Feel like your bathroom looks like it was designed in the 1960s?
Have you added to your family since you first moved in, and need to find a way to make better use of the space in your bathroom?
Do you just feel like your bathroom is less of an oasis, and more of an eyesore?
If so, it’s time for a change.
In this post, we’ll fill you in on the most important things you need to keep in mind when renovating your bathroom.
1. Evaluate Your Plumbing First
Before you even start your bathroom renovation, you need to be certain that your plumbing is in good shape.
You may need a to schedule a main line clean out, work with professional plumbers to replace leaky or old pipes, or fix any issues with your water pressure or hot water heater.
Even if you think everything is fine with your plumbing, it’s always a smart idea to have it inspected anyway.
2. Define Your Budget
Here’s the thing: there’s a good chance that, no matter how hard you try to stick to your budget, renovating your bathroom is going to cost you more than you’d expected.
That’s why it’s so important to get a firm understanding of how much every component costs (this cost breakdown will help you.)
Then, rank your priorities.
For example, decide if you can paint your bathroom yourself instead of hiring someone else to do it.
Instead of going with marble flooring, try a more affordable ceramic tile. Instead of having a backsplash mosaic installed, try peel-and-stick tile or even a cheaper subway tile.
You can even save up to $1,000 by handling demolition on your own.
Always hire the pros to help you with any kind of electrical work.
3. Create a Floor Plan
Having trouble deciding what should go where in your new bathroom?
Create your own floor plan and focus on maximizing the space you do have. Take dimension of your space, then measure your sink, your bathtub/shower, and the toilet.
We highly suggest using free floor plan software to allow you to play around with your space.
4. Don’t Forget Ventilation
One of the most important bathroom renovation tips — and one that, unfortunately, often goes overlooked?
Remember the ventilation.
It’s not just about getting rid of unpleasant smells. Ventilation also ensures that you can prevent the buildup of mold and moisture that can happen after you take a shower.
Consider overhead fans, floor ventilation units, and even smaller windows you can open post-shower.
Renovating Your Bathroom Is Easy with These Tips
Renovating your bathroom will certainly take a lot of patience and planning, but if you follow the advice on this list, you’ll find that you actually enjoy the process.
Remember to know when to call in a professional, attempt to define your budget, (but allow for some wiggle room) and to remember to ventilate.
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