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Plumbing  /  February 8, 2023

Ottawa Home Renovations: Tips to Stay on Budget

Tips to stay on budget

Sticking to your budget for a big bathroom renovation project is possible if you plan ahead and work with the right contractor. Keeping costs down and getting the most out of your budget can help you add more value to your property. Working with Handyman Connection, the pros for renovations and plumbing services in Ottawa, can also help you plan a remodeling project in your price range. Here are some ways to stay on budget.

Add Extra Costs to Your Budget

Before you move forward with a project set a realistic budget for your renovations. Add up to 10% extra to your beginning budget to cover unexpected costs and other pitfalls. Having this extra wiggle room in your initial budget can help you get exactly what you want without experiencing any big sticker shock surprises.

Avoid Doing It Yourself

Another tip to help you stick to your renovation budget is to avoid doing the project yourself. When you first start thinking about doing a bathroom remodel, you may think you could save money on labour by doing the job yourself, but unless you’re a professional, licensed contractor, you could end up wasting more money than if you went with a pro. A DIYer could also cause damage to their home and add more costs to the final price.

Shop Around for Quality and Value

The next way you can save more money is to shop around for a talented contractor who has a strong reputation for big projects like bathroom renovations. Get detailed price quotes from several contractors and look for value in their work. Choose a contractor that puts customer satisfaction and quality work first. A helpful project manager from Handyman Connection can also look for ways to save you money if you express budget concerns.

Lower Your Materials Costs

Besides labour, building materials can take up a big part of your final quoted price. Work with your contractor to choose less expensive bathroom fixtures to help save more money. Experienced pros can help homeowners find lower-priced fixtures that have a good reputation for quality and fewer repairs. They can also help homeowners create a budget-friendly mix of low-end and high-end materials for a perfect finish.

Reuse and Refresh When Possible

You can also stay closer to your budget if you reuse some of your existing bathroom materials and fixtures. If your tub shape and functioning still work well in your existing bathroom layout, it may just need a refresh to look brand new again. Additionally, it may make more sense to paint your existing bathroom cabinetry instead of replacing it with all new custom cabinets. 

Have a Detailed Remodeling Plan

The most vital tip for staying within your budget is to have a detailed plan for your bathroom project. The best contractors will have a plan for every step of the project, from the demo to the final finishing touches. There will also be a timeline for the project to be finished, giving you a heads up to when your bathroom will be unavailable and finally ready.

Choose the Pros for Plumbing Services in Ottawa

Handyman Connection is your top source for home repairs and bathroom projects that are gorgeous and affordable. We can make your vision for your bathroom happen and help guide you through the remodelling process. Poor planning or last-minute changes are the most common reason for a budget to get out of control. Let us take the lead and give you a beautiful bathroom.

Need a new bathroom or just want to revitalize your existing one? Contact Handyman Connection for details about our bathroom remodelling process and how we can save you money on your renovation.

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