How to Make Your Bathroom Remodeling project perfect step-by-step
Many times, the reason that a bathroom renovation or home remodeling project fails is due to lack of concise planning. You must Plan to succeed. Although it may simple to hire a general contractor and allow him to make your dream come true, it is important that you in fact have an “ideal” view of what your bathroom should look like. This is a great step forward in making sure communication isn’t lacking and an understanding of what needs to done is made. We’ve created this guide to help you make sure that you can ensure an “ideal view” of what your end-project should look like. The first step is Design.
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Creating the design for your bathroom that fits you.
A Bathroom is a personal space for you and your guests of honor. That being said, there is plenty of inspiration available for creating a design for your bathroom renovation project that makes sense for you. Lets start with the basics:
- There are many variations of bathroom remodeling magazines available in print and on the web. Better Homes and Gardens, House Trends, and Fresh Home, are just some of the many examples that you could use for your source of inspiration.
- Sometimes its not enough to just look at a magazine or photo on the web, and it might seem better to see some curtains or bathtubs in person. Kohler and Home Depot usually have a large array of different items you could check out and incorporate into your design.
- Consider important aspects of your bathroom. For example, if someone in your home is disabled, you might need to provide extra space or add accessibility features to your shower or bathtub.
As you look over these sources, it would be wise to create a checklist of items you want or don’t want at the end of your bathroom renovation. This is important when it comes time to evaluate your budget.
Planning your Bathroom Renovation in advance
The planning stage is perhaps the most important because if done correctly, you will save both time and money. There are many factors that need to be drawn out before you make any physical changes to your bathroom, and its important that they are thought about carefully.
- Make sure that the contractor you are hiring to do your bathroom remodeling or any home remodeling project, is capable of doing what they say they will be doing. You can do this by finding research on the topic or talking to multiple experts in the field and finding their take on the subject. When it comes time to meet your general contractor, you will know a bit about what they are talking about.
- Make sure that the contractor you are hiring has some referrals that can verify that they are an expert and have not done shady business in the past. It may seem time consuming to call these referrals, but it will pay off in the end-project. After all, its never wise to simply handout money without any reassurance.
- Create a schedule that you think will work for you. It is important that even though a contractor is handling your job, you take the time to check in that everything is going as planned. It is also important that since the bathroom is such an important space, you plan in advance where you and your family will be showering or using the basic facilities (granted this is your only bathroom).
Creating a Budget that suits the needs of your Bathroom
Depending on what type of materials you want in your bathroom, the cost of your renovation will vary, so its important that if you plan to build Rome, you can afford build it! If not, then it is time to look back at the checklist you created earlier and remove some things that are probably not needed. There are some things that should be taking into consideration when thinking about your final budget.
- Even if you’ve made sure that everything is perfect, there is always a chance that something can change. For example, you might change your mind about how the bathroom should look in some aspect, or their might be unsuspected problem during renovation. In these cases you need to have 10-20% extra left over for these inconsistencies.
- If you live in a humid climate, it is important that you do not deduct from the type of interior wall or tiles you use. If you do, you could risk Mold developing in your bathroom, and be forced to do a second renovation in the future.
- If you live in a building which you share with other owners or renters, it is important that you account for leaky pipes. You should never skimp out on what you invest into the pipes and securing them because you may end up paying for it in the future.
This is a step-by-step guide for making sure that your bathroom renovation is a success. We hope that you apply your due diligence so that your bathroom could look and feel the way you want it to.