Many homeowners will wait to remodel their bathroom until they are preparing to sell their current home and move. However there are a lot of reasons to update a bathroom besides selling your home. A bathroom remodeling project is not only done for aesthetic reasons but it can also allow you to age in place in your current home or meet the needs of a growing family. A bathroom remodel can also make your home more efficient and reduce water usage.
Aging in Place
When you are living in your forever home there comes a time when you have to consider the accessibility of your bathroom spaces to accommodate the natural aging process. There is also the need to adjust bathroom access after an unexpected injury.
Considerations such as a non-slip floor, wheelchair accessible spaces, walk in tub and borderless showers can all help homeowners age in place.
Get a Larger Bathroom Without Moving Walls
Opening walls and building new space to add on an additional bathroom is one option. However there is also a lot you can do with your existing bathroom space to make it feel bigger.
When you start to plan your bathroom remodeling project you will want to consider your goals for the space. If a bigger space is what you are hoping for, your designer may suggest a variety of options that would achieve that goal
- Remove the bathtub or shower and have just one in the bathroom
- Rearrange the shower and toilet for the optimal use of space
- Opt to install a shower or sink with a smaller footprint
- Find creative storage rather than a full size linen closet
Strategic adjustments to the bathroom space you currently have can allow you to stay comfortably in the space, rather than moving or adding on.
How Much Can You Expect to Pay for Your Bathroom Remodeling Project?
The idea of an updated bathroom can sound very appealing. But how much will it cost?
Here are some very general numbers based on the national averages:
- The national average for a bathroom remodeling project is $10,341
- A low-end bathroom remodel averages $2,500
- A high-end bathroom remodeling project averages $25,000
- The typical bathroom remodel sits between $5,955 and $14,827
When you are remodeling a bathroom it will be important to work with a company that offers design skills as well as a skilled remodeling contractor.
Being confident in your project budget from the start will help your contractor plan your remodel within the range you request. The results of a bathroom remodel can be amazing at both ends of the budget spectrum.
Plan Your Bathroom Remodeling Project With Gettum Associates
Gettum Associates is a full-service home remodeling company. Our team can help you from the design process to the final installation and completion of your bathroom remodeling project. Let our expertise in design and remodeling help you create a beautiful and functional bathroom that will serve your family for years to come.
Call us at 1-317-888-5681 for more information on our services. We would love to discuss your home remodeling project and how we can help.
If you’re ready to get started on a renovation project, you’ll want to download our guide: Seven Questions to Ask When Choosing a Remodeler in the Indianapolis Area.