Is your bathroom in need of a makeover? Whether you are looking to increase your home’s value or simply create a more comfortable and stylish space, a bathroom remodel can be a rewarding endeavor.
In this ultimate guide to bathroom remodels, we will walk you through the entire process, from planning and budgeting for your bathroom remodel to the final touches that will make your new bathroom shine.
Before you start tearing down tiles or ripping out fixtures, first it is essential to define your goals for your remodel. Ask yourself:
Defining these clear objectives will help you guide your decisions throughout the process.
Establishing a budget is a crucial step in any home renovation project. Consider all expenses, including materials, labor, permits, and unexpected costs. It is a good idea to set aside a contingency and overages fund for unforeseen issues that may arise during the remodel. Cabinets can be a big budget item but for bathrooms if you choose to go with an all-tile shower that may win out over cabinets. Studies have found that customers are usually more satisfied when they buy the nicer products and don’t choose the least expensive products and services.
The layout of your bathroom plays a significant role in its functionality and aesthetics. Consider factors such as:
– The placement of fixtures like sinks, toilet, bathtub and shower.
– Storage solutions like cabinets, cabinet drawers, roll out trays, linen closets, shelves, built-ins, and other storage accessories available to add with bath vanities.
– Lighting design, how many can-lights, wall scones or vanity lights.
– Ventilation requirements for showers to push moisture outside the home or maybe you plan to upgrade to a water closet for your toilet and you will need to run additional HVAC work.
Taking these points into account and optimizing your bathroom layout can make a big difference on how the space functions with your routines.
Choosing the right materials and fixtures can greatly impact the look and longevity of your bathroom. Consider the following factors when choosing yours:
– Tile material type for flooring and walls, some are rated for higher durability.
– Countertop materials you cannot go wrong with granite but in our opinion, you can’t beat the look that quartzite offers.
– Faucets and shower heads, you usually want to choose from name brands like Delta, Kohler, and American Standard.
– Bath tub and shower options if tile isn’t in the budget, sterling can offer high quality acrylic insert products.
– Bath vanity and storage solutions, as mentioned earlier, many inserts are available for storing hygiene and handheld appliance products.
Balancing budget, style, durability and function is key when making these decisions.