One of the most common concerns customers have is that a remodel project will be too expensive. We understand that cost is always a concern, which is why we wanted to share some ways to save money on your remodel and make sure it is really worth the investment.
1. Work with a professional.
You may think taking on a DIY bathroom remodel project is a good idea to help save money, especially if it’s a relatively small update. However, that may end up costing you money in the long-run. We get a lot of calls from well-meaning DIYers in the Fox Cities area who accidentally get in over their head, make mistakes, and end up spending a lot more to repair the damage that wasn’t there before.
That being said, it’s always best to work with a plumbing professional, or at least get some input. You may think we’re just saying that because we’re a plumbing company, but it’s more than that. We care about your family and your safety and know that experience and training matter when tackling a remodel.
2. Invest in technology & high-quality products.
It may seem counterintuitive to spend more on the latest technology or top-of-the-line products, but it can actually end up saving you money in the end. Here’s why…
- Higher-quality fixtures and products from top brands like Delta and Kohler oftentimes last longer than cheaper alternatives. That means you’ll save money due to fewer repairs, replacements, and service calls that quickly add up.
- They add value to your home. If you end up selling your home, higher-quality products are definitely a value-add and make your home more attractive to potential buyers. A higher-value home that sells quickly means you’ll get the max out of your investment.
- It’s usually cheaper to integrate fixtures and technology into a remodel than after the fact. You may end up paying for or even starting from scratch if a few months or years down the line you decide to invest in SMART products or different fixtures, rather than just doing it, to begin with.
Ultimately, the higher price tag may seem like a lot, but it’s definitely an investment. High-quality products will last longer, have fewer issues, and ultimately pay for themselves down the line.
3. Have a “must-have” list.
You know what you want better than anyone else. Going into your remodel with a “must-have” list will help you prioritize when working with designers and your remodeling team. That will ultimately make the process smoother, easier, and more cost-effective.
By prioritizing what you’re definitely not willing to compromise on (such as that large soaking tub you’ve been wanting for years), it’s much easier to cut back or find cheaper alternatives for those less-important items.
Plus, having a plan in mind and a clear picture of what you want makes you less likely to get caught up with expensive impulse buys or ideas that weren’t originally part of the plan.
Ready for your dream bathroom?
If you’re interested in a bathroom remodel, Watters Plumbing is here to help. We’ve been one of the premier plumbers in the Fox Cities for more than 60 years. We’ll do our best to help you get a beautiful affordable, and functional bathroom you’ll love