Bathroom remodels are one of the most requested renovation projects that homeowners ask for. And who can blame them? Who doesn’t like having a bathroom that matches their wants and needs? Now that you have decided that it is time for you to update this room, we want to make sure you have the correct information. That is why you need to check out these dos and don’ts of remodeling your bathroom.
Do Set a Budget
Anytime you remodel any part of your home, you need to set a cost budget you would like to stay at or around. If you do not set a limit, you may end up pouring thousands and thousands of dollars into a remodel that you cannot afford. Your contractor can help you break down the cost of the project, or you can check out our guide that goes over the approximate cost to remodel your restroom. Also, as a note, you will want to leave some wiggle room in your budget. Plans change, which can affect the cost of your remodel. We recommend at least $500-$2000 in budget wiggle room.
Don’t Skip Out on a Remodeler
Thanks to home improvement shows and articles, most people believe that they can remodel on their own. While simple tasks like painting or adding storage can be done on your own, more tedious or difficult tasks that involve flooring, plumbing or lighting should always be handled by a professional remodeler. If you have no experience in this field, you can end up causing unnecessary damages or create a non aesthetically pleasing room. Luckily for you, Valor Home Services has been remodeling restrooms for many years now. Our skilled team of experts knows the ins and outs of flooring, plumbing, painting, lighting and much more. Call us today to start creating your dream restroom.
Do Add Storage
Since restrooms are small but still hold many of our belongings, we want to make sure we have a designated area to place these items. That is where storage comes to play. Baskets, hooks, containers, jars and racks are perfect examples of bathroom storage options you can utilize. For more inspiration, check out our efficient bathroom storage ideas here.
Don’t Overcrowd the Area
Bathrooms typically tend to be one of the smallest rooms in a house. Therefore, you do not want to add too much to the space. Only place minimal decorations and the essentials. Do not forget to utilize wall space and your vanity. Plus, this is where your efficient storage ideas come to play.
Do Think of Design
A mistake many homeowners do while remodeling their bathroom is not thinking of a design or layout. Before you even start remodeling, you need to have a game plan. We recommend finding design inspiration photos that you can show to a designer or contractor. You do not have to only pick one design. You can choose multiple elements from different designs so you can create your own unique style.
Don’t Cut Corners of Supplies and Materials
While saving a buck here and there is always a plus, you do not want to cut corners on the supplies and materials you will need. You want high-quality materials in your home, especially when it comes to the plumbing, tiling, flooring and lighting. Cheaper options can cause you future problems — damages, cracks, leaks, etc. This section is also the area where you do not want to skip out on warranties and insurance plans.
Do Think About Lighting
Lighting plays a huge role in your restroom, especially for grooming, makeup and changing needs. You want to be able to see everything you do in your bathroom. In general, you will want to install a ceiling fixture in the middle of the room, and then you can add sconces near the vanity and task lighting in the shower.
Don’t Forget About Your Wants & Needs
At the end of the day, you are renovating your bathroom for yourself. Therefore, you cannot forget about your wants and needs. During the planning, make a list of things you must have in the restroom (heated floors, safety features, appliances, ramps, etc.) and a list of features you want (paint colors, vanities, toilet options, etc.) You should also keep in mind if you have children, pets, the elderly or people with disabilities using this restroom daily.
By following these dos and don’ts, you will have a successful bathroom remodel. If you live in Belleville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville or the surrounding areas and looking for a stress-free renovating experience, then you need to call the top team in your area — Valor Home Services. For more information or a quote, give us a call today.