Bathroom renovations can be a great way to liven up one of your home’s most useful (and most used) rooms, and also possibly increase the value of your property. Here are some of the most important aspects to consider when planning a bathroom makeover.
For any project of this size and complexity, it is important to draw up a budget. This will set a ballpark figure for how much you are comfortably able–and willing–to spend, and ensure that you don’t spend any more money than is absolutely necessary.
Always plan for enough time in which to get all the work done. Most people think that bathroom renovations will only take a few days at most given the small size of the room. However, bathroom design is as complex as anything else, and there are unique challenges that need to be addressed. Bathrooms usually require more time and attention than the other rooms of the house.
Break down all the tasks required in the renovation project and plan out each task in sequence. Planning out tasks in a specific order will make the crew work more efficiently and make the project go more smoothly.
Undetected or hidden issues
Because of all the moisture and humidity that the typical bathroom is subjected to, there may be issues that you aren’t aware of involving the plumbing and fixtures. All pipes and wiring should be checked and replaced, especially if they are installed behind a wall. This will make the results of your renovation work last longer.
Form and function
Always plan your bathroom for form and function. A bathroom doesn’t have to be cold, drab, and impersonal. Make sure it performs its basic functions–and performs them well–and then let your creativity reign. This way, the results of your bathroom renovations will be something you can be proud of for a long time.