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Be sure your remodel goes smoothly with our bathroom renovation checklist.
Be sure your remodel goes smoothly with our bathroom renovation checklist. (Shutterstock)

But to make sure the end results are tailored to your needs, you’ll want to do some planning before contacting professional bathroom remodelers. Here’s what to do.

1. Plan Your Design

While professional bathroom remodelers will be able to help you make structural decisions, it’s wise for you to know ahead of time what you’d like the end result to look like. Do a little brainstorming to come up with concrete ideas, like, “I’d like a freestanding tub and separate shower,” or “I prefer a pedestal sink to a drop-in

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This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Be sure to take these five steps before contacting a professional bathroom remodeler.
Be sure to take these five steps before contacting a professional bathroom remodeler. (Shutterstock)

But to ensure the results are as you hoped, you’ll want to do some planning ahead of time. Take these five steps before contacting a pro.

1. Plan Your Design

While professional bathroom remodelers will be able to help you make structural decisions, it’s wise for you to know ahead of time what you’d like the end result to look like. Do a little brainstorming to come up with concrete ideas, like, “I’d like a freestanding tub and separate shower,” or “I prefer a pedestal sink

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Making a bathroom accessible to people who have a disability can greatly improve their quality of life within the home. Bathrooms have specific challenges for those who use wheelchairs or walkers, or who have mobility problems. Solving these problems during a remodel can help to make the bathroom more user-friendly and accessible for elderly or handicapped members of the household.

Entry and Turning Radius

If you are modifying the bathroom for a person who uses a wheelchair or a walker, make sure the doorway to the bathroom is large enough for her to enter comfortably. Typically, this means expanding the doorway to about 36 inches wide to accommodate a turn from a hallway into the bathroom. Additionally, once inside the bathroom, the person using a walker or wheelchair needs enough space to turn around completely. This turning radius is typically 60 inches of clear space in the center of the

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Kitchen remodels are one of the most high-paying home renovations homeowners can make. By this we mean that your home is going to be worth more, should you ever sell, when you renovate your kitchen. Kitchen renovations are only rivaled by exterior upgrades, such as siding, windows, and landscaping, and bathroom renovations. Luckily, kitchen renovations often include many of these upgrades as well, such as window and patio door replacements. We’ve been lucky enough to be a part of some beautiful kitchen renovations, upgrades, and complete remodels. Today we’re sharing some of our favorites so that you can find some inspiration for your next kitchen remodel.

kitchen with lifestyle windows

The wood windows, wood flooring, and beautiful marble countertops in this kitchen create a beautiful cabin-like style that is classy with an updated feel but still extremely comfortable and homey. This project features our Lifestyle windows, well-loved for having fantastic innovative features, and for

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When it comes to a bathroom remodel and renovation, there is no better expert than Modern Bathrooms. Years of experience has taught them how to handle all types of bathroom projects, from the minimal to the luxurious. From bathroom design to ideas down to tiling and bathroom furniture, they can handle it all.

It could be said that the bathroom is the soul of any home. It is where residents feel most comfortable and how it looks and style speaks volumes to the people who live in the house. It’s important that homeowners spend as much effort in making sure their bathroom is as beautiful as the rest of the house. At Modern Bathrooms, they offer reliable bathroom remodeling services that are top-notched no matter the style or design of the bathroom. Their team of skilled and certified workers and specialists can transform an old and bland bathroom into one

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Estimating Bathroom Remodel Costs

Bathroom remodel costs run anywhere from $2,500 to $25,000. Large master baths in luxury homes might even hit or exceed $50,000. The typical homeowner will spend between $6,000 and $15,000 for a complete tear out and replacement of all walls, fixtures and appliances.

Labor will run you anywhere from 40% to 65% of your total project. Ranges depend on your location. While material pricing doesn’t change much from place to place, a higher cost of living means higher wages.

Determining your bathroom makeover budget can be tricky. Consider the following:

  • Room size.
  • Regional pricing differences. Expect to pay up to 20% more if you live in an area with high real estate prices.
  • Quality of materials. A fiberglass shower surround might run only $300. Custom tile work can easily hit $3,000+.
  • Changing the floor plan. Making your bath larger, like converting a half bath to a
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Cost Summary of Small Bathroom Remodeling

Typical Price Range = $1,000 to $15,000+
Average Cost = $8,000-$10,000
Best/Cheapest Price = $100-$400
Typical Hourly Rate = $50-$75 per hour

When you are remodeling a small bathroom, you need to make sure that your costs are always in the forefront of your mind.

Keep in mind that although the average small bathroom remodel costs around $9,000, that your labor & materials costs will vary depending on location and quality of fixtures you choose.

 

Layout

One of the major influences over the small bathroom remodel cost you will have to bear is the type of layout you select. If the new layout will require you to do a lot of renovating, then your prices will go up significantly. Renovating includes taking down walls and putting up wall components like dividers.

Selecting a layout that is simple and works well

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Kitchen Remodel Cost Estimator

a kitchen remodel costs $75 to $350 per square foot.

Kitchen remodels cost $75 to $250 per square foot. The first step in determining your estimate is looking at the space. Before you get to the smaller questions, ask yourself the big questions:

  • What do you want from the space?
  • How do you want it to look and function?
  • Is the size and configuration right?

Also ask: What should you spend? The industry says spend 5% to 15% of the home’s value on this project. If your house is worth $300,000, you could spend $30,000 without negatively affecting its resale price.

Consider some of these alternative options if you want to save money:

Kitchen Renovation Budget Breakdown

Kitchen renovations cost $12,500 to $34,0000, with a typical spend of around $23,000. The rate divides into materials, installation, lighting and plumbing fixtures.

According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, the expenses break

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Most people think Renovation and Remodeling are the same things, however, technically the truth is not like that. It’s true that we often hear them being used interchangeably. But these two terms stand for a different type of home improvement.

So, what is the difference, does your house need a renovation or a remodel?

The distinction between them is the extent of the changes. A renovation involves making cosmetic updates to an existing layout; a renovation does not involve changing the structure itself. It is an act of making something existing to new or better.

On the other hand, a remodel goes deeper and does involve changing the structure and sometimes even the layout itself – usually including demolition and possibly even new construction. It’s common for a remodel to involve changing the use of the space, whether you’re changing the room’s layout or not.

For instance, a bathroom renovation

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