As with any other construction or remodelling projects, certain unexpected things may suddenly cause you to spend more than what you originally intended. This is why you’ll want to give at least 15% cushion in your overall budget.
This way, you won’t have to dip into your savings to cover the unexpected costs. Besides, if you didn’t need to use that extra 15% for the bathroom, then you can put that in your savings account or use it to pay for other building services you may want to avail of.
Consider all Your Options
You should also take some time to know what options are available to you with regards to this particular renovation project. This is true especially when it comes to choosing the materials to use and fixtures to be installed, and this goes not only for bathroom renovations but for other projects like the construction or renovation of your outdoor living areas. When you go and visit a home centre or a hardware store, don’t just take a look at the displayed items. Instead, take some time to talk to the sales representative or manager and ask if they have any other items in their storage and if you can go and see them.
In the event that you don’t see what you want in the stores, then you can always go online and search for online sellers and retailers, or better yet visit a manufacturer’s website and see their products there. If you can, you may want to consider buying directly from the manufacturer since they usually sell their products for lower prices when compared to retailers. Keep in mind though that the delivery may take as long as one or two months, and you’ll want to include this factor when it comes to planning your time frame for the project.