Bathroom Gutting and RemodelingNow, 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 remodeling is tricky because both plumbing and wiring are typically involved, hardly things you want to mix together, and it means you’ll need a plumber and an electrician as subcontractors. No two bathrooms are the same: Thus, bathroom remodeling prep steps are likely to be modified for your project, but there are also several universal concepts that can be applied before you [begin]. —Home Advisor.comBefore you delve into a bath remodel, whether it’s a minor bathroom remodel or a major bathroom remodel, you should know it’s not going to generate a worthwhile return-on-investment. In fact the annual Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value report reveals bathroom remodeling to be the 15th on the list of nineteen remodel project ROI. The study shows an average bathroom remodel costs $18,546, but returns $12,024 or 64.8 percent upon property resale.
DIY Bathroom Gutting Guide for Livermore Property OwnersNow, the thing you’ll most be surprised by is all the debris which comes from such a little space. Make no mistake about it, a bathroom remodel will cause a whole lot of waste. And, you’ll need to effectively deal with it.Start by taking out all decor and emptying out the space completely. Leave nothing inside and remove the mirror and any doors, as well. Be sure to shut off the electricity and the water supply, too for safety and to prevent damage. Then, do the following:
- Take the toilet out. 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.)
- Remove all fixtures from the space. Strip all the fixtures from the walls (medicine cabinet, towel racks, and more). Then, remove the vanity first, toilet next, and finally, pull out the tub/shower. This will create more space as you remove each one so it’s easier to get the larger fixtures out.
- 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.