Depending on the original fixtures and features installed in a home, a bathroom can begin to look outdated within a decade or two of its construction or last renovation. One of the best ways to update the look and functionality of this important room is to complete a bathroom renovation.
The Scope of the Project
Before you begin a home improvement project in any room, it is important to determine what the scope of the project is. A rather affordable remodel for a master or secondary bathroom may include updating the flooring and fixtures. A more expensive project may involve tear down walls, moving plumbing features like a shower to a new location and more. A higher end project may also use upgraded materials and luxurious features. The scope of a project will be based on the overall functionality of the current space, the desires of the homeowner and the available budget.
One important factor to consider when planning for bathroom renovations is the budget. For most of these projects, a large portion of the expenses may be recouped in the form of increased home value. However, there are limits to this. For example, if ultra-high end features are installed in a neighborhood with small starter homes, the full cost will likely not be recouped in the form of equity. When a homeowner is planning a budget, they should take time to consider which features and what overall quality is common for the local community. Looking at home sales listings in the area can be insightful.
When to Get Help
Some homeowners will take a do-it-yourself approach to upgrading and remodeling. Depending on the overall experience and skills of the homeowner coupled with the work that needs to be done in the home, some will benefit from contracting professional assistance for their project. Keep in mind that the overall quality of the work will have a direct impact on the finished result. Many homeowners will benefit from contracting help for their project, but all need obtaining assistance with portions of their project that involve electrical wiring, moving plumbing features and other related tasks.
Ultimately, the result of your efforts could serve to increase the home's value and improve the overall look and function of the space for the homeowner. Completing all stages of the project can be challenging, but many homeowners will find that a renovation is highly rewarding and beneficial.