Determine what types of changes you want to make to your bathroom.
Select your preferred materials and fixture manufacturers; when you add up costs, you can always select less expensive materials that are not as important to you, while keeping that awesome tiled shower you always wanted in the budget.
Your contractor is the one who will ultimately provide an estimate to you that includes labor costs, so discuss with him/or her what recommendations they know from experience that will save you money and still achieve that dream bathroom.
Be aware that bathroom remodels may uncover water damage when walls and flooring are pulled out, so include in your estimate 10 – 20 percent for unexpected problems.
Select good quality, waterproof flooring materials such as porcelain tile and vinyl. Never put carpet in a bathroom.
One more thing: Have your contractor include a grab bar or two, they are a great safety feature for residents of all ages and abilities. It’s a good idea to select slip resistant tiles for the shower floor.