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Budgeting your bathroom renovation

Amandine Branji / ADC the workshop next door

You want budget the renovation of your bathroom? Extensive program! Works, furniture, flooring, equipment ... The interior designer of the agency ADC l'Atelier next to Amandine Branji, and the Site Manager at the store Envie de bain Richard Lenoir, Cécile, help you to see more clearly.

"Shower, bath, toilet, lighting ... a bathroom of 4 or 5 m2 compiles as much or more technical elements as a kitchen.The dedicated furniture combines this notion of technicality with sustainable materialslike ceramics but also sometimes glass or Corian® molded on the furniture ", warns Cecile.No wonder that the budget of a bathroom renovation can reach heights. To properly budget your bathroom renovation, you must focus on your needs, prioritize your desires and perhaps juggle. Because even with large means, the renovation of a bathroom can reserve some surprises ...

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Amandine Branji / ADC the workshop next door

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To properly budget your bathroom renovation: do not skip steps

No one can undertake the renovations of the bathroom or some other room without having in mind the amount he wants to spend. It is up to you to see, with the approval of your banker, if necessary. Once the amount is fixed, define all of your needs : what do you want ? Do you want to create a bathroom? Is she healthy? Is the circulation fluid? Is your plumbing up to standard? Would you like to keep the toilets present? Should I change the hot water tank? Hide it in a piece of furniture? Install a VMC?

"We are most often contacted for rethink the layout of the room : move the shower, optimize storage, arrange a shower in addition to the bath or vice versa. Since there is several rooms and only one bathroom, we advocate, to keep the bathtub even small. Do not have one in a family home can become penalizing during a resale, difficult to bathe children in a shower, "continues Amandine.Also, your starting pot, according to your needs and wishes, and the evolution of the project , can undergo some adjustments.

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To get a sense of budget, it is imperative to know the scope of work: Cécile and Amandine agree on an amount of nearly 5,000 euros for the renovation (installation and removal) of a bathroom of about 5 m2. "If a lot of work is to be considered, we will multiply by about 2 the budget", says the Site Manager.

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The cost of labor in the renovation of the bathroom

The renovation of the bathroom involves more work than a makeover, and requires a certain project management. This type of company, uses different trades: tiler, electrician, plumber, painter ... Cécile has a little trick for to quantify this manpower "It's simple but it works: take the amount of products to buy and multiply it by 2 or 2.5, depending on the work needed.And for a complete renovation with arrival of water, electricity, tiles and laying , count about 4 weeks, "she continues.

Of course, the processes and tips that will help you to lighten the bill : you know yourself skilled enough and connoisseur for renovate your bathroom yourself ? Very good, you will make nice savings. You will only be responsible for what is in the order of painting and entrust the more technical aspects to the professionals, maybe you already borrow these platforms putting you in touch with individuals and other neighbors DIYers. Mistrust all the same: tightness of the joints, creation of a false ceiling with recessed spots, skylights ... "In the bathroom a stupidity can arrive quickly.Furthermore vis-à-vis insurance, it is safer to call on an expert with recognized skills ", warns the interior designer.

Note that work to improve the energy consumption of your habitat or to facilitate its use can be subsidized by theANAH (National Agency for Housing), your department... Inquire and fill in your file!

Finally, create a bathroom, especially when we try to optimize it, will require a lot of logistics: specialists will be able to direct you, as in the store Want a bathroom. An architect or an interior designer, will consider for you the best arrangements and will go further if you wish. "The fees of these remain variable and will be added to the budget," recalls Amandine.

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Consider renovating bathroom for several years

Obviously, the more tight the budget, the more complicated things are. But one thing is sure for the pro: a bathroom renovation can not be done at a discount. If you want the renovation to have a respectable life, better to afford quality equipment. For the ADC expert the Workshop next door, impossible to mascot on taps. Cécile recommends, for her, for a small budget "ceramic: it combines durability and simplicity of cleaning, for the shower tray, the vanity top or the basin. price / quality ratio remains much better than for acrylic. Count 300 euros for a good standard ceramic tray. Fashion is more WC suspended but between the product and the pose prices are more important. Also for a budget less consequent, I would stay on toilet to ask ceramic and without flange, easier to clean, then expect 200 to 250 euros. The size does not matter much in the price of a bathtub, it is especially the materials and forms. Here, even better is acrylic or enamelled steel (from 500 euros): resistant, it offers a wide variety of sizes.

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Some concessions will help some to balance expenses: "Rather than a beautiful cement tile, quite expensive, head to a tile that imitates.For this style, you will see the rates divided by 3, at least, and more easily maintain your bathroom Other solutions, the lino very different today from that of grandmother, the blades in PVC, the laminate way parquet, the tiling ... ", proposes the interior designer.

Amandine Branji / ADC the workshop next door

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Do not forget the VMC, it is obligatory if the bathroom does not have windows but especially essential in a pond, at the risk of seeing the paint of the walls peeling off, the wallpaper curl and all the duty restart.

Drop D systems and other cache-miseries! "Save and replace this old basin instead of camouflaging the marks with paint." In general, avoid things too much cheap : the soil should not be damaged by the first drop of the bottle. In terms of bathroom furniture, prices vary from single to double, quadruple ... Yet, we find affordable and good quality, especially at Ikea, "says Amandine Branji.

For her part, Cécile notes that "some customers, and more and more, are considering this renovation as a real investment, thanks to which the bathroom will respond and adapt to their needs for the next 10 years. We then orient them towards a cast iron bathtub at 1000 euros or reinforced acrylic. Ditto for the receiver, if customers have a certain budget and they want something original, we will propose a dark gray concrete effect in ceramic or resin (about 800 euros), for example. "If a pretty cabinet with drawers in melamine wood approach 400 euros, a lacquered counterpart will be around 1,000 or 15,000 euros. We can imagine a lot of things in terms of coating and innovation. More the materials are noble, the more the prices are important and even more if one embarks on the tailored.

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Well think about the style in this new bathroom

"The bathroom is now more assimilated to intimacy, well-being. Moreover, market research shows that men and women spend more time in the bathroom, and we want them to look like us, "adds the expert of Envie de bain. Ambience nature, industrial style, precious lines, simple or modern ... When they push the doors of the store Envie de bain or they meet the interior designer of ADC l'Atelier d'à Côté, customers have a good idea of ​​what they like or want. And the pro are there to guide them ... It would be silly to change the wall covering because this mosaic turquoise no longer please you ... "We always advise our customers for these elements that will stay a while in place to prefer natural hues and clear: opt for a tiled or simple bath and apply color on a wall in paint or wallpaper ("special" bathroom). And if in a year, they want to change ... the note will be less salty, "reassures Amandine.

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Tips to reduce the price of his new bathroom?

"A vanity unit can be expensive ... It is quite possible to replace this one with a antique furniture, of family, to treat the plan of toilet and to integrate a basin there. Divert kitchen furniture which will be cheaper than bathroom furniture, use two wooden toilet plans completed by baskets. Ditto for storage, if the budget is limited, it is not necessary to buy the entire series of coordinated furniture. A column of storage not specific to this piece can do just as well, same thing for the mirrors or small sconces that will bring even more cachet, "concludes the interior designer.

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