How to Plan Your Next Bathroom Remodel
Remodeling your bathroom is certainly an exciting process. After all, breathing new life into one of the most frequently used rooms of your home can add both value and enjoyment. However, it’s essential to develop a game plan before the work begins. If you’ve been wondering how to plan a bathroom remodel, you’ve come to the right place. Total Restore has assembled our top tips for planning to remodel your bathroom so you can avoid mistakes, delays, and headaches. By following these simple steps, you’ll have no trouble planning and executing your bathroom remodeling project.
Tip #1 – Research Ideas
A logical first step is to take some time to develop your vision for your dream bathroom. You’ll find plenty of sources for inspiration on the internet and social media. There are also a number of online design tools that help you visualize your ideas, choose different colors, and browse various materials. Do you have a particular feature, such as a double vanity, that you’d like to incorporate into the design? Features like fixtures and faucets are best seen in person in an effort to test them out if possible. Visiting a home improvement store is a great way to get a better idea of what fixtures and features you’d like to add to your bathroom. Finally, be sure to save all of your favorite ideas in a central location such as your phone, tablet, or computer. That way, you’ll be prepared to show examples when discussing the final plans when starting your project.
Tip #2 – Decide on Changes or Additions
Next, it’s time to decide on the scope of your project. Will you simply be updating a few fixtures and adding a coat of paint or are you planning to re-do the entire space and start from scratch? It’s important to determine the scope of the remodel in order to correctly determine your budget and estimate how long it will take to finish. Make a list of the goals that you’d like to achieve during the remodel and list all of the fixtures that you want to change or update in the process. This makes it easier to estimate totals and develop a plan for completing the project. It also helps to prevent you from getting overwhelmed or running into unexpected surprises after work has already begun.
Tip #3 – Choose a Contractor
The best way to ensure that your bathroom remodeling project is completed exactly to your specifications and in a timely manner is to trust a trusted team of experts as you’ll find right here at Total Restore. Our team has the expertise and knowledge to get the job done correctly and according to code requirements. Certain aspects of the project involving HVAC, electrical, and plumbing are best left to trained professionals to avoid damage to your home. Our team has both the professional experience and tools necessary to perform the work safely and correctly. We work closely with materials suppliers and specialists, making the remodeling process much more streamlined compared to doing the work yourself. We’ll respect your home and work alongside you in order to help you accomplish your bathroom renovation goals.
Tip #4 – Establish Your Budget
Now that you’ve settled on a plan for the project, it’s time to consider your budget. Total Restore can work with you to help determine the type of materials based on your budget concerns. Some factors to consider include the cost of the chosen materials, design and permit costs, inspection fees or costs, and contractor costs. Our team uses specialized software that will provide you with an accurate estimate based on your needs and the scope of the remodeling project. We maintain close relationships with suppliers and subcontractors, making it easy to develop an affordable remodeling solution that both your head and heart can agree on. Each step of the way, we’ll review your options and provide expert advice whenever necessary. Total Restore is committed to honest, no-pressure project management.
Tip #5 – Finalize Design and Begin Project
Does everything look good in your proposal? This is the most exciting stage of the project. You’ve taken the time to review your options and determine a final plan for your bathroom remodeling. Once approved, it’s time to order materials and pull the necessary permits to get started on the work. Remember, certain types of work and materials can require longer lead times. Factor in additional time if you plan to choose more customized options for your bathroom. Once underway, our team will keep you informed each step of the way as the project reaches its conclusion. By effectively planning, homeowners can sit back and relax while our team at Total Restore finishes the remodeled bathroom of their dreams. Contact us today to get started!