What’s the Cost of Doing a Bathroom Remodel Yourself?
To hire or not to hire, that is the question. The truth of the matter is remodeling a bathroom by yourself can become both costly and time consuming. The look, feel, time, money and convenience are all prices to be paid when weighing the options. Sometimes, the benefits outweigh the costs and other times their not worth the hassle.
When hiring a professional, an average bathroom remodel typically runs about $15,000 dollars. Depending on what you incorporate into your remodel and the style you want. While the price of doing it yourself can easily run around this much, it’s important to realize that it could easily cost you a whole lot more.
First of all, if you make a mistake you’re going to spend a lot of money fixing that mistake. A professional shouldn’t charge you to fix their own mistakes. Second of all, if you’re not a professional the look and feel of the bathroom could be different than what you expected. You could be paying quality of work by doing it yourself. Whereas, when you let a professional do it for you, well typically there is a satisfaction guarantee. They typically know what they’re doing and can make it look just like the picture, or as close as humanly possible depending on the size of your bathroom.
You’re also going to pay with your time. A full bathroom remodel can take from 3-12 weeks, depending on the size. This is if you spend at least 8 hours a day 5 days a week working on your remodel. If you hire a professional, not only can they typically get it done between 3 and 8 weeks, but you are not as inconvenienced. While the workers are there you can clean house, run errands, or sit back and watch the recorded television series that’s been on your DVR for the past 2 weeks. Professionals can finish the job faster and provide a higher quality production.
It’s also important to remember, you’re the one who has to live with the bathroom when it’s finished. If you’re handy and can make it look exactly like you want it, then yes renovating the bathroom yourself could save you money. The problem is that it won’t have the feel of a professionally done bathroom and it’s going to cost you time. Hiring a professional is probably best because they know what they’re doing and are less likely to spend money trying to fix things to get them how you want them. They are also less likely to charge you for their mistakes. If you’re doing it yourself, you have to continuously pay until you get it where you want it, even if you knock a whole in your wall. Typically professionals only charge you for what you ask for, and any mistakes they make are on them. They can get you back in your bathroom a lot quicker as well. Typically, hiring a professional will save you both money and time in the long run.