Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to give you some tips and tricks for a successful home remodel. In last week’s blog, we covered “Tips For A Successful Remodel: Kitchen” and this week we will be covering the bathroom. Bathroom trends are getting more and more modern, but experts have come up with ways to make your bathroom model stress-free.
Here are a couple of tips for a successful bathroom remodel:
- Deciding on your style and functionality.
There’s a lot going on in a small area when it comes to the bathroom. Focus on the style that you want in the bathroom and the functionality that it will bring you.
- Develop your budget for your remodel.
The best place to start when it comes to your remodel is the budget. The budget will have a huge impact on the type of materials you choose to use and the boundaries that you set yourself for your design. Knowing what you can spend can save you the trouble of having to return materials due to budget restrictions.
- Refinish what you already own.
If you want to save a couple bucks, consider refinishing existing items like your bathtub, sink, or tile. If you refinish certain items, you’ll only be spending about 10 percent of what you would if you bought all brand new furnishings. If you go this route, you will be saving yourself from the hassle of having your bathroom torn up. Moving your plumbing can also save you money on moving plumbing lines and piping; not to mention the saved cost of hiring a plumber to do these tasks!
- Hire the right professionals.
If you hire the right professionals for the job,then that can have a huge impact on how efficiently the job gets done. Before you pick the right contractor, get the estimates of several different contractors.
- Understand your bathroom dimensions.
If you know the key measurements of your bathroom furnishings, such as the bathtub and the toilet and how much space you need between each. Take into consideration any drawers or cabinets that need to be opened so they don’t interfere with anything else.
- Don’t make your toilet the focal point.
Putting the toilet as the first thing you see when you walk in the bathroom is a designer's worst nightmare. Bathroom doors get left open and any guests that you have in your home will be staring at a toilet, which isn’t aesthetically pleasing. Consider hiding the toilet behind a set of cabinets or around the corner from the door.
- Review the final checklist as carefully as you can.
Once your construction is over with, it’s time to locate places that need touch-ups or where things have been forgotten. This could be a missing light switch plate, paint touch-ups, or caulking that needs to be replaced. Your contractor may have to make multiple trips back to your house to finish these touch-ups, so prepare yourself.
If you are in the market for a bathroom remodel, contact us at GMS Werks and we would be more than happy to help you out with all of your bathroom needs!