Tips on Planning a Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom RemodelingIf you intend to remodel your bathroom, there are a few things that you have to consider before you begin. If you use these tips on bathroom renovation, you will find that the remodeling process is a lot more straightforward than initially thought.

Begin with a wish list

The first thing that you need to is establish a wish list. What is it about your current bathroom that you want to keep and what is it you want to change. Make sure to group the features you want into nice-to-haves and must-haves. Gather inspiration by scanning magazines and websites, visiting showrooms, or even touring model homes. Get the modern bathroom that you want by establishing your preferences.

Establish a budget

Are you going to make cosmetic changes or will you gut your bathroom and start from scratch? Before you start, you have to know how much money you are willing to spend. Always make sure that you have a little money set aside for issues with the bathroom plumbing or mold problems.

Re-evaluate the plumbing

If you are doing more than just a simple aesthetic upgrade, you want to make sure that you check the bathroom plumbing at the same time of your remodel. You would not believe how many families are unable to enjoy their new bathroom for long because they find out that they have issues with worn-out plumbing fixtures later on. This would mean demolishing the walls and floors to reach the plumbing.

Make smart choices

If you want to stay in your home for five years or less, plan and design your remodel with resale in mind. If you want to stay longer, design the bathroom for yourself. Regardless of what you come up with, five years after your remodel, it will no longer be considered a modern bathroom. So if you are not going to sell anytime soon, go with what you like.

Making smart choices also means that you invest in those items that you cannot easily change, such as the shower, the tub, and the flooring. If you are going to spend the money, it is best to spend it on those aspects that you will benefit from for years to come.

Call the experts

Some people assume that if they plan to tackle some of the remodel themselves or only want a small-scale makeover, they can save money and not consult a professional. Keep in mind that the professionals know what your budget can get you, but can also give you good advice on where you should splurge and where you should try to save. When it comes to the wiring and plumbing, it is always a good idea to call in the experts unless you have considerable skill in that area.

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