Category: Renovation

Bathroom Renovations: A few useful tips

One of the places that need constant attention in any home is the bathroom. This is hardly surprising, considering the damp, humid conditions to which this room is subjected on a daily basis. Over time, it is inevitable that your bathroom will need to be remodeled to give it the fresh look that’s in keeping with the rest of your house. Here, in any case, are a few tips that will turn this most important of rooms into a thing of beauty.

How much does it cost to remodel the average bathroom?

The first thing that you need to consider before renovating your bathroom is cost. This, of course, is going to be variable, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. Cost is also going to be determined by the style that you wish to adopt. Nevertheless, bathroom renovations, on average, can set you back between $3500 and $9000. Your budget should, therefore, be something along these lines.

Bathroom Renovations are a DIY no, no!

Tune your television set to any channel, and you are likely to come across countless shows that have burly men “doing it themselves” in some backyard. If this has inspired you to begin carrying out similar work in your bathroom, you should immediately discard the idea. Bathroom renovations are labor and knowledge intensive, and will likely be beyond the scope of the average person.

A lot of the work that needs to be done can actually only be done by licensed people. Should you decide to do the it yourself, it is likely that you will void the warranty on your home. You could even end up incurring fines. In fact, you could end up incurring even more costs down the line should you improperly carry out the work. This is one job on which you should hire professionals and be glad while doing so.

Make sure that the job is done properly

We are all looking to make savings right? This, after all, is the only reasonable way to go. What do you do, therefore, should you discover that you need to pay more than the budgeted amount due to the fact that the plumper has just told you that you need to have all the pipes that are in your bathroom replaced? Well, bathroom renovations are, as we have already stated, a labor intensive process. What’s more, many of the fittings that are removed cannot be reused.

You should, therefore, make sure that all the work that needs to be done is done correctly to avoid the cost of having to start over a short while later. Should you decide to skimp on, as we have already noted, having your pipes replaced, there is a high risk that you will actually need to completely have the job redone should the pipes burst a short while later. Once you have decided to have your bathroom remodeled, make sure that the job is done to perfection the first time around. The best way to make sure your dream bathroom is within your budget is to bring in a bathroom reno expert. The first step I made after making the decision to renovate my bathroom was to call a quality gold coast bathroom renovation service and get an expert’s opinion on price, time involved and how to get the most from my budget.

Renovate the entire house

Okay, so you have decided to renovate your bathroom, but, how about the rest of your home. Often, you will discover that it is better to have the work done at once, as this allows you to go for a uniform look for the entire house. That is the reason why it is advisable to carry out remodeling work on your entire home at once. You definitely do not want to have a bathroom that looks spanking new, while the rest of your house remains old and unattractive.

Renovations That Are Worth It

Kitchen

Renovations are not all about spending your extra money to make your house prettier and more comfortable. Some people who are planning to sell off their property do some renovation first so that it can add value to their beloved home. Now this one is a little bit tricky since not all improvements pay off, sometimes, the amount you spend for renovations will not yield enough returns, so that’s why you need some guide on how to this. Luckily, I’m here to give you some basics that you can use for your next renovation.

Do repairs for usability and not just beauty.

KitchennMost of the mindset when doing renovations is to make everything prettier. While this is the reason that we are doing renovation, in our situation in which we need something that will make our place pricier in the day of sale, that is not the only thing you should consider. The best example of this is the kitchen. An old kitchen will not net you that much amount, but if upgraded right, it will be worth it. And, it is easy to do and will not cost you that much during the renovations. Things like upgrading an old microwave to something that is more efficient and will match the theme of the kitchen is something that you should do. An old refrigerator that does not fit well and at the same time cost a lot of electricity is another example. You will not believe how a good kitchen can increase the price of your house. The only thing that you should be aware of? Just do not go overboard with the appliances, make everything balanced, for example, a do not go buying off a super-luxury table for a set of devices that are only middle class. They will not fit well and will be ignored during the time of sale.

bathroomBathroom addition or renovation might be good at a glance, but not in the long run.

Sometimes, you might be thinking that adding a bathroom in your house is a good investment. Well, at a glance, it is. But once you considered the renovation cost, you will see that it is not. Bathroom addition or renovation cost a lot because you’ll need a lot of new things, like tiles, bowl, bathtub, etc. Do not forget plumbing, electricians, etc. Well, according to research, on average, compared to the cost and the amount you received during the time of sale, bathroom addition, renovation or major expansion will not yield more than 60 percent of the expenses you’ve done. This percentage return is minuscule, unlike the kitchen part which in some situation, could yield a larger amount compared to the amount you spent. A lot to consider right. So before planning that major overhaul of your bathroom, think about if you need it since this is not a sound investment if you are planning to sell this property in the future.

Good insulations are always good if you don’t have them yet.

Good insulations might cost you a little bit more, but it is essential if you want to compete in the housing market. If you already have insulation installed but they are not that good, they barely matter. So the only thing that matters is sound insulation. In the housing market here in Melbourne, it is either right or nonexistent; there is no in between.

Summary.

Renovations that pays off are rather few, but with enough research and statistics, you can be aware what might be a sound investment, and house renovation when you are planning to sell off your property should be approached with a different mindset as compared to standard improvement. So, the thing about it, or stay tuned, will talk about this in our future articles.

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