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Keeping Costs in Check

What you don’t know could hurt you, especially when it comes to keeping your budget in line. Here are a few tips that experienced bathroom remodelers wish they’d known the first time around.

Labor costs

Allocate a generous amount of your budget to labor costs. After all, a bathroom remodel is a labor-intensive process. Tearing out old fixtures, installing new ones, reworking plumbing and more take time and money.

Relocating plumbing

The simple fact is, things get complicated when you’re moving fixtures around and that can drive up your costs. It pays to set aside some contingency funds as well, just in case.

Do it right the first time

Don’t take shortcuts. Any trustworthy, licensed and experienced plumber will tell you that. Do it right the first time and don’t cut corners when it comes to materials or labor.

Track it

Familiar with spreadsheet software? If not, you should be. It will help you keep track of every expense and deduct from your overall budget. It will also help you see where you might have some wiggle room to splurge.

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