If you are looking to remodel your bathroom, it is important that you start by first determining the cost of the project. Bathroom remodeling can be an expensive project to carry out. Thus, it is not a type of project that you should do without first knowing what it will cost. Besides, it is not something that you have to start and stop on the way. If you start it and stop it on the way, your family will suffer as they will be denied the use of the bathroom or they have take their bath in an uncompleted bathroom and that is not always good. Based on this, you have to first know the cost of the project in order find out if you will be able to complete it. But estimating the cost or making adequate budget may not be easy for some people. Here are some guidelines to help you get started.
Choose a bathroom design style
Before make your budget, you have to first decide on the design of your bathroom. This is because the new design will determine the fixtures you will be install, where and how they will be installed and the old fixtures that you have to. You may not remove all the current fixtures in your bathroom. The design you choose will determine the what you will and the type you will install as their replacement. Finding a design can be easy as there are several source where you can find numerous bathroom design styles. The internet should be your first port of call in this regard. There are a number of sites that provide images of different bathroom design styles. Check these sites in order to choose a design that will meet your requirement. Another alternative is bathroom remodeling magazine. There are a number of these magazines in circulation. You may find them at newspaper stand or at any store that is home remodeling magazines. Another means of choosing the right bathroom design is to ask your friends.
Make a list of the items to be installed
Now that you made a choice of bathroom design style, you have to decide on the items to install on your bathroom. The design you choose will also determine to a certain extent the items you will install in your new bathroom. Use the image of the design you choose to find out the items to include and those to remove.
Make estimate of the items
Now that you have the list showing the various items to buy, it will be easier for you to make estimate of the cost of each of the item. You can use the internet also in this regard. Just take time to research on each of the items to find out their cost. Don't include the fixtures that you already have and that you will retain. With a proper research, you will find out the cost of each of the item. Write the price of each item beside it.
Other cost to take into consideration
Having listed the items and found out their prices, you should make estimate of other expenses you will incur in the cost of the remodeling. Such expenses include the labor cost and transportation cost. The labor cost should cover the cost of all installations and services you will hire for the renovation work. The transportation cost covers the cost of conveying the items you buy to your home. Budget for unplanned expenses.
Bring all the cost together
Sum up all the cost in order to determine the overall cost. If you do the calculation very well, the total cost will give you a working budget.