Every homeowner wants to make adjustments, and some renovations. The costs can be significant so it is best to plan and manage your expenditure. Even a small bathroom will cost something to demolish and then renovate. Here are some top tips on how to calculate that cost of removing a small bathroom.
How much does it cost to remove a small bathroom?
There are many reasons why a homeowner might be interested in removing a small bathroom. If it is located next to your kitchen, you may get better use of that space by incorporating it into it. Or maybe you need that space for a closet, or with so many people working from home these days, you may be in urgent need of a space where you can close the door and work uninterrupted. Whatever your reason, you must know that removing a small bathroom can run between $500 and $2,000 depending on the amount of space the bathroom occupies and what use you will give it once the demolition is done.
Steps for small bathroom demolition
Your contractor will likely follow these steps when removing your small bathroom:
- Shutting off the water supply and electric power to the bathroom.
- Removing the toilet.
- Tearing out the shower or bathtub.
- Taking out the sinks, vanities, and cabinets.
- Ripping out the flooring and walls.
Can you save on your bathroom demolition?
You can do some things to ensure you are charged a fair price for the job while getting it done to your satisfaction. Here is how:
Get Some Quotes
Getting estimates from more than one demolition contractor is an excellent way to start. This way, you can not only be sure that you are getting the best possible price but can also leverage the information you have by negotiating a better price with one contractor after showing them the lower quote you got from their competitors.
You can get some contractors’ information by asking around. Your neighbors or friends may have used one recently and can give you a reference on their work. You may even have a friend or family member who does this for a living and can get you a lower quote.
Check Their Paperwork
It is important to remember that price is not the only guideline you should follow when hiring a contractor to remove your bathroom. Quality is key. So, make sure that the outfit you hire has experience with this type of demolition and a good reputation, but also that they are fully licensed and insured.
Accept Some Demolition Help
You may want to talk to some charity organizations in your area about donating to them your old fixtures, sinks, vanities, toilets, cabinets, countertops, and whatever else can be salvaged. In exchange for that, you may discover that they are willing to pitch in with the demolition. Charities like Habitat for Humanity can be a good starting point. And if they will not help with the demolition, you can still do a good deed and let them have your old stuff.
Engage in Some DIY
Depending on your experience with construction, you may be able to prepare the space. There may be some things you can do before the demolition contractor arrives to save money. However, you should not attempt any DIY if this is your first encounter with demolition. As you may end up hitting a plumbing pipe or damaging the electrical installation both are expensive mistakes.
Final thoughts on small bathroom renovation
Once you are ready to start the job with your South Florida Contractors, make sure to sign a contract in which deadlines are specified, and you are clear on who will haul away the materials removed and what happens if they do not finish on time.
FURTHER READING FOR HOMEOWNERS & PETOWNERS
At Housesitmatch.com we like to offer useful and practical articles on topics for our readers. In this selection we offer some references from our own blog on renovating and maintaining a home.