Things to Consider When You Remodel a Bathroom
If you’re starting a new bathroom remodel project, we have the tips you need to do it right the first time. While you might have a lot of decisions to make along the way, planning ahead and staying organized from the start will help you save money, add the features you want, and be happy with your bathroom remodel project.
Set a Realistic Budget
You may be tempted to upgrade your bathroom with dramatic accessories, but make sure to factor in every aspect of the remodel. In order to help visualize the actual costs, try breaking down your budget into the following categories:
- Bathtubs, showers and stalls
- Counters, cabinetry and hardware
- Lighting, wiring and accessible outlets
- Tile and grout
- Traditional, space-saving, or water-conserving toilets
- Flooring, aesthetics and paint
For most budgets, the biggest expenses usually come from fixtures and plumbing, but other costs can add up when personal preferences and designs are accounted for. Generally, your bathroom project should cost no more than 5 to 10 percent of your home’s value.
Spend Time Collecting Design Ideas
In our ideal world, bathroom renovations would all look like they belong on home renovation shows. In reality, it often doesn’t take a lot of glamor to settle on a design that’s best suited for your living space.
Some common trends in bathroom design include:
- Woodworking replacing cold ceramics
- Contemporary marble statements
- Using bi-color combinations, or eye-catching contrasts
- Adding textural expressions, geometric shapes, or graphic patterns
- Asymmetrical, unusual and non-traditional mirrors
- Embracing technology and water-saving accessories
While there’s tons of great information online, it’s best used as inspiration only. While your attention may be grabbed by impactful design or colors if you follow that path you may find that you don’t want to live with it in the end. Collect imagery on apps like Pinterest, and revisit those designs after a few days to see what feels like the best fit.
Safety is Universal
Grab bars and other safety tools are no longer strictly for seniors or the wee ones. Although most homeowners don’t want their bathrooms looking institutional, there are a lot of innovative products that still look great while remaining functional.
When shopping for design features, look for things like walk-in tubs, elegant grab bars and other innovations to help you enjoy your home more safely. Some brands can change the way you think about function and beauty in household products.
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