Our last blog offered suggestions for dealing with planning a kitchen remodel project. This post hones in on how to best plan for a bathroom remodel, another project that can definitely disrupt daily life. Here we’ll provide some tips on how to make the process as pain-free as possible.
Why Remodel Your Bathroom?
If you’re not even in the planning stage but are still considering whether you even want to remodel the bathroom, let’s look at a few reasons why you should.
- Resale value. It’s true that modern bathrooms can increase a home’s value. If you are thinking of putting your house on the market in the near term, the decision to update may be wise. You need to remodel based on what buyers are looking for and the current design trends that will produce the best return on investment.
- If your bathroom doesn’t have enough storage space or is too crowded or confining, you may want to make some changes. Adding a window, more shelves or cabinets or replacing the bathtub with a shower are ways to improve the functionality and make better use of the space.
- Updated look. If you just want to update fixtures or cabinets, repaint the walls or replace the tile or floor, the remodel can be less invasive. This won’t require the reconstruction that a total overhaul and expansion will.
Plan the Remodel
This may seem redundant based on the title of this blog, but what we mean here is to actually sit down and outline the remodel itself. If you don’t know the design you have in mind, how can you even go forward with the process?
You can get some inspiration for a design that’s right for you from magazines, websites like Pinterest, designer showrooms, TV shows, etc. Of course, you need to take into consideration the size, measurements and space restrictions of your living space. Other decisions include whether you want more storage space, shower versus tub, types of fixtures and colors.
Part of your design should be based on how the bathroom will be used. Is it a half-bath or powder room? A kids’ bathroom? Guest bathroom? Master bath? Are there any special needs of the people using the bathroom; i.e., should it be handicapped-accessible? How much storage will be needed? Answers to these and other functionality-related questions will determine the design and layout requirements of the bathroom.
Set a Budget
This is an important step in remodeling because if you don’t set the maximum amount you can afford, you will very likely exceed it. So many “little” things can arise during remodeling that you need to prepare for them financially. Based on the extent of your remodel, some items you’ll want to include in your budget include:
- Sinks and faucets
- Paint, trim and detailing
- Plumbing fixtures
- Decoration and accessories
Plan on Being without a Bathroom
If your home only has one full bathroom the process to remodel it can be an extreme inconvenience in your daily life. You’ll definitely need to decide how you will deal with that. Whether you plan to stay elsewhere, use the neighbor’s facilities or another alternative, you’ll definitely need to plan around that situation.
If you’re fortunate to have another functional bathroom, the inconvenience during the bathroom remodel is much less significant. But you’ll still need to make some adjustments, especially if there is more than one person in the home. You’ll need to better coordinate schedules for showers, brushing teeth and other necessities normally divided up among multiple bathrooms.
Hire Finnteriors as Your Expert Bathroom Remodeler
Because remodeling a bathroom is not an easy task, you should strongly consider hiring a professional remodeling company like Finnteriors.
We offer design guidance and work within your specified budget and requirements. We have been in business since 1990 as a family owned and operated construction and remodeling company. You will receive professional remodeling services at a great price.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you get that remodeling project started!