Bathroom Remodeling | 6 Tips for an Organized Remodel
Bathroom Remodeling | Remodeling your bathroom is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase the value of your home. It can also go a long way toward improving the quality of your life and satisfaction in your home.
A lot of people understandably find the idea of undertaking a bathroom remodel a bit intimidating. That’s why we brought in Jaime Dorobek to help put you at ease by sharing what she learned doing her own bathroom renovation. Jamie and her husband are pretty fearless DIYers. Yet, even Jamie didn’t think of everything before getting the bathroom remodeling underway.
Jamie learned a lot, and she’s here with practical advice that comes from real-life experience.
You’ve made the decision to remodel your bathroom, now what?
Plan, plan, and plan some more my friend!
Starting a bathroom remodel is scary, exciting, and nerve racking, but it is all worth it in the end! And a well thought out (but, flexible) plan will keep things moving and ensure that you are always one step ahead of the game.
Here are nine tips and tricks I wish I would have known before we started our bathroom remodel adventure.
Consider These When Planning Your Bathroom Remodel
1. What is your time frame?
When does this project have to be finished by? Do you have another bathroom in your home to use or are you staying with a friend? I was pregnant when we did this bathroom project. So, baby was the ultimate deadline. That gave us eight weeks for our bathroom remodel. This is important to fully think out so that you can decide what parts of the remodeling project you can realistically DIY and what parts you should hire out.
2. Make a list of what will be done in your bathroom remodel.
New tiling? Lighting? Fixtures? Moving walls? Cabinets? Are adding another sink? A stand alone shower? For us, the only thing we saved was the toilet. We did a ton of demolition and even moved a wall back 6 inches to make room for a stand-alone shower. This list will come in handy for the budget.
3. Find inspiration.
Start a bathroom remodel Pinterest board and collect ideas that you love. Do you want a drop-in tub? Do you love subway tile? Grout color? Different grout color for walls and floor? What about vanity lights? Stare at tons of pictures and really think about exactly what you love about that image.
4. Now that you have a list of what you want and your inspiration. Make a budget.
Also realize things come up in bathroom remodels, so give yourself some wiggle room.
5. Do you need to special order anything?
We used mostly in stock products at our local home improvement shop, but we did have to special order our sink, tub, and shower faucets, which held up the installation a few days. Also, counters and glass shower enclosures take time to order and install.
6. Don’t forget about the little things.
Where do you want outlets? Where do you need lights? How high do you want the lights? Will you have one three-light wall sconce or two two-light sconces? One or two mirrors? Where do the light switches go? Where will towel bars hang? Cabinet hardware? Do you want a built in shower and/or bathtub shelf?
It’s nice to be able to tell the electrician and plumber ahead of time exactly where you want these things to go. (We decided to install electrical outlets on either side of the long mirror.) – Home Depot
Interested in starting a bathroom remodeling project? Contact Medina Exteriors today, (330)591-4040Share