So you’re considering remodeling that outdated bathroom. There are endless possibilities to consider when redoing your bathroom. You need to find the style that fits your taste and goes with the rest of your. Before you get to work, however, there are several factors you should take into account in order to end up with your best possible bathroom.
Consider Your Budget
Remodeling your bathroom can be quite expensive—anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 for most homeowners. Because costs can quickly get out of hand, setting a budget before you begin is essential.
You need to take into consideration who the space is meant for, your needs, the size of the room, and whether you’ll be doing this yourself or hiring a professional. Making a plan for what you want the remodeled bathroom to look like will allow you to get a feel for how much the project will cost. Make sure to allow for extra expenses, so it’s a good idea to make your budget a little bigger than what you plan to spend, just in case.
Set Aside Time
A small bathroom remodel can be completed in about a month. However, common mistakes can lead to remodeling taking a lot longer. There are many common mistakes people make when planning a bathroom remodel.
Some remodelers wishing to do all the remodeling work themselves make the mistake of failing to set aside the proper amount of time, trying to fit in work time whenever they can without a clear plan, which can lead to a project taking almost an entire year to complete. Before you start, make sure you are willing and ready to dedicate specific, uninterrupted amounts of time to your bathroom remodel.
Choose the Right Materials
Because you are remodeling a bathroom, it’s important to choose suitable materials. You’ll need materials that work well with lots of moisture and can stand up against direct contact with water. Especially if you have children, you never know how far water will travel when someone is washing their hands.
Bathroom materials need to be able to withstand high moisture levels, fast temperature shifts, and high humidity. Choose materials that are specifically designed for the bathroom in order to avoid emergency remodeling years later.
Finally getting the chance to remodel your bathroom can be an exciting process. However, it doesn’t come without its challenges. By creating a budget with a bit of wiggle room, setting aside time to get the project done, and choosing the right materials, you can create the bathroom that you’ve been waiting for.
Thinking of remodeling your kid’s bathroom? Check out How to Create a Kid-friendly Bathroom in Your Home for more inspiration!