How many times have you thought about remodeling your home’s bathroom? It can be a great way to increase your home’s value and give you a little more pep in your steps toward the shower with a vibrant new look. It’s easy to get lost in the possibilities of rejuvenating the entire room, creating a look that’s an outward expression of your personal style.
The thing is, a bathroom remodel is not always simple. In fact, it can be the furthest thing from a simple project, whether you’re underprepared or have done your homework. Any homeowner can experience one of these pain points when a bathroom renovation becomes too much, or even too drawn-out, to bear.
A Long Time Commitment
If your bathroom remodel is focusing on more than one area of the room, you’ll need to be prepared to live without it for what could be an extended period of time. While some remodels may only take a week or two to complete (assuming the bathroom in question is small), a larger project can take several weeks to a month, if not longer, to complete. Here’s hoping you’d have access to another bathroom to use during that timeframe, because you’ll need it while your own bathing space is out of commission.
Whether you hire a professional (which is highly recommended) or try to do it yourself, you’ll need to be prepared to part ways with a hefty chunk of change between the costs of labor (if you go the professional route) and materials. The cost to remodel your bathroom will vary based on the size and nature of both the room and your remodeling ideas, but you can expect to spend thousands of dollars—likely tens of thousands—to get it done.
Expecting the Unexpected
Of course, you’ll also need to plan for the event of something going wrong with your bathroom remodel. This could manifest in several ways, including:
- Something happens that puts you over your budget
- Parts of your bathroom are broken during the remodel process, which could also cause damage to the surrounding areas
- The completed work isn’t up to par, which could drop your home’s value
Before going into any project with a professional contractor performing the work, you should do your research and make sure you’re hiring one that’s well-reviewed, fully licensed and insured, and known for providing honest, straightforward customer service. The last thing you need is a contractor that keeps you in the dark about something that went wrong, only for you to find out the hard way later.
What Can You Do to Refresh Your Bathroom?
While this article may have cooled down your desire to take on a full-scale bathroom remodel project in your home, this doesn’t mean you’re limited to touching up the paint on the walls and buying some new accessories. Some bathroom remodeling contractors perform wet-area renovations—focusing on the room’s bathing areas rather than the entire room. Making big changes to one of the most-used areas of your bathroom is a fast, cost-effective way to put a new spin on your space.
Bath Planet of Tampa is one such bathroom remodeling company proudly serving the Tampa Bay area. From tub and shower replacements or conversions to barrier-free shower installation for individuals with limited mobility, we can help you get the new bathroom you desire in no time! Contact us to learn more about our services and schedule a consultation.