget is tight. Here are several tips on how to stay within budget during the remodel.
Understand the Project
First, always have an idea of what kind of improvements you want. If your budget is tight, differentiate between needs and wants, and prioritize the former.
Whether you’re undertaking basement finishing or bathroom remodeling, you need to prioritize functionality as well as aesthetics. For example, there is an important difference between installing tiles and new bathroom windows. Both can make the room look better, but if the window is still serviceable, you may want to prioritize fixing broken tiles first.
Plan Out Potential Costs
Once you have an idea of what you want, map out the costs of the project and then check for line items you can change or cut. Also, remember that anything can happen during the process. From unexpected issues to emergency home repair, these occurrences might derail your budget. Even if you plan out what you’ll spend, you also need to prepare for emergencies. Set aside a contingency fund so you won’t be caught unprepared during emergencies.
Check for Leftovers
Sometimes the most useful materials might come from previous remodeling projects. Look around and see what leftovers local sales offer you. You might find tiles or elegant plumbing from these places available at a great price. Check with your contractor to see if the material you are purchasing is up to industry standards.
Northside Construction Services has over a decade of experience in kitchen, basement, bathroom remodeling and more. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and customer-focused approach to all our projects. Learn more about us by calling (678) 233-2400. We cover homes in Lawrenceville, Johns Creek and Cumming, GA.