Many people start off the new year thinking about what improvements they would like to make in their home. If you are considering remodeling your bathroom as one of your improvement projects, here are 5 tips you should consider.
1. Start with a plan
Beginning a remodeling project without a plan can mean only one thing – MORE MONEY!! That is why it is so important to start with a plan of what you want to change and/or improve in your bathroom. Start with a wish list and then prioritize your list to what is most important to you. Some of the things on your list might include:
- Cabinet upgrades or changes
- Countertops & Vanities
- Plumbing & Fixtures
Of course, all of the items in your plan need to include the look and feel you want to have in your bathroom.
2. Establish a budget
Whether you are planning on gutting your entire bathroom or simply making a few cosmetic updates, it’s important to know how much you want to spend before you start. Keep in mind to include a little extra in the budget for the unexpected, such as water or mold damages. It’s not uncommon to see bathroom remodel projects cost anywhere between $3,000 and $20,000, depending on what you are looking to change.
3. Invest in options that can’t be changed easily
If you are looking to maximize your budget, consider spending money on items that can’t be changed easily, such as the flooring, the tub, the shower, and tub/shower surrounds. Many of the other items, such as light fixtures and faucets are cosmetic and can easily be updated later if needed.
4. Choose options that are easy to maintain
Many people who visit our showroom talk about how difficult it is to clean or maintain their current bathroom. Many bathrooms and showers use tile, which requires constant scrubbing and maintenance to keep looking nice. Unless you are the type of person who loves cleaning the bathroom, you may want to consider options that are easy to clean and maintain. If you come to our showroom, we can show you many options for tub/shower surrounds, countertops, and sinks that will make cleaning your bathroom much easier.
5. Make smart choices
Design with resale in mind, even if you are planning on staying in your home for more than 5 years. Some styles and options can quickly become dated, making it hard if it become necessary to list your home. Finding options that show class and elegance will look less dated than options that are more trendy. Today’s cultured marble looks exactly like natural stone products, giving you an affordable option that is classy and elegant.
Bathroom Remodeling Tips Conclusion
We hope you enjoyed these bathroom remodeling tips. If you have any questions or would like some help with your bathroom remodel, come visit us in our showroom!