Starting any kind of a renovation or a remodel can be a really fun and exciting experience. It can also be frustrating, overwhelming and scary. You have to remember that a renovation isn’t like paint on a wall. You can’t just go over it! This is a permanent to semi-permanent project and quite a bit of money is going to be involved. Because of this, it’s really important that you plan the project. But, how do you go about this? What steps do you take to ensure that you end up with a home that is beautiful and spacious, not gaudy and inefficient? Take a look below at the small guide created for you.
Assess Your Needs For A Bathroom Remodel
One of the biggest reasons people want to do a bathroom remodel is simply because they need or want more space. Chances are if the home is older, you probably don’t have very much elbow room to really move around the space freely. Its mote of a closet than a beautiful spacious bathroom! Another big reason people decide to do a renovation is because they want an update. If you’ve lived in your house for 5, 10, or even 20 years, you get sick of the same thing over time. A bathroom renovation or bathroom remodel allows you to change the entire look of the bathroom and make it more modern. Because of these two factors, you need to make sure that you figure out what kind of a bathroom you want; Master Bath, Full Bath, Three Quarters bath OR half bath/powder room. They ask you different questions that help you figure out what kind of a bathroom you need and then you can give the worksheet to your designer so they can understand and assess your needs for the type of bathroom you really want!
Set A Budget For Your Renovation
According to the NKBA a bathroom remodel can be one of the most costly upgrades to do. One of the biggest reasons for this though is simply due to the fact that when a person renovates they find other issues they weren’t expecting like the need for new plumbing lines, corroded pipes and electrical plugs that need to be updated. In some cases, you might find that updating a bathroom leads you to a $100,000 bill for the bathroom! Make sure that when you decide to do a project like this you sit down and decide how much you are willing to spend on things like design and style, as well as additional costs like new pipes.
Figure Out What Storage Solutions You Want To Use
When you take the time to look at things like vanities and cabinets, try to find solutions that allow you to add a lot of space. Some cabinets only have one cabinet and one drawer while others will have two cabinets or more and 2 drawers or more. Also, make sure that when it comes to medicine cabinets – either behind the mirror or on the sides of the wall that you take into consideration things that you want to fit in there. If you have all these nice cabinets and drawers and shelves it won’t matter if what you want to put in them won’t fit. You also are going to want to look at more efficient solutions for things like towels. The most commonly used type of towel holder are the rings or bars that you hang on the wall. But, some people will opt for something a little different such as built-in cabinetry or shelves – these allow you to use the space you have but they also let you hang or store more than one towel.
What Materials To Use
Materials you are going to use are going to be dependent on 2 main factors; the look you want and the budget you set. Obviously, things like natural stone (marble, granite, stone) are going to cost more. While materials that are just as good and can be manufactured to LOOK like these materials will cost less, these faux materials include porcelain tiles for instance. They are incredibly strong, easy to clean and customizable which makes them perfect for the bathroom! Also, materials and paint – your style, is going to create the look you want. For example, a modern bathroom can have a lot of neutral colors, as well as materials like glass, wood, and leather. On the other hand, a traditional bathroom is going to use porcelain tiles that are beige, tan or white and will use materials like wood, upholstered fabrics and maybe some glass. These are the things you will want to think about when it comes to the overall look and feel of the bathroom.