Renovating is an exciting activity for any homeowner. However, there are a number of things that you need to seriously consider before you begin your bathroom remodeling. While these steps may not be as fun as picking out the new tile, or choosing a new bathtub, they are essential aspects that require your utmost attention. Let’s dive into the necessary issues that you should take note of, and let’s get you on your way to a beautiful new renovation.
Money, Money, Money
It certainly does not grow on trees, so before you start any home renovation job, you need to clearly establish a budget for yourself. Where do you start? Start with how much you are willing to spend at most. It is good to find out how far your limits are. Hopefully you won’t have to spend your limit, but you should start with a line that you won’t cross. From this point, factor in the cost of labor, if you’re hiring contractors, and the cost of the materials that you would like to use on your bathroom remodeling job. This should give you clear sense of how much you will need to spend to do the job to your specifications.
Timing is Everything
You may think that because your bathroom is small the remodeling job will take less time. This is not true; if you are overhauling the entire room, either you or a contractor will have to go through all of the same steps necessary for a larger room. It is a wise decision to establish a clear timeline either for yourself or with your contractor. This is vital when it comes to ordering parts and fixtures. Ordering and timing are far more essential when dealing with a contractor a you need to make sure you have the necessary parts when they are ready to use and install them.
Sequence Your Jobs
Determining the most efficient order of operations while doing bathroom remodeling is a smart-move. Not only will you save a bunch of time cleaning up, but you also give yourself the opportunity to catch your mistakes before they go too far. The best way to go about renovating a room is from the ceiling down to the floor, so you don’t damage any of the new parts while renovating another section.
Design Versus Functionality
This is one of the biggest things for you to consider during bathroom remodeling projects. There are all sorts of amazing designs and looks that you probably have in mind for your space, but functionality is still the most important aspect of this room. Make sure that your space is going to work the way you need it to. This is one of the most visited rooms in the entire house. It would be a shame to spend a lot of money for a beautiful place and find out that it isn’t as functional as you would’ve liked.