Let’s be honest. Beautiful bathrooms is one of the main reasons why people buy a particular house. And whether you are planning to sell your house or not, you want to enjoy a beautiful bathroom. Why compromise on those couple of hours you spend each week in there.
Think about it – after a long, tiring day at work, where would you rather relax?
In a bathtub reading your favorite book or meditating? Or in a bathroom where there’s no tub so you don’t really have a place where you can spend time by yourself just to wind down?
We think having a great bathroom is a dealbreaker. And if it’s not for you, it should be. Because having a place to think things through or just to wind down is something everyone should have.
And we never say this (check out all our other articles, we never do), but we think your bathroom should have all the luxuries and the latest amenities you can afford. Whether that’s the latest shower head or the most comfortable bathtub out there – you should get it.
But this article is not about what you should and shouldn’t get.
While we do say that you should get everything you want in a bathroom, there are also things that you should consider before going all out on a bathroom remodeling project.
P.S.: Going all out is just a figure of speech. We don’t mean it literally. You should obviously spend on the remodel that makes sense and is within your means. There’s nothing in this world worth going into debt for.
Decide What Type of Remodeling Are You Going to Do?
This is obvious but most people forget about this.
Whenever they are in the bathroom, they think about the little things that they would like to change. And before you know it, there’s so many things that they would like to change, that it becomes a complete overhaul project.
So you need to be a 100% sure about what YOU want to change?
If it’s little things like the shower head, faucet, etc. then you’re going to be just fine with a surface level remodeling.
But if you have a list of more than 7 things that you would like to change. Then you should consider opting for a full bathroom remodeling project – strip everything down and build it again from the ground up. But this time, it will be exactly how you want it to be.
Make sure you know what the scope of this remodeling will be for you. Because that will decide what kind of budget you need to come up with and how long it will take for the project to be finished.
From a remodeler’s perspective, this makes our job a whole lot easier and efficient because then we know what kind of project we are going to be working on right off the bat.
Come Up With a Layout
This goes without saying.
Now that you’ve decided to go for a complete overhaul of your bathroom, you need to come up with a layout that you love. And as always, our designer and engineer will be working with you and suggest you different ideas so you can pick the best one and run with it.
We don’t want you to make this decision along because once you finalize on the layout, you will have to live with it for years, maybe even decades to come. So we want to make sure that this is the BEST thing for you and you love it.
Not only that, we want our designer and engineer with you so they can guide you in the right direction. You can take all their ideas into consideration and make choose the layout that works best for you.
Oh, the good old materials question.
This is a big one isn’t it? You want to make sure that you are using the best materials that your budget allows.
Whether it’s your shower, flooring, sink, faucet or any other part of the bathroom. Make sure you’re not compromising on the quality of the materials. You, as the home owner will have the final say on what materials you want to use.
And trust us, our contractors will recommend you the best materials based on your budget. But at the end of the day, it all comes down to how you want the end result to look like.
When going with a full bathroom remodel, you want to make sure that you are working with the right budget. If you’re not sure about what will be a suitable budget for you, give us a call. We’ll give you a free quotation.
That should give you an estimate of how much you will need to spend to have a bathroom you love.
You don’t want to spend too much or too little at this. Because with any remodeling job you do, your real estate value will go up. But that doesn’t mean if you spend more your real estate value will keep going up.
There’s a point of diminishing returns where the more you spend, the lesser increase you’ll see. So you need to be careful about that as well.
But your first priority should be to have a budget for a bathroom that you love. And then work from there.