A bathroom renovation, no matter what the size, requires an investment. We sometimes hear a project will ‘cost too much’ and the plans of a homeowner are put on hold for further consideration.
The question we often ask at this time is to what are you comparing the cost of a bathroom renovation project?
Perspective On A Bathroom Renovation Quote
In reviewing a quote for a bathroom renovation, there are a number of things to consider. The first thing to consider is your frame of reference. Be sure you are not limiting great options for your bathroom renovation. Start by asking the following questions –
- Is the price is unreasonably high? (the value is not equal to the price)
- Is the quote is more than I budgeted?
- Is the quote is more than I can afford?
- I think I can get the same work done for less – even if your price is fair, I think I can do better
Often times with a bathroom renovation, if we can clarify your situation, we may be able to provide more information. Additional information may help you move forward with your bathroom renovation in Madison WI.
This Bathroom Renovation Is Too Much For My Budget
Every homeowner has a point where the cost is more than is warranted for a particular project. Some bathroom renovations are more important while others may be more discretionary. However, there are strategies to help you work toward an acceptable budget. Consider the following –
- Reasonable cost management strategies – for example, certain fixtures may have lower cost alternatives that are still fashionable and durable.
- Seasoned professional crew – are some costs worth the investment no matter what. Licensed plumbers and electricians can save headaches and expensive corrections after the project is complete.
- Fully licensed & insured – again, be sure decisions are not penny wise and pound foolish. Credible contractors are not only licensed, but they are insured. If there are any accidents on your property, the contractor is liable, not you.
- Reliable process – successful companies are successful because their processes deliver superior work. Before you decide something is too much, be sure you research and understand exactly what you receive for your dollars invested. You may find you cannot afford to spend less!
This Bathroom Renovation Is Too Much Compared To My (brother, father, son, in-law, buddy, neighbor, friends-cousin’s-brother’s-pal, etc…)
There is nothing wrong with getting help with a bathroom renovation to create a more useful or stylish room in your home. More importantly, there is certainly no issue with saving money. However, with bathroom renovations, as well as kitchens, there are significant factors to consider when accepting a kind offer of assistance. Does your helper –
- Fully understand the scope of your bathroom renovation project? Does your helper have a complete understanding or what activities are needed, mechanical systems altered and how to be sure everything occurs in the proper sequence?
- Have the knowledge to manage a bathroom renovation project to ensure there are no costly mistakes or that the quality is what you expect for a major investment?
- Have the skill to do parts of the project if need be?
- Have Insurance so you or your homeowners policy are not at risk should there be any accidents?
- Have the ability to be responsible for building inspections?
For A Bathroom Renovation – I Think Can Get The Same For Less
Every industry has suppliers ranging from superior to poor. It’s important for homeowners to have a process for understanding how to select the right contractor. Sims Exteriors and Remodeling created the ‘Apples To Apples” quote comparison process to assist homeowners in reviewing quotes by standardizing information, allowing objective consideration of every quote on an equal basis. Some of the areas reviewed in the ‘Apples To Apples’ process include:
- Type of fixtures
- Quality of fixtures
- Materials used
- Building practices
- Staff experience
- Licenses and certifications
- Project management
- Permit responsibility
Making a major investment a bathroom renovation can be costly. Value is always at a premium and often the most difficult part of the process is choosing where to commit your budget. Hopefully, this article has helped provide perspective on how to select the best options for your project. Be sure to ask your Sims Exteriors and Remodeling representative about the ‘Apples To Apples’ Review.
For bathroom renovations or other home remodeling needs, the pros at Sims Exteriors and Remodeling are ready to help. We design and build bathroom renovations as well kitchens, additions, basements, decks and garages throughout south central Wisconsin. In addition to serving Madison WI, we serve all of Dane County including Middleton, Waunakee, Fitchburg, Oregon, Verona, McFarland, Stoughton, Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie, and Deforest.
Call or email your Sims Exteriors and Remodeling pro for assistance with your bathroom renovation in Madison WI.