Bathroom Remodeling Check List Helps Keep Project On Track
Renovations in any part of your home can easily get out of hand, both in the terms of time and in costs, but using a bathroom remodeling check list, you can maintain control of your budget as well as keep the job on track. As part of your planning process a bathroom remodeling check list can also help you determine how much of an upgrade you can afford.
Some of the major items on your list may include any electrical work you may need, plumbing changes or additions, heating and cooling as well as any walls that will need moved or repaired. As some of the first things listed on your bathroom remodeling check list, you can also determine the timing of contractors. For example, if you are going to replace an existing tub and wall tile, plumbing work will need done, but having a carpenter handy for installing new drywall will need to be done first.
In addition to the major work, also listed on your bathroom remodeling check list would be any components, such as cabinets, fixtures and countertops. Also listed would be the type of countertops you plan to install as well as the floor, the sink, storage cabinets and any free-standing furniture.
Planning Keeps Costs Under Control
Having a column on your bathroom remodeling check list that shows the amount budgeted for each item will help you stay in control of the costs of the project. When buying the items on the list and you decide to go over the cost for one item, you can always pick a cheaper model on another component. By looking at the costs before you go to the store, you can have an idea of what the project is going to cost. If the preliminary costs are too high for your budget, you can always switch items to bring the total cost to what you can afford.
Once you have determined the exact cost of your project using the bathroom remodeling check list, you should budget another 10 percent of the total cost for contingencies. For instance, when you are cutting out the wall for a new fixture you accidentally cut through a water pipe and your new drywall is ruined. The contingency budget can pay to replace the cut pipe as well as the ruined drywall.
You may also plan on the time each item on your bathroom remodeling check list should take to complete as a way of keeping the project on track. You will know during the planning stage how much each item should cost, how long it should take as well as what part of your bathroom is not going to be touched during the project.