Because the bathroom is one of your home’s most widely used areas, it makes sense that upgrades will eventually need to be made. Only one or two small fixtures need to be updated sometimes, but a complete bathroom renovation may be more ideal when the list piles up. If one of these remodeling projects has never been completed, then you may be wondering where to start. To ensure it goes off without a hitch, here’s how to plan a bathroom renovation:
- Set a Time Frame Up
Is there a certain time limit that needs to be completed for your bathroom remodel? Maybe when you host your out-of-town family for the holidays, you want an updated bathroom or you’re a teacher tackling a summer project. You’ll get a realistic idea of what can be achieved by laying out your time frame.
- Create a budget
Some guesswork is all right, but you should try and be as close as possible to an accurate estimate. Although everyone wants a dream bathroom with designer fixtures and the most up-to-date trends, to make it happen, you don’t want to go into debt. Just allow yourself a little bit of wiggle room along the way for small hiccups.
- Creating a list of what you want to achieve
You can select all of the items you want and the upgrades that need to be done, now that you know what you can afford. You won’t be tempted to overspend or set your objectives too high with a budget already determined.
- DIY Projects Decide
Figure out if anything can be a do-it-yourself project while going over what parts of your bathroom need to be remodeled. Typically, small elements such as replacing vanity hardware or even repainting the walls can be done yourself, giving you the opportunity to save a little extra cash instead of hiring someone else to do it.
- Select a Company
Alternatively, greater tasks are better left to a team of experienced contractors, such as shower replacements or plumbing work. Research firms that provide the services you’re going to need, ensuring that they have features such as decades of experience and quality products. In addition, if you can, always opt for a smaller, locally owned company over a large, run-of-the-bill corporation.
- Timetable Everything
Once you have selected your bathroom remodeling firm, work with them to schedule times and dates for all the services that need to be performed. To ensure that you know exactly when they are arriving and are ready, write down the appointments on your calendar or save the confirmation emails.
- To Prep Your Bathroom
You don’t want your remodeling contractors to waste time tripping over the towel rack that you have forgotten to hang up or loose toiletries that you haven’t moved out of the way. Make all the preparations necessary so that they can get in and do the job that needs to be done. As a bonus, try working on any DIY projects outside the bathroom simultaneously while your renovation crew works for an expedited process inside it.
Over the years, Prime Baths & Home Solutions of Illinois has completed countless SW Chicagoland bathroom remodeling projects as a seasoned home improvement firm. As such, we would be pleased to help you plan the renovation of your bathroom and respond to any questions you have about getting started. To speak with one of our dedicated and knowledgeable team members, contact us today.