16 Jan How to Plan your Bathroom Remodel
Planning a bathroom remodel can seem like quite the daunting task. With so much to plan, research, and execute, where does one even begin? Our intention is to make this process easier on you by giving you 6 important things that you should do to ensure that you have a productive and efficient bathroom renovation. Read our top tips on how to plan your bathroom remodel below!
Why are you remodeling?
The first thing you want to think about is why you are remodeling your bathroom in the first place. Is it to increase your resale value? Is it to update the look and feel of your bathroom? Is it to create more functionality? Or is it a combination of these reasons?
Knowing exactly why you want to remodel will help you plan out the rest of the renovation process. For instance, if you are remodeling your bathroom to increase your resale value, you want to think like a potential buyer. What are your buyers going to be looking for specifically in a bathroom? What features would they want to see?
Finding bathrooms that inspire you will help you figure out you want your remodeled bathroom to look and feel like. Magazines, home improvement TV shows, and the internet are all great places to find bathroom inspiration.
One great way to find and save bathroom inspiration is by utilizing Pinterest (www.pinterest.com). Pinterest is a social media platform and search engine. You can “pin” or save articles, images, or videos to your various “Pinterest boards” so that you can review your pins later.
Our advice is to create a Pinterest Board titled “Bathroom Inspiration” and start searching and pinning images that you want your bathroom to look and feel like.
Know your budget
You want to have a clear set budget with some wiggle room for unexpected renovation costs. 9 times out of 10, something will pop up unexpectedly during a renovation, and when you include this in the budget it won’t seem as unexpected and stressful.
Knowing your renovation budget will also help you decide on how much you can spend on each area of the renovation. Some things you want to keep in mind are labor, materials, and furnishings.
Do your Research
Now that you know why you are remodeling and hopefully have enough inspiration to know what you want your bathroom to look like, it’s time to do your research. You want to conduct research on everything that you plan to buy and utilize.
If you are buying a new toilet, you want to make sure that you understand the plumbing requirements beforehand so that you can include it into your plan. If you are re-tiling, you want to know what tiles you want and how many you should get.
Plan it out
Create a step-by-step plan that will outline each task that needs to get done, and in what order. You want to include everything from the planning phase to the reno phase and ending with the cleaning and furnishing phase.
Having a step-by-step plan will not only help you stay on track during the process, but it will also help you in your research phase. When you map everything out, you can make sure that you have thought about every aspect of the renovation process.
Last on our list of how to plan your bathroom remodel is to hire the right people. If you want to achieve the best results possible, work with reputable people who can provide you with the bathroom you desire (and a track record to prove it).
When you work with experts, you will get your dream bathroom faster and probably with fewer errors. Hire people who will work with you to stay in your budget and allocate your resources appropriately.