Remodeling Your Bathroom – Don’t Forget to Plan Ahead - Chernov Team

Remodeling Your Bathroom – Don’t Forget to Plan Ahead

 

 

You’ve got a little extra money, and you want to reinvest it in your house; it will pay dividends later. You’ve decided that remodeling your bathroom will give you the most bang for your buck; it’s a convenient bonus that you will get to enjoy the benefits of a magnificent bathroom until you sell your home. However, it is wise to approach this project with a little trepidation; make sure you have all the pertinent information before handing over a chunk of change. This article will briefly discuss the information you should gather before you spend all that money on a snazzy new shower in an elegant looking room.

(1) How Much Will This Cost Me?

In general, remodeling your bathroom will cost about $25k, but the standard deviation on that average is huge. You can go big, or you can go small, going big will cost way more (there are some pretty fancy [and expensive] toilets out there). There is an added benefit of setting a budget for your remodel as well; much like budgeting for a wedding, it forces you to be realistic about what matters most to you.

(2) Who is the Bathroom For?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that you should upgrade more if you are upgrading the master bath, as opposed to the guest bathroom. Similarly, if you are remodeling the children’s bathroom, there is no need to go all out. Assuming that adults will be using this bathroom, and there is already a tub somewhere else in the house, you will get a lot of mileage from investing in a lavish walk-in shower (it also takes up less room than a fancy jacuzzi).

(3) How Much Will This Remodel Alter the Flow of Life at Home?

Remodeling a bathroom isn’t as simple as going to the store and buying snazzy new appliances, it takes time – approximately 25 days to be slightly more specific. If your home is a single bathroom residence, this is something you want to think long and hard about your remodel (it can be done, you will just have to make plans for the days you won’t have access to your shower and toilet).

(4) Will This Remodel Work for You When You Are Old and Grey?

Not all remodels are for resale, some are for quality of life. More and more members of the boomer generation are staying put in their homes in light of economic instability and a questionable financial future for them. There are some indicators that the same economic instability will be present for other generations as well, and you should be aware of that. As such, you may want to consider whether your remodeled design will be functional for you when you are older; high walled Jacuzzis sound nice to 30 somethings, but at 70, stepping into that badboy might be equivalent to the X games.

At the Chernov Team we understand that knowledge is power, even when it comes to little things like upgrading your bathroom. At the Chernov Team we know that whoever comes to the table most prepared leaves with the most, and the Chernov Team always leaves the table with the most.

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