It can be incredibly difficult to find a home that meets all of your exact needs and wants. For example, you may be forced to choose between a home with a large yard, great location, or updated interior. Many people will have different ideas about what home to choose, however, there are some essentials that everyone should remember. You can never change the location of your home, but you can change what the interior of your home looks like.
If you are considering buying a new home, one thing that may be holding you from pulling the trigger is the current condition of the bathroom. While many people want a home that is updated and move in ready, this is not always possible. If you want to save a little bit of money on the purchase price and are willing to do a little work, you can make any home your dream home.
One of the most common home renovations that people take on is a bathroom renovation. There are many possible ways to revamp an outdated bathroom, so it is important that you determine exactly what you want before starting the process. Here are some examples of bathroom renovations that can increase the functionality of your home, increase your home’s value and give you a bathroom that you can be proud of.
One of the simplest ways to improve any bathroom is to replace the vanity that you currently have. You can likely do this job yourself if you are handy but can also hire a professional if you do not feel comfortable. To replace a bathroom vanity, you should expect to pay anywhere from about five hundred dollars, if you do it yourself, and up to three thousand if you pay for labor and a custom vanity. There are very affordable options available that you can pick out from any local home store, but if you are looking to completely transform your bathroom and get a one of a kind room you may decide to spend more and get a custom vanity built. If you are looking to take on this task, you should expect to spend about five hours from the time you start until you are able to turn the water back on.
A tiled shower is one of the most sought after things in a new home. Many people would love to have a new, ceramic tiled shower in their new home. While you can find homes that have this, you will often be required to pay a much higher price for a home that is already up to date and modern. If you are looking to save money and complete a bathroom renovation on your own, one project you may want to take on is tiling the shower yourself. This is a more complicated bathroom renovation and if you have no experience laying tile, this one may be best left up to a professional. To tile a new shower, you should expect to pay about three thousand dollars. This price can change depending on the size of the shower you have, demolition charges, and materials. If you have a larger bathroom or want premium tiles, you should expect to pay a little bit more. The benefits of taking on this bathroom renovation is that you are able to pick out exactly what you want and not have to live in someone else’s tastes. You can also feel great about knowing that you have increased the value of your home significantly after taking on this project.
Another great way to increase the value of your home and make your bathroom feel larger and more modern is to update the current flooring. If you are going to update the floors, you should also think about adding a new toilet while you do it because you will need to remove the toilet to update the floors. Depending on the floors that you choose to have, it is typically best to hire a professional, unless you already have experience laying floors.
Depending on the size of your bathroom, this project should take about one day to do and will cost about seven hundred to one thousand dollars. Obviously, it will cost more if you want premium flooring materials or if you have a larger bathroom. When choosing the floors in the bathroom, make sure that you choose materials that are waterproof. Since there is a lot of moisture in this room, you will want to have either vinyl or tile floors.
One of the best ways to make a bathroom look new and feel newer is to replace the toilet. This is one task that almost everyone could probably do on their own. It is a very affordable way to transform a home. The average toilet replacement costs about two to three hundred dollars, including the price of a new toilet. Adding a new and white toilet to any bathroom will give a cleaner and fresher appearance. So, if you are looking to purchase a new home do not let the current condition of the toilet stop you from buying it. This is a fairly easy home renovation project that can be completed in about two hours.
If you are looking to buy a home and do not like anything about the current bathroom, it may be best to fully remodel the entire bathroom. Doing small projects over time may help you save money upfront, but it can cause added frustration and actually cost more over time. Fully gutting your bathroom and starting from scratch is ideal if you want to replace the tub, vanity, floors and toilet. A total replacement will take about three days to do and will cost about eight to ten thousand dollars on average. This price will typically include a new tub, ceramic tiled shower, new vanity, new floors, new toilet and new lighting fixtures. If you are opting for this, make sure to meet with different contractors to get the best price and best timeframe.