Thinking of remodeling your bathroom, but looking to save some money in the process? A remodel will not only drastically improve your bathroom’s looks. It can also help increase the value of your home.
While a bathroom renovation can add value, the costs can pile up rather quickly. Cutting down on costs does not mean you have to settle for less when it comes to your bathroom renovation.
There are a few ways you can have your home plumbing renovations without overstepping your budget. Below, we discuss a few of the tricks you can do to save on plumbing related costs while doing a bathroom renovation.
Plan Your Reno
Properly plan and book plumbing services for your bathroom remodel. Doing so can avoid higher costs.
Planning and scheduling a renovation of any kind is not cheap. The costs can go as high as over a couple thousand dollars. If your plan is to cut down on costs and minimize spending, there is nothing cheaper than the DIY route.
Get a hold of the floor plan for your house and plan the layout step of the renovation part yourself. On the internet, there are thousands of designs available that you can pick and choose to fill out your layout.
If you’re savvy with Photoshop or a similar photo editing software, you can utilize applications to create simple mock-ups of your bathroom in 3D.
May need to do a bit of research, but fortunately, there is a great wealth of educational material out for homeowners interested in taking on a bathroom renovation.
Plan and schedule your professional plumbing services for your bathroom renovation well in advance.
For a plumbing renovation, you will want a plumbing contract and not an emergency plumber to handle the work. There is a big distinction, particularly cost-wise.
Emergency plumbing calls are time-sensitive by nature. Because of this, they will often lead to higher costs. The higher costs are a premium paid for more urgent, immediate service.
Proper scheduling of the work ahead of time can reduce costs – as such work will not be treated as a rushed job or emergency.
Hire Professional And Experienced Plumbers
If your goal is to keep things budget friendly, it makes sense to hire the cheapest plumbing contractor available, right? Not quite. Initially, the low costs may appear good. But what about the work quality?
As the saying goes – cheap homeowners pay twice.
The quality of workmanship may not be up to par with the work done by professional and experienced plumbing contractors. Fixtures or certain aspects of the renovation may not be correctly done. You may need to end up backtracking to fix such issues well after your project is complete.
Best to find a reputable, professional company to handle the work. They will make sure your project is completed within time and on budget.
Simple Is Better
When trying to save money, we recommend keeping things simple.
During the planning process of a bathroom reno, homeowners often want to move fixtures like the shower or toilet to new spots. We don’t recommend doing this.
If you are trying to save money, best to work with the plumbing you have. Moving existing piping will end up costing more. When planning your renovation, develop a layout with your bathroom’s current piping in mind.
The less your plumber has to do, the less you’ll end up paying. Talk and discuss with your plumbing contractor the possibilities of low cost plumbing work. They’ll work with you to plan the best budget friendly route for your renovation project.
Source Materials Directly From Suppliers
Purchasing materials like tiling for your bathroom floor and walls will take up the majority of your bathroom renovation budget. As a homeowner, there are things you can do without any professional experience. For instance, you can prepare the workspace for your plumbing contractor.
If your project calls for it – for further cost-savings, consider the use of reliable, cost-efficient materials such as PEX piping and crimp-fit couplings. While copper piping is the more popular choice, it costs double price-wise, compared to alternative, PEX plastic piping.
Do Part Of The Work Yourself
Doing some bits of the work during your renovation will go a long way in terms of cost savings. As a homeowner, there are things you can do without any professional experience. For instance, you can prepare the workspace for your plumbing contractor.
Removing walls and other bits like the tiling can help your contractor go straight to renovating.
The more time a plumbing professional can spend on doing actual plumbing work, the less money it will cost you in the end. Be sure to ask your contractor about the work you can do to help prepare in advance that does not require much experience.
Bathroom Renovations with True Service Plumbing
Thinking about finally doing that bathroom reno? Give us a call.
Our licensed plumbing contractors will assess your home’s plumbing system and work with you to make that bathroom dream a reality.
From plumbing fixture installation and replacement, plumbing repairs to bathroom renovations, True Service Plumbing has your back when it comes to all things plumbing.