What you need to know about the average renovation costs to save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars the next time you renovate your home, is having this.
Average Renovation Costs
One of the biggest things about understanding how to save money when it comes to improvements is knowing how to do them. When you are not familiar with the renovation process, then you are at the mercy of the contractor or designers experience you hire. When you ask the designer or contractor to do something you want, they will see about making it happen. What you may not know, there could have been a cheaper way that looks just as good or better depending on what you want done.
There could be many instances where you could ask for something where the cost could have a significantly higher or lower price depending on what you want. Let’s pick an example to keep this simple but get the point across about how one thing can lead to another that just keeps adding up the costs.
Example: Shower doors
Most people do not realize that when you design a custom tiled shower from the floor to the ceiling that by design, you could pay as much as twice to eight times as much just on your doors, because of one simple design detail.
Imagine that some people have paid as much as twice to eight times the price just for the shower doors for the same size shower with the same features all because of one simple design change. You could be thinking, what simple design change causes your shower doors to increase in cost by such an amount when you still have all the same features in the shower.
Let’s just say, as a contractor that specializes in custom showers, that I get called for other people’s jobs as a sub-trade where they have everything designed, and I’m to go in and waterproof and tile the shower. Once I’ve done my part, they install the fixtures and glass doors.
So here is the one simple design feature that has cost a homeowner from paying around $500.00 to paying $3,000.00 for their shower doors. The shower bench was designed to be even with the curb. By doing this, you can no longer purchase a quality door that is already pre-existing from a store because you need your stationary glass panel to be custom cut to fit up and around the bench on the curb where the glass door and panels need to be mounted.
That was just one example of where you could pay extra money where you may not want to. There are times that you wish for a particular look and feel to your place that will have a price tag to achieve. The point that I’m making is you may not always know where you can save money without compromising on the structural integrity and final finishes of your home renovations.
Just with this shower example, here are some cost differences you would have made decisions on, for its overall design.
- Total acrylic shower kit 1-3 pcs design cheapest.
- Acrylic tray for floor and tile the walls.
- Entire shower installed with tile including custom tray.
- Any of the above with added features like bench, niche or both.
- Type of patterns and borders used in the shower.
- Type of material the tiles are made of, ceramic versus stone.
- The type of faucets used for the shower, diverters, body jets, overhead rain or steamer jets.
- And of course, the door system we had already mentioned.
Now this was just one small example with a shower, so consider an entire bathroom. How about if you plan on doing the whole basement to undergo renovations. So what exactly can you do to make improvements easier and more cost efficient while always trying to save money when renovating.
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