You’ve put a lot of thought into revamping your bathroom, and it’s been the topic of many conversations in your home. It’s a popular and cost-effective choice for a home remodel project. It’s virtually tied for kitchen remodels year after year according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
You’ve surely given a lot of thought into your bathroom remodel project, and it’s the source of a great deal of excitement. With the right planning and steps, it will stay exciting rather than becoming overwhelming and stressful. To help you out with your bathroom renovation, we’ve compiled a list of seven essential bathroom remodeling tips for a smooth project and beautiful finished result!
1. DEFINE YOUR BATHROOM’S PURPOSE
What kind of spaces do you want in your newly remodeled bathroom? You have many options and designs to choose from. How about dual sinks or a powder room? Are you starting from scratch or just replacing a few key elements? Write down what you want your bathroom to provide in space and fixtures, and you’re off to a good start.
2. BE MINDFUL OF AVAILABLE SPACE
You have lofty dreams for your new bathroom, and you should. However, as you’re daydreaming about your new bathroom, keep in mind the total square footage and space you have available. It takes proper planning and foresight to make your dreams a practical reality. Set realistic goals and have realistic expectations.
3. INSTALL THE RIGHT MATERIALS
Any home renovation project involves a lot of details for the types of materials you need, the costs involved, and a successful execution of the project by choosing the correct materials for the design element. Consider the following design elements and the types of materials you need and want to install for each:
- Bathtub and/or Walk-in Shower
- Sink and Bath Fixtures
- Bathroom Flooring
- Shower Flooring
- Waterproofing Materials
4. PLAN FOR GOOD VENTILATION
Keep functional design elements in mind. Do you need extra ventilation? An extra ventilation fan or windows that open up are important to remove moisture from the bathroom. Excess moisture deteriorates materials faster, not to mention problems with mold and mildew growing on your new tile and bathroom.
5. UTILIZE ALL AVAILABLE SPACE
Choose a home contractor with experience in utilizing all of your available space by way of design and adding storage. How about a pedestal sink or storage space above the toilet and adding stylish shelving? Also, if you have a smaller bathroom, there are design elements you can incorporate to give the perception of more space, such as more mirrors, more lighting, and colors that don’t contrast too much.
6. SELECT DURABLE FLOORING
A survey by Consumer Reports indicated that 80 percent of homeowners preferred a durable flooring design over a stylish design. With all the options available today, you can have both. Durable flooring can be quite lovely and stylish, too. And, don’t forget about niceties like a heated floor (and heated toilet seat)!
7. CONSIDER A CLASSIC, TIMELESS BATHROOM DESIGN
If you plan on living in your home forever, design any kind of bathroom you like. If there’s a possibility that you’ll sell your home down the road, keep in mind how your remodeled bathroom will go over with potential home buyers. Go for a more conventional, yet timeless design for your bathroom remodel project. You can’t go wrong with that!
Lastly, hire a design-build home contractor like for your bathroom renovation project. At Welter Construction, we work with you from day one through the entire project. You don’t have to deal with any other subcontractors. To discuss your bathroom remodel plans with our design team, call us at (763) 780-6007, or use our online contact form.