If you are aiming for a successful renovation instead of a stressful one, succeeding at budgeting is one of the most vital milestones in your bathroom journey.
Here are four easy tips to making sure your budget—and project—are a success.
Above all else, an itemised quote will tell you exactly where your tradespeople plan on spending your budget, so our golden rule is to always ask for one.
Here are our top quote tips:
Factoring in a contingency budget can make the difference between being delighted with your space and being unable to finish the project. Around 10-20% of your total should be enough for most circumstances, so be sure to work it in from the beginning.
Keeping an open conversation going between you and your trades is important. Getting them involved early can avoid any potential issues and highlight any blind spots in your budget, allowing you to re-evaluate before the job has started.
We always recommend getting a professional involved, and inspecting the structural state of your property is no different. Hire a building inspector to evaluate your property and check for any potential structural issues or problems with wiring or plumbing. This is a must if your home was built before 1980 as asbestos may be present. An inspection will flag any issues before any work begins, which means that you can deal with the problem properly and avoid unexpected budget surprises.