I am gutting my bathroom and replacing everything with new.
I have ten grand in the budget to update the space.
I plan to do a lot of the work on my own so I don’t waste money on professionals. The only thing I will professionally hire out is the heating installation. I saw that heated flooring is best to install while you are redoing the floors. You put cement board down, then the electric heated mats go on top before the finished tile. I watched tutorials online about the heating installation. It does seem simple and like a homeowner can do it. I have lots of electrical and plumbing knowledge. I also have a lot of experience under my belt with those services. I have never touched HVAC equipment before. I am thinking I would rather pay to ensure the heating system is installed right. If I did install it and do it wrong, the heating system is trapped under my floors. I would be putting tile on top of it and making it impossible for the heating contractor to access it. I don’t like the idea that I would potentially mess something up and then have paid for heating and not actually gotten it. I think it is worth the money to not have the stress of my heated flooring installed wrong. The space is small too. The cost of hiring a HVAC professional to do the job is minimal. I am also hoping I can get him to install a thermostat with the heated flooring that is more modern.