Before the construction process begins, we have some important advice for you to consider about the bathroom remodeling process. The more information that you know upfront, the more prepared you'll be to avoid delays with your project and hidden costs.
Important Factors to Consider About Your Bathroom Remodeling Project
Whether you're planning a large or a small bath remodel, a realistic overview of the process helps to ease stress and, hopefully, eliminate any possible surprises. The reality is that it's inconvenient to remodel any room in the home. And, the bathroom poses a necessity that is not always easy to part with for homeowners.
So, how complicated your bathroom remodel will be depends on a variety of factors. Things that can significantly affect your remodeling budget include changing to a brand new layout, moving plumbing, the size of the room and, of course, the quality of the products and materials that are selected. There are also a few deluxe options and upgrades to consider, like a heated floor or spa-inspired features that can provide a celebrity feel to a bathroom's design. Take time to really think about what "upgrades" will make your bathroom remodel truly worth your time and money.
Create a vision board for your bathroom
Prepare for the design process of your bathroom remodel by creating your own design wish list. Gather inspirational photos of bathrooms and designs that you enjoy. Don't forget to explore lighting, accessories, textures and all of the essentials including countertops, tiles, a vanity and flooring. Looking for a bit of style direction? Consider bath trend articles from HGTV, Magnolia by Joanna Gaines and Pinterest for starters. Don't forget to check out the countertops, tiles, backsplash materials, and cabinetry options at our Gallery Page too!
What do you want to change?
Take inventory of the bathroom that you wish to remodel and who will use it regularly. Is it a large bathroom, powder room, a child's or guest bath? Remember that changing the floorplan, re-configurating the electrical work or adding additional plumbing, will increase the overall cost of your bathroom remodel.
Be sure to also think about details such as whether you prefer a shower or a tub. Modern tubs are fabulous for a soak, but they also take up plenty of space. Today's chicest baths incorporate beautiful and creative storage solutions to help improve organization and functionality. Do you prefer a double or single sink? Sink configuration can be a game changer, especially in households with hectic morning and evening schedules. Check out one of our recently featured bathroom remodels to see what a difference details can make!
What's behind the walls is what really counts
The addition of new plumbing typically shoots budgets higher than expected and may cause delays for your project. The same goes for electrical work and extra outlets. However, it's not wise to skimp on voltage or accessible outlets either — nothing like blowing a fuse every time the hairdryer is used. Not having enough outlets can translate to a hassle every time a water pic or electric shaver need to be plugged in. However, plumbing and electrical work are not always necessary to achieve a complete bathroom transformation. We always recommend discussing your options with bathroom remodeling professionals, like Kitchen Magic!
Research what's trending
Tiles, countertops and backsplashes, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association 2021 Trends Report, will continue to trend in light-colored quartz. NKBA says large slab backsplashes and subway tiles are other trends that will continue for several years.
Last but certainly not least, lighting in the bathroom should follow the same principles of good lighting design as applied in other rooms of the home. Be sure to combine task, ambient, and accent lighting — an essential for a space where personal care can range from makeup application to hair care routines, manicures, tweezing, application of contact lenses and more!