Sometimes larger home projects can be intimidating because you may not know where to start. When it comes to planning your bathroom remodel there are many things to consider. Take a look at the following that should be taken into consideration before beginning your project.
Planning your budget for your remodel is vital. Make sure that you are realistic with the budget you are creating. You should have an idea of how much the materials and the labor for your project may cost. Do you want niche tiling in your shower? How much is that custom vanity going to cost you?
Consider all of these things and don’t forget to leave room in your budget for unexpected costs that may arise. You will be thankful that you thought ahead. You may even want to invite some contractors round so that they can give you an accurate quote, reducing the chance of any unexpected costs coming up. A qualified plumber would be able to know whether you can just plumb in any new fixtures or whether you will need to consider repiping your home due to old and/or corroded pipes, for example. Obviously, there is a large difference in cost of those examples of work and so that could affect the budget greatly. This will help you decide on a more accurate budget.
The design of your bathroom is a very important factor to consider while planning your remodel. Find photos that you can draw inspiration from. Make a Pinterest board to compile your ideas all in one place. Make sure to consider the layout of the bathroom. The functionality of the space is also very important. If this is a guest bathroom, maybe you don’t need to spring for the heated flooring. It also may not need substantial storage in comparison to the master bathroom.
Focusing on the larger design factors in the room, like the style of shower or bathtub, first will help streamline this process. The smaller details involved with the design may change as you see the project piece together.
Duration and Timing of the Project
Remember, when the work is being completed in your bathroom you most likely not have full use or access to it for a while. Is this the only bathroom in the home? Are you remodeling your half bath or guest bath? Which bathroom is being re-done definitely affects how your household will function during this time period. You should also think about when the work is being completed. Is it better for you to have the work completed during the school year when the kids will be in school for most of the day? Sometimes the work may take longer than expected if any issues arise. Prepare to have your bathroom to be “out of order,” for longer than the estimated duration of the project.
Have a Game Plan
Being without a functioning bathroom can be stressful! Choosing a great contractor who will communicate with you throughout the duration of the project is key. Not only will they keep you updated on the progress of the project, but they will help you address and assess any issues that arise. Having that extra room in your remodeling budget will put you at ease if something unexpected arises.
Find Your Contractor
One of the most important decisions you make in your remodeling project is choosing a contractor to work with. You want to make sure they have great reviews online and a good rating with the Better Business Bureau. Finding client testimonials and reviews online is a great way to get a better idea of what kind of company you would be working with. The contractor should be trustworthy-they will be in your home for an extended period of time and most likely unsupervised. You also want to be able to trust their expert opinions. An experienced contractor will have seen their fair share of issues on the job and will know how to assist you in making informed and budget-friendly decisions if an issue arises. If you are looking for help with replacing your windows, you may want to check somewhere similar to this replacement window phoenix company that might be able to give your bathroom the privacy it needs.
Are You Ready to Remodel?
For over 30 years, Native Sons has helped thousands of clients in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. Being a fully-licensed contracting company, we are able to complete a project from start to finish, without having to sub-contract any work out. Having all of the necessary licenses in-house makes the remodeling experience for our clients less stressful and straightforward. Do you have any questions? Feel free to give our administrative team a call at (410) 788-5179, or send us an email on our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you turn your dream bathroom into a reality!