Home remodeling can be done either one room at a time, or all at once. One is better than the other depending on who you ask. In this blog, the bathroom remodeling contractors at Advantage Contracting takes a look at how you can determine which one works best for you.
All At Once
Planning your remodeling project so they’re done all at once has several advantages. It lets you plan more broadly, and decide how movement will flow around the house. You can change the floor plan as needed, take out one room, or repurpose it as you wish. It also lets you plan the overall layout of underlying components such as plumbing, electrical and framing.
Another advantage of doing your remodeling all at once is that the remodeling contractor may give you a discount or “package” price, as the entire project will be done at once. For projects that may require evacuating the house, this means you (and your family) will only have to do it once. For many homeowners, this is the ideal option, though the combined cost means you will need to secure proper funding.
One at a Time
One-at-a-time remodeling is more manageable financially, as you can have it done over the course of several months, or even years. It gives you the opportunity to live with the newly-remodeled space and lets you figure out what works and what doesn’t. In most cases, you don’t have to move out of the house if only a part of the house is being worked on. For instance, if you have a spare bathroom, you don’t have to move out during a bathroom remodeling project.
If you choose to have your remodeling done one at a time, you should take extra care in planning it, particularly utilities and underlying components. Consistency is important, so you have to take special care in choosing your contractor, as you will likely work with them for more than one project. Make sure you or your contractor will have supplies for the other remaining projects.