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Saving Money on Bathroom Renovation Even if the floor area of a bathroom is relatively small, but renovating it can prove costly because of the high expenses of the following: hiring a plumber, materials, such as bathroom fixtures, and tiles; however, the advantage of renovating a bathroom is that a newly remodeled bathroom adds value to the house. The following are cost-savings tips to initiate changes in your old bathroom, especially if you’re planning to remodel it from a small budget. When you want to enlarge your bathroom size, think well for the reason of doing so, because resizing a bathroom is the most expensive aspect of a bathroom renovation since the toilet discharge and sewer pipes are expensive to move, therefore, avoid resizing at all costs. If there are existing non load-bearing walls, walls that do not bear weight on the house foundation, and you still insist on remodeling your bathroom so it can look more spacious, instead of moving the toilet discharge and sewer pipes, why not remove these non load-bearing walls since no permits are required for this.
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Knowing for a fact that some bathroom remodeling projects require complete drywall replacements due to the high content moisture in drywall, it is best to confirm with your contractor if the bathroom drywall should be fully replaced or just partially, so you can save costs on this.
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Since your renovation project on your bathroom is on a budget, if your see some small stains on the tub or shower, a cost-savings alternative is to put a liner over your tub or shower so they will look new; besides, sink, tub, and shower may not necessarily be replaced, especially if they are still operable, and may be replaced on a later time. Between a preformed, one-piece shower stall and a tiled shower, a tiled shower is more expensive due to the costly pay of tile setters and it takes days to set the shower and tiles, while as a preformed, one piece shower can be installed in hours. Toilets should not have to be expensive to do the job right as toilet installations can be routinely done by homeowners themselves, therefore, your should see to it that your contractor does not charge you too high on labor cost for toilet installation. When it comes to the bathroom electrical system, it will be costly to rewire the electrical system, therefore, hire an independent electrician and not one who is associated with the contractor to check on the existing wires, since it is possible that he may just simply recommend to replace the non-grounded outlets with a ground-fault current interrupter outlet.