Definitive Guide to Bathroom Remodeling
A good bathroom decoration will not only liven it up but also give it a relaxing feeling whenever you enter it. Once you have decided to remodel your bathroom, the next task is to plan. If you plan well, the results will be perfect. Here are some tips on how to plan your bathroom remodeling.
First of all: The Brain work
Determine your budget
Whether you reside in Princeton, New Jersey or Lawrence, maybe in West Windsor, a bathroom renovation can be a big milestone in the life of your property. Determine what are you are willing or able to spend on the remodeling and then write it down. It is advisable to follow your budget as there are many options available that it’s tempting to get carried away when the renovation is in progress.
Look for images of all the bathroom features and designs that you like. Collect pictures for your favorite vanity, fixtures, flooring, colors and lighting. After collecting many pictures, you will usually begin to see a certain trend emerge. Remove all the pictures that neither match this trend nor your needs. This step will give you a head start on how your new bathroom will look and feel. It will also help you learn all of the great fixture and design options out there.
Mark your bathroom space on a graph paper and then cut out a vanity, tub, toilet etc. Move the cut-outs around until you have the desired layout. There are many bathroom layouts available online.
Time to take Action
Start talking to a contractor
Now you have a good idea of the project scope which makes it easier for the contractor to give you a quotation. Show them your renovation plan and design ideas so that in case there is something wrong they can let you know and you can deal with it before the remodeling begins.
Once you have identified your contractor and set a date for the renovation to begin, start buying fixtures and finishes. Most items will take between 1 to 3 weeks to arrive. Have all the necessary items readily available so that you don’t hold up the project once you start and reduce the time your home is turned into a construction site. Most contractors often source the materials themselves so discuss with them what you are required to buy.
If this is the only bathroom in your home, you need to have a plan for coping with the inconveniences. You may use your neighbor’s facilities or rent a port-a-potty. There are hidden problems that come up when remodeling and you may go without a bathroom for a couple of days longer than expected. You have laid the groundwork and prepared everything for a smooth bathroom remodeling.
Now it is time to renovate…