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What to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom

November 28, 2022

A great bathroom remodel does more than just enhance its visual appeal. With so many stunning designs and styles available in magazines and online sites, you might feel a little overwhelmed by the choices when looking for bathroom remodeling ideas.

With a little planning and a few critical decisions to make, you can be on the right path to getting a bathroom that feels warm, calm, relaxed, and fancy. Here are a few bathroom remodeling tips to guide you.

Have a Solid Budget

Before making any planning, make sure you have a carefully defined budget. Bathroom renovations aren’t the cheapest, but they’re excellent investments as they increase your home’s resale value. That means creating a realistic budget, including labor costs in your area.

While it can be tempting to go for expensive fixtures and designs, stick to the amount you allocate to your project and set a specified amount for miscellaneous.

Determine the Project Length

If you’re planning to remodel all the bathrooms, it’s prudent to consider the family’s needs and set up a temporary bathroom to use in the meantime. Let your contractor take you through the steps involved in your bathroom remodeling project, including how long it will take.

An extensive renovation that involves changing the sink, bathtub, and shower location can take longer than a remodel requiring changing the tiles.

Develop a Layout

Choose a workable layout if you intend to move fixtures to different locations or expand the space in your bathroom. You should do this before considering the aesthetic of your bathroom.

It’s important to discuss these details with your contractor before you start the project. This makes it easy to organize your project and allocate money appropriately. Once you know how your bathroom looks, you can focus on choosing high-quality, luxurious fixtures to go along with the layout.

Decide the Features You Want

Every bathroom renovation project is unique, and the project details often depend on the style and features you want to include. For instance, if you want to create more space, you may want to get functional but compact or flexible features for your small space. Other renovations may address ventilation, while others can fix flooring and add plants or new bathtubs.

Assess the Amount of Space You’re Working With

Avoid getting fixtures that won’t fit your bathroom. Be sure to take measurements to determine the right size for your bathroom and compare it with the dimensions on the fixture label you intend to buy. You can also ask your contractor to get the right size for you to ensure you have enough space for accessibility and make the room functional and appealing. 

Consider the Users

Bathrooms have different functions depending on the users in that home. While most people use their bathrooms for quick showers before and after work, others want a luxurious bathroom to soak in and relax with some music playing in the background. If you have a senior or someone who is differently abled living with you, you may want to include a seat and strong rails to hold on to when taking a shower to prevent them from falling. If you have a small child, it’s prudent to invest more in storage space.

For all your home or business remodeling needs, The RockAway Company is here to help. We’re a reliable, efficient, and professional general contractor in Fort Worth, TX, specializing in home renovation services. Contact us today to bring your vision to life.

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