A bathroom renovation is a difficult task for few and for others it is an exciting task. But before selecting the tiles or bathtub design, there are other things that you need to consider, so that the projects turn out to be your dream project. Renovating a bathroom can be bit overwhelming, time- consuming and tedious task, hence here we have provided checklist to ensure that your project remains on track and renovation project runs in a smooth fashion.
The first and foremost step is that you need to know about how much you want to spend. It is crucial to set a budget, as it will help you to know how much money you need to spend. Once you have set aside amount, you’ll get a clear sense on how much you need to spend on tiles, textures and miscellaneous other things.
Most people think that renovation of a small bathroom takes few days or takes less time as compared to large bathroom. It is not the case. It depends upon how much items that you want to change in the bathroom. However, planning does not mean allocating time to renovation works, but you also need to plan about other steps like ordering and buying of tiles, fixtures, cabinets, etc.
When it comes to renovation of a bathroom, it is important to think about a sequence. It will save you from lot of frustration and mistake. Whether you need to demolish a sheetrock, remodel the whole bathroom or need simple repairing. The first and foremost step is to remodel your ceiling, then wall, then floors. It is the best sequence to remodel the bathroom.
Check Hidden Areas
If you want to do a bathroom renovation, then you need a professional help, who can provide recommendations on how the look of your bathroom can be changed. Depending upon the age of home and how it was built can let you know about the hidden problem that you may encounter like water leakage, hence it is necessary to look out for structural deficiencies in the floor like plumbing, tiles, shower and tub surrounds, etc.
Look of the bathroom
While renovating the bathroom it is necessary to think about how the bathroom should look. There are many things that you need to consider like paint, tile, showers, tubs, faucets, etc. Do some research. You can take one piece and combine the elements together or select a design item that you need to add in the bathroom and then work on the rest of the bathroom.
Design and function
Design and functionality should always go hand in hand, so it is crucial to think who will use the bathroom and how will he/she use. The bathroom should be designed keeping in mind the theme of a home.
Measurements are the most important factor that you need to consider, while doing bathroom renovation. Overall size of the bathroom, location of the bathroom, plumbing and electrical wires should be of a standard dimensions. Therefore, it is important to take measurements and specifications, when you visit the store. The most frustrating thing is to shop without taking adequate measurements. You will end by buying things that adds no value to your bathroom and buying unnecessary things will surely burn a hole in your pocket.
Hire a professional
Hiring a professional, who has domain expertise is necessary. Don’t go for DIY job, unless you know ins and outs of bathroom renovation like plumbing. Although DIY job is a smart step but given the complexity of job; it is necessary to hire a contractor who will take care of various things like electrical, tiling, plumbing. Moreover, there are innumerable benefits of hiring a contractor also you’ll save yourself from frustration and time.
It is an acknowledged fact that no renovation is complete, without renovation or remodeling of fixtures. Hence, it is necessary to make a checklist of certain things like shower, toilet, bidet, sink, faucet and shower heads. You can repair the old one or go for a new one. Aldo, you can buy new mirrors and shower doors. Change the overall look of bathroom by buying new door handles, hardware for shower doors, drawers, etc. If budget is not a constraint, you can buy a new shower doors; it will add a new interest to your bathroom.
Last but not the least; buy new cabinets, shelves and other storage options. The idea is to make bathroom stylish.
Originally posted 2013-07-07 02:56:07.