The bathroom is one of the essential rooms in your home. As such, it needs to provide a safe, comfortable and uplifting experience to your family and guests. But if your bathroom has old fixtures or it's not meeting your needs, you should consider renovating it. Bathroom remodeling will allow you to upgrade the old or non-functional fixtures and incorporate new fixtures or décor ideas you have been thinking about.
But before starting the project, it's crucial to consider several factors to ensure everything runs seamlessly.
Create a List of the Current Bathroom Issues
If you have decided to renovate your bathroom, it's crucial to know all the issues you have, so you can incorporate the solutions into the remodeling plan. Some common problems may include bad plumbing, water damage to the flooring, leaking connections, poor ventilation, poor lighting, and a slippery floor. You want to make sure all the issues are addressed during renovation. Getting a pro to conduct an inspection before you start the project will identify any underlying issues you might not know.
Determine the Cost of the Remodeling Project
Another essential factor to consider before you remodel a bathroom is the cost. Once you identify the bathroom issues and a structural engineer or architect makes the new design, you should consider the cost.
A reliable engineer or architect will provide an estimated cost of the project based on the plan they create. You can discuss the expenses and add them up or trim them down depending on your project budget.
For instance, if the costs exceed your budget, you can opt to buy more affordable fixtures, provided they can serve the same purpose for several years. Also, you may avoid demolishing everything and instead add fixtures that will enhance the functionality of the bathroom. Options will be endless if you are working with an unlimited budget.
Get Seasoned Contractors
If you hired a structural engineer or architect to design your bathroom space, you shouldn't assume that you can DIY or assign the rest of the work to amateurs. Find a seasoned contractor to handle the construction and fixture installation work.
If you are changing the layout of the bathroom and demolishing some walls, you may need to get a plumbing expert and electrician too. Make sure you vet all the contractors you hire to ensure they can offer quality service. Once you choose the contractor, lay out the project guidelines and discuss the timeline.
Contact a contractor to learn more about bathroom renovations.