If you’ve been considering replacing your drafty old windows or your outdated bathroom, you’re likely struggling with the big question: What will it cost?
Unfortunately, there’s no simple, one-size-fits-all answer.
Truth is, there are a wide variety of variables that affect replacement window costs and bathroom remodeling budgets.
Before we dive into more on home improvement financing options, let’s consider what factors go into project costs.
3 Key Factors Driving Replacement Window Costs
Project Size – Are you replacing 2 or 20 windows? Quantity will understandably drive a large part of the cost of your replacement window project. The other factor is the size of your windows. If your home is filled with large windows throughout most of the space, your window costs can be elevated. Project size, both quantity and window size, is one of the biggest impacts on your project cost.
Window Style – Window style selections can have an impact on cost. If you opt for a bay or bow window, for example, the cost can be higher than a double-hung style. However, based on aesthetics and the feeling that you’re trying to create for your home, the increase in cost may be well worth the investment.
Material – Replacement windows are made from a variety of materials, including wood, vinyl, and fiberglass. Wood windows remain some of the most expensive windows on the market. Advances in vinyl windows have made it easy to transition away from the higher price tags associated with wood windows to the beautiful, clean look of vinyl that comes in a wide variety of colors and finishes. The other main factor that can drive costs up over time is the maintenance required for wood windows. It’s important to consider not only the initial investment in your new windows but the cost to own them over time.
Based on these factors, we refrain from referencing an average cost of a replacement window project. Our down-to-the-penny quotes are generated specifically from our professional inspection of your home, our measurements of your windows, and our conversations about your goals and your budget. We’ll also help you plan your investment over time if that fits your needs better than one large purchase. One of the most important things to remember when considering a replacement window investment is that windows pay for themselves over time in the form of energy savings (lower energy bills). Check out our financing options and special offers below to make affording this investment even easier.
3 Key Factors Driving Bathroom Remodeling Costs
Like replacement window costs, the price tag for a bathroom remodel can vary widely – even more so than baths. While our partners at Home Advisor list the cost of an average bath remodel to be around $10,241, there are so many factors that go into how much your bathroom project will be, it’s not in your best interest to review a ton of information on “average pricing”. Bathroom remodeling pricing ranges wildly – from the actual size of the space to the footprint of the bathtub, shower, vanity and toilet space. Because of the high return on investment with a bathroom project, there is a good reason to move ahead. To ensure a successful project, it’s important to be clear on what matters to you and your family, gather information and ideas on your ideal bathroom, and select an experienced, trusted partner to be your bathroom remodeler.
If you’re concerned about your bathroom remodeling costs, here are the biggest factors to consider:
Project Scope – Are you refreshing your bathroom by replacing a tub/shower, or do you plan to remove everything and begin again with a blank slate? Each component that you change – tub, shower, vanity, countertop, flooring, toilet, mirrors, lighting, etc. – has a cost. Changing the layout of your space also drives up the cost. Moving walls and plumbing can be expensive and add days if not weeks to your remodeling timeline. Think about what would really make the biggest difference and if your budget is tight, consider doing the work in phases. Many of our customers focus on the “wet space” – the area around the tub and/or shower. They replace the main component (either tub, shower or tub/shower combo) and the walls surrounding it. Just doing that area has a major impact on the look of your bathroom.
Fixtures – If you have your heart set on a jacuzzi tub or a high-end sink, these fixture choices can drive up your bathroom remodel costs. If costs are a concern, consider what really matters to you. Many times, you can achieve the look and feel you desire with a similar product with a lower price tag.
Project Partner – Deciding how the work is going to be done is one of the biggest things you need to consider before embarking on a bathroom remodel. When getting bids from sole contractors in your area, make sure that they are licensed, insured, bonded and fully understand their guarantees and warranties. Get them in writing. If you’re considering doing work with a sole contractor, consider that the project may take longer, causing more disruption to you and your family, and even drive up costs. Ensure that your bid includes all labor and costs. Better yet, consider opting for a bathroom remodeling company that has a team of highly qualified designers, project managers and installers to help you create the bath of your dreams. Reputable companies like Improveit Home Remodeling also warranty their products and their labor. We guarantee ours for a lifetime. Regardless of what route you go, make sure you understand how the labor and the products are warrantied so that your new investment is backed by a peace of mind and that you don’t receive bills after the fact from unknown suppliers or service providers.
One of the ways that companies like Improveit Home Remodeling make it easy for customers to realize the benefits of energy-efficient replacement windows or a beautiful new bathroom is through special financing options. While we aren’t a lender and do not make lending decisions, we work with dozens of companies with a variety of financing programs designed to fit most every budget and situation. The major upside of using our financing options is that you don’t have to wait to enjoy the benefits of your new bath or the energy savings of your new windows. Plus, you don’t have to go through the hassle of securing a home equity line of credit, run up your credit cards, or deplete your savings. Financing programs make it easy to move ahead with a payment that’s comfortable for you.
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Payments as low as $76/month and no interest until Spring 2019*
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No need to wait to warm up your home with energy-efficient new windows or say goodbye to your ugly old bath before you ring in the New Year!
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