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3 Essential Things To Know Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

what to know before bathroom remodel

Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or you want to update some worn out bathroom fixtures, remodeling your bathroom is an excellent way to revive your space.

After all, it’s one of the areas in our homes where we spend the most time, so why not make it a welcoming space to relax and recharge? If it’s your first time remodeling, it can be intimidating to know where to start.

We rounded up three of the most important things to know that will save you time and ensure your project gets off to a great start.

How Much Does A Bathroom Remodel Cost?

The answer to this question varies widely depending on how extensive your remodel is going to be.

A typical range for a bathroom remodel is between $6,000 to a little over $15,000, with the average national cost being around $10,000. It’s possible to do your remodel for much less if you forego high-end fixtures for more economical options.

Other things like where you live, the size of your bathroom, and changes to the bathroom’s layout can all impact the final price. If you’re on a tight budget, don’t worry; you can still create the bathroom of your dreams. You may just have to be more frugal in your design choices.

How Long Does It Take?

Estimating how long a bathroom renovation will take is a complex task. But when there’s only one bathroom in the house, knowing how long it will be out of order is crucial so you can start making plans.

Trying to do all the remodeling yourself may sound like a great idea at first, but many homeowners realize too late that it would have been much faster to just hire a professional.

To give you an idea, a small bathroom remodel can take around 24 days, and that’s only if nothing unexpected pops up. More complex renovations, downtime, and unforeseen issues can double the amount of time needed.

In general, you can reasonably expect a bathroom remodel to take anywhere from slightly over a month to almost three months when you hire professional remodeling contractors.

Does A Bathroom Remodel Add Value To A Home?

If you’re preparing to sell your home, upgrading the bathroom is one of those things that can have a high ROI if done right.

In fact, according to, homeowners can expect to regain two-thirds of their investment in a bathroom remodel when they sell. Not bad!

A recently renovated bathroom tends to draw the most attention from potential buyers, so it’s worth taking the time for those finishing touches.

Modern lighting, proper ventilation, new flooring, and retiling the shower are all high-value features that buyers look for.

Hope Plumbing - Your Local Bathroom Remodel Experts

Hope Plumbing is your local bathroom remodeling expert in the Spokane, Post Falls, and Coeur d’Alene area. As a family owned and operated business, we’ve been providing outstanding full service plumbing and remodeling since 1978.

Whether you need plumbing repair, water heater maintenance, kitchen or bath remodel, we do it all! Call us today for your free estimate at (208) 771-3170.

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