5 Steps to Take Before starting a Bathroom Remodel

The reasons why you want to remodel your bathroom do not matter. You could want to increase the value of your home before you sell it. You could have purchased an investment property off the courthouse steps that needs cosmetic work. You could just be sick of looking at your bathroom.

All of these reasons work for why it’s time to remodel your bathroom. You could come up with a million reasons to update your bathroom, but reasons don’t pay for it—money does.

That is why it is so vital that you do your homework. Patiently planning your project before you start hiring contractors and getting estimates saves your time, your money, and in most cases, your sanity.

Have you asked yourself, “Am I ready for my home to be turned upside down and inside out?” Have you taken the time to imagine the early morning hammering or strangers needing access to your home at their convenience?

Taking on a Bathroom Remodel is a mammoth undertaking and it can drain your wallet and energy quickly if not properly prepared for it.

Let’s look at a few steps you can take prior to taking on a bathroom project to make it run smoothly.

1. Create a list of Needs

What are the items that need paid immediately? In a large-scale bath remodel, all of these listed and more are out-of pocket expenses.

-exhaust fan

-light fixture

-sink faucet

-bathtub faucet

-handles

-wall mount commode, or new toilet seat

-and that’s just the start…

2. Gather Inspiration                                                             

Figure out the direction you want to take. Do you want to re-create a theme in the bathroom, e.g. Victorian, spa retreat, country, Parisian; peruse magazines, Pinterest boards, and find what inspires you the most.

3. Price Comparison/Consumer Reviews

It’s important to take the time to price out all the items you’ve put on your list. Try not to only search out 2-3 price estimates. Be patient and don’t settle until you find what you want at the right price. It is recommended to at least search 5-10 different brands or product types. Read the consumer reviews, it if has a poor rating, keep looking.

4. Set a Realistic Budget

That’s just a fancy way of saying, “Can you afford it?” It could mean you have to decide on what to keep and what to toss out in order to afford redoing the bathroom.

5. Are Permits Required

Any time you mess with major components within your home permits from the city/county are generally required.

You may have your reasons for a bathroom remodel, but don’t start it before completing your homework, make a list, find prices, determine what you can afford.

Did you Know…

BathPro of Central Florida can help you cut your bathroom remodel costs, contact us to find out how.

 

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