Remodeling your bathroom is a relatively easy way to add value to your home, while providing you with a way to showcase your creativity and taste in interior design. If you decide to renovate the bathroom, however, consider the importance of ventilation. Here are just a few tips to help guide you through a ventilation renovation for your bathroom remodel in your Greenville, North Carolina, home.
Create a Budget
One of the biggest pitfalls of a bathroom renovation is the lack of a budget. Without making one, you risk overspending and reduce the potential value added to your home once you complete the remodel. According to Remodeling Magazine, the average cost of a bathroom remodel is about $10,500, so if you don’t have the capital or a home equity line of credit for that amount, it’s best to scale back your plans to fit your budget. Luckily, you can always work on a smaller project like replacing the bathroom fan for better ventilation. Which can range anywhere between $150 and $400 per bathroom. This is more affordable and you can reap the benefits of the change immediately.
Hire the Right Contractor
Even if you want to complete the remodel on your own, you may not have the knowledge to complete it without excessive hassle. If that’s the case, consider hiring a contractor to do some of the work. Plumbing, lighting, and HVAC are all aspects you will probably have to deal with, and without a reputable contractor, you could waste valuable time and money. At J & J Mechanical all of our HVAC technicians are well trained and NATE-certified. These techs are ready to handle the installation of any ductwork and a ventilation fans that might be needed for your renovation project..
Don’t Overlook Necessities
It’s easy to pick out bathroom fixtures, tile, and wallpaper that fit your taste, but don’t overlook some of the other necessities, namely ventilation. Some states require bathrooms to have proper ventilation, and even if they don’t, it’s important to pick the right system to remove steam and smells from your bathroom. Without it, you could end up with a bathroom that’s a breeding ground for mold from excess moisture, as well as disagreeable odors.
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