There’s An App for That!
So, you’ve finally decided to remodel your bathroom. You’ve gone online to research colors, flooring, vanities and the latest shower and bath tub designs. But you haven’t dealt with the elephant in the room yet: the cost.
If you’re honest with yourself, a part of you just doesn’t want to go there. But go there you must.
Fortunately, there’s an iPhone/iPad app that will help you get an idea of how much you’ll have to spend for a professional bathroom renovation. The Cost vs Value iPhone App from Remodeling magazine pulls 2010-2011 local market data for 80 U.S. cities. It allows you to compare the average cost for 35 popular bathroom remodeling projects while giving the value those project retain at resale.
As a bonus, you’ll also be treated to 3D rendering of typical bathroom remodeling projects. The App is Free and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
After you’ve checked out the data on your city, you can be better prepared when you meet with your bathroom design consultant. You’ll have a clearer understanding of which choices make sense budget-wise, compared to the value the overall bathroom remodel will add to your home’s market price.
Armed with information on how much equity your bathroom remodel design choices will retain at resale; you won’t over spend on unnecessary frills.