Why do bathrooms cost so much to renovate?

Per square foot, no room in the house requires more work or costs more money to remodel than the bathroom. The combination of plumbing, moisture content, electrical wiring and decorating schemes packaged into smaller residential spaces creates unique demands for a bathroom remodeling. Maybe the frame of the tiled shower just needs a reorganization rather than a complete replacement. Or the dressing table can be painted rather than torn off and replaced.

Everything is more difficult to replace when you are remodeling a bathroom. On the one hand, bathrooms are embedded deeper in the house than in other rooms, making it difficult to extract demolished materials. Similarly, it is much more difficult to introduce new building materials into the house. And you often have to carry items through the rooms you want to keep clean.

Remodeling a bathroom will not only make your bathroom experience more enjoyable, but it will almost always increase the value of your home. If a complete bathroom remodel by a professional is out of budget, you can always opt for a homemade bathroom renovation. Even though a bathroom may be small in square feet, almost all professionals who would participate in a larger renovation will continue to participate in your project. If you're handy with common household tools, you can probably undertake projects such as installing bathroom floors, laying ceramic tiles, painting walls, installing a bathroom vanity, adding a GFCI outlet, and even running branch circuits.

Before you rip off that old tile, be prepared to spend at least two months planning, building and finishing your bathroom renovations. If your house has two or more bathrooms and everyone needs remodeling, it makes perfect sense to start with the largest and most widely used master bathroom. A renovated bathroom or bathrooms tend to be one of the key features that add value to your home, and the average homeowner recovers about two-thirds of the cost of remodeling on resale.

Brielle Wilson
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