Planning a Bath Remodel-When To Get Plumbing
When planning a bath remodel there are many things that you have to decide when laying out your
budget, and getting plumbing quotes may be part of this process.
If you are working at cutting the cost of a bath remodel by doing all or much of the work yourself, that is a good
approach, especially in our current weak economy.
However, it is important to assess your skills, and recognize when a professional plumbing
service is your best option. If you are reasonably handy in this area, and you don't have any complicated plumbing
issues you may be fine, if not then you may need to factor the cost of a plumbing professional into your
While cutting your bath remodel cost may be your goal, don't undermine yourself by making the
wrong decision. Sometimes less can cost you more in the long run.
This is true of electtrical issues as well. Installing a light fixture may be well within your
skill set, but if you are attempting to put in a jetted tub, then this may be beyond what you can accomplish.
Do be sure to get the proper permits from your local building authority, and have work followed
up with inspection. This too can save you in the long run.
It is always recommended to figure an extra 10 to 15 percent within you bath remodel budget to
cover the unknown. A remodel of any kind often offers surprises that were unexpected. If it turns out you don't
need it, then you can celebrate.
Plan your bath remodel thoroughly, do a lot of comparison shopping to get the best quality for
the price, and do be sure to consider both electrical and plumbing issues you will face, and decide honestly
whether or not you are up to handling them by yourself, or if you should get plumbing quotes to you can better
define your budget.