The average cost of a bathroom remodel in Wisconsin is approximately $10,000, according to Manta. While that number may seem big, Remodeling Magazine estimates that the return is just as significant: more than 60%.
If a $10,000 remodel isn’t in your budget (or necessary), there is other good news. A bathroom remodel can be as small (and as cheap with these budget-friendly bathroom renovation tips) or as grand as a large master bathroom dictates. Even small changes, such as a new bathroom floor or countertop, can give a bathroom a whole new look.
The easiest way to find out how much a bathroom remodel costs is to contact a local bathroom remodeling contractor.
How to Find a Bathroom Remodel Contractor
- Ask friends and family for recommendations. One of the easiest ways to find a contractor for a bathroom remodel is to ask others for recommendations. There is one note of caution that comes with this approach, though. Homeowners should be careful about taking recommendations from friends or family who have not utilized their services (“I have a friend of a friend” or “my relative…”).
- Research contractors on social media and review sites. There are a lot of contractors in Wisconsin, and not all of them are reputable. To narrow down the options, it’s important to research contractors and choose a local contractor with experience and a long history of satisfied customers. The easiest way to research contractors is to check review and contractor social media sites or ask the contractor for testimonials.
- Be wary of contractors that don’t return calls or ask for large upfront deposits. When hiring a contractor for a bathroom remodel, you should be careful about hiring professionals that require a large upfront deposit or won’t return calls.
Ways to Save Money on a Bathroom Remodel
- Avoid moving the toilet, sink, or tub. These bathroom remodeling changes can incur significant plumbing costs.
- Consider a tub surround. Tub surrounds are typically cheaper than tiling a shower.
- Trust a contractor for the “big stuff” or do the bathroom remodel in stages. When you don’t have a huge budget, it can be helpful to avoid the “all or none” approach. Instead, hire the professionals to tackle big projects, like shower tiling or installing a new vanity, and add on smaller projects as your budget allows.
- Choose less expensive options that trim your bathroom remodeling budget. If your budget is tight, consider less expensive tile, flooring, vanities, or hardware.
- Cut down on the amount of tile included in the project. Paint is usually less expensive than tile, which is why it’s typically more cost-effective to paint most of the bathroom versus floor-to-ceiling tile.
- Ask your contractor for recommendations. An experienced contractor may have cost-cutting suggestions you may not have considered. Don’t be afraid to add a request for ideas to your list of questions for bathroom remodeling contractors.