Bathroom Remodel ROIThe real trick about a bath remodel isn’t the actual work. It’s whether the refresh is worth the investment. After all, a renovation that doesn’t bring a decent return on investment is wasted time, effort, and money. So, be sure it’s going to fetch at least a moderate ROI.
“Gutting” a room is the process of tearing out all finished materials — walls, flooring and ceiling — with the intent of completely rebuilding the room. Gutting a bathroom requires some skill beyond demolishing the walls and floors. Electrical wiring and plumbing supply and drain vents lurk inside the bathroom walls, and large fixtures such as bathtubs, shower stalls and sink vanities must be removed with care. —San Francisco Gate Home GuidesNow, it’s important to note the ROI is dependant on a few factors. One is age, another is size, and geographic location. On average, a bath remodel will return about 64 percent. But, this depends on where your home is located, whether it’s a minor or major makeover, and what materials are used.
Bathroom Gutting Guide Anaheim Property Owners can UseIf you feel confident the project is worthwhile, you’ll need to tear out the space to begin the process. Now, here’s where the labor really becomes intense. Sure, design is a big concern, but getting through the actual tear-down is tough. So, here are some helpful bathroom gutting tips you can use:
- Clear everything out. Now, this sounds all too obvious but it’s tempting to skip steps. Don’t do it. Take down all the decor, empty the cabinets, and clear the space out completely. Otherwise, you’ll create more unnecessary work for yourself.
- Remove the toilet. After the water supply is off and disconnected from the toilet, flush it to drain the tank. Then, disassemble the toilet to remove it from the room. (You’ll need to unfasten the floor bolts to lift it up and out.)
- Cover the tub and/or floors. A true bathroom gutting includes tearing down the walls. Before you start swinging, cover the tub with a panel of plywood and put drop cloths over the floor.
- Remove hung decor. If there is any hanging decor, including mirrors and more, take it all off the walls. You’ll need to cover the tub and/or floor, if you aren’t replacing these.
- Take out the vanity. Lastly, you need to take the vanity out of the space. Start with removing the doors and then the top. You might have to pull the sink out and then remove the top.