How much does it cost to renovate the bathroom? I will explain the types and points when renovating.
The bathroom, which always wants to be kept clean, is a place where many people consider remodeling after long-term use, where stains and scratches such as mold become noticeable. Therefore, this time, we will explain in detail the types of bathroom remodeling and the points to be aware of in addition to the cost of remodeling.
What is the right timing for bathroom renovation?
The life of the bathroom is said to be about 20 years, and if you continue to use it for longer than that, invisible areas will deteriorate and corrode, and it will cost money for subsequent maintenance. The life depends on the frequency of use and usage, so check the points below, and if there are many points that apply, consider seriously reforming.
- Over 20 years old
- I haven't done any maintenance
- There is a crack or rust in the bathroom
- It became difficult to change from water to hot water
- There is a stain on the wall of the dressing room
- The floor of the dressing room sinks
There are two major types of bathroom remodeling.
When renovating a bathroom, there are two main types of basic work to choose from. Let's take a closer look at each one below.
Modular bath is a remodeling method that brings ready-made products made by each manufacturer into the bathroom and installs them. The advantages are that it uses a finished product, so the construction period is short, it is finished for easy maintenance, and it has excellent airtightness and heat insulation. The disadvantage is that the design is limited because it cannot be designed to fit the size of the bathroom. If the bathroom has a special shape, you may not be able to find a modular bath that fits the size, and you have to give up construction.
Conventional Construction Method
The conventional method is to make custom-made parts such as bathtubs, walls, floors, and faucet fittings, and then remodel them according to each household. From function to design, you get what you want, so you get the ideal bathroom. Even if the bathroom has a special shape, in addition to being able to perform construction, it will be finished in a design that will not cause discomfort when eliminating barriers and making it barrier-free. However, in the case of condominiums, it may not be possible due to space issues and permission from the management association. In addition, since designing, producing parts, and assembling are custom, the disadvantage is that the cost is higher than that of the modular bath.
Bathroom renovation costs
Check the market price to see how much it costs to renovate a bathroom. First of all, we have summarized the price quotes for the basic construction work in the table.
If you choose a conventional method instead of a modular bath, you will often need to pay an additional fee of about 500,000 yen. In addition, if you want to select a high-grade product for modular bath, move or expand the bathroom, insulate work, or proceed with termite countermeasures at the same time, an additional fee will be charged. In addition, the actual cost and construction period will vary greatly depending on the size of the bathroom and the building materials used, so please see the above as a reference only.
Points for renovating the bathroom
There are two types of remodeling, modular bath and conventional method, but both have many designs and plans with functions. From here, we will explain what kind of points you can pay attention to when choosing, so that you can complete an ideal bathroom.
Determine the bathroom by looking at the real thing in the showroom
The atmosphere is difficult to convey only with the catalog, and when you actually finish the construction, you may feel that the result is different from what you imagined. Companies that do bathroom remodeling often have showrooms and show real things, so let's visit and check the real thing with your own eyes. In particular, the bathtub can be viewed not only in the immediate vicinity, but you can also touch it, so you can check information that is not slippery, has a high-class feel, etc. If you enter the bathtub, you can also check whether you can stretch your legs, so it is recommended that the whole family visit.
When adding options, think about whether it is a really necessary function
There are many new features added to the bathroom each year, but the latest features don't necessarily mean you need them. Let's choose whether it is convenient, if there is an opportunity to use it even if it is equipped, or if it is really necessary.
It is said that bathrooms generally reach the end of their life in about 20 years, and when remodeling, it begins with choosing a modular bath or a conventional construction method. The key to remodeling is to visit the showroom, see the real thing, and carefully consider whether the option is the function you really need before purchasing.
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