Serafina. Bathroom Remodel. December 20th , 2017.
This article "Establishing A Budget For Bathroom Remodeling - Los Angeles" will be talking about how to designing and planning your remodel project. Because this is one of the most important steps in the remodel process. Planning your remodel project is not as easy as going to the local home improvement store, buying some tiles, a new vanity, and some new fixtures, and going home to start tearing your washroom apart. If you try this approach, you will quickly realize that it is not an effective or productive approach.
A very important component of this project is how to establishing your budget for your project. To give you with a beginning point, I was detailed the primary material costs for a washroom remodeling. Please realize that these costs are general estimates for a basic bathroom remodel to guide you when establishing your budget.
1) Permits ― I budget around 10% of the total construction costs for permits fees. 2) Tile – $7 to $15 a square foot. ― The cost for tile varies by the amount of tile needed and type of tile chosen. ― For more information on tile, please refer to the previous articles that I recently wrote. ― Along with the tile, you will also need grout and tile sealer. ― In‐floor heat $14.00 a square foot. 3) Bathtub – $500.00. ― This is the average cost for a 60" long by 30" wide bathtub; 60" long bathtubs usually range in width from 30" to 36" and in height from 14" to 18". ― Soaker tubs start at $1,000. ― Whirlpool tubs start at $1,500.
4) Vanity. ― A good estimate is $125 per linear foot for the vanity. ― This amount is a semi‐custom made vanity of Maple, Cherry, or Oak, with soft close drawers. 5) Vanity top. ― Cultured marble ― staring at $80 a square foot. ― Granite – starting at $90 a square foot. ― Cambria – starting at $90 a square foot. 6) Sink. ― A good starting estimate is $200. ― Depending on the vanity top that you select, you may need to purchase a separate sink. Cultured marble vanity tops have the sink molded in the top as one unit.
7) Bathtub and shower Faucet – $350. ― The finish you select for your faucet will impact your cost; a chrome finish is generally less expensive while brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze cost more. 8) Vanity Faucet – $150. ― The finish you select for your faucet will impact your cost; a chrome finish is generally less expensive while brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze cost more. 9) Mirror – $200. 10) Washroom Accessories – $200. ― Towel bars, toilet paper holder. ― Again, the finish you select will impact the cost.
11) Lights – $200. ― Be sure to have adequate lighting in your washroom; the room is where you begin and end each day. ― Use more than one light for the services of the room such as vanity, mirror, and the shower space. 12) Primer, paint, accessories – $125. ― To help with lighting in the washroom, I suggest using a subtle color for the walls to help reflect the light.
13) Construction Materials. ― $10 a square foot, this is a good starting point. ― Construction materials include tile backer, thin set, screws, drywall, joint compound, and etc. ― If you have a 5 foot by an 8‐foot bathroom, you have 40 square feet. I would budget $400 for materials. 14) Dumpster – $300. 15) Plumbing – $1,000. ― Disconnect the sink, faucet, toilet, bathtub, and shower valve. ― Install a new sink, faucet, shower valve, toilet, and bathtub. ― Install new shut off valves for sink and toilet.
16) Electrical – $800. ― Inspect washroom for a dedicated circuit to comply with current electrical code. ― Update electrical, install new outlets and lights. ― Connect in‐floor heat. ― Install bath fan switch. ― Remove and replace vanity light.
It is important to stay within your overall budget. Once you have a budget established for the items that are needed, it is time to decide who is going to complete the work. Undertaking a bathroom remodel can be a time consuming and stressful situation if you decide to complete the remodeling on your own. Some questions you need ask yourself before attempting a remodel on your own include:
* Do you have the time to complete the remodeling project?
A bathroom cannot be properly remodeling in one weekend. As a contractor, I suggest that you develop a timeline, and then add extra days. Some unforeseen problems will occur. To save yourself unneeded stress during the remodeling project, pad your timeline by a minimum of a few days.
* Do you have the necessary tools to complete the remodeling project?
Whether completing the remodel project by yourself or choosing to work with a contractor this information should be helpful in deciding what you would like to spend on your remodeling and what you expect for your money.
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