The bathroom is an oft-forgotten part of the house until you actually have to use it or until company’s coming and you realize you’re not all that happy with it. That being said, there are plenty of options when it comes to remodeling. Knowing what you need to get your remodel off to a great start can help.
What To Keep In Mind
When you start your remodel, you should think about the layout early in the process. The wrong layout of your bathroom can make it harder to use and can make it so that you really don’t want to be in it. If you’re moving things around in the room and not replacing them, think about where you want the tub, sink, shower and other components.
You also need to consider who might be using the bathroom. Is it a master bathroom in your bedroom, a kid’s bathroom or a guest bath? These are all things that can certainly affect any changes you might make and any additions you may want to make to your bathroom during a remodel or renovation. Having a plan makes a huge difference and can make the entire remodeling process easier.
You may also want to assess the accessibility of your bathroom. Should your bathroom be accessible to those that have disabilities or those that might have mobility issues? Do you want to plan for a future where you may need the bathroom to be more accessible for yourself or a family member? You may want to widen doors and eliminate flooring transitions and thresholds. Think about a walk-in tub as well.
When you start your remodel, you should think about the layout early in the process. The layout of your bathroom can make it harder to use and can make it so that you really don't want to be in it.
Needs Versus Wants
Make a list of your wants versus your needs. What do you need in your bathroom, and what do you want? Say you have a half bath that’s outdated and needs an update. You may want to add a shower and a tub, but if you don’t have the budget or the space for that, maybe choose one or the other. Updating the flooring, pipes and design are all important to think about as well.
Options For Remodeling
There are a ton of different options when it comes to remodeling your bathroom. You can opt for a full remodel where you tear out everything and start over. This is going to be more time-consuming and expensive for your home. You can, of course, do a smaller remodel where you just change a few things like a tub to shower conversion that will help older users and those that have issues getting in and out of the tub. With any remodel, a plan makes the process go faster, smoother and gets you in your new bathroom sooner.
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