Bathroom remodeling is an exciting, but intimidating, task. There are perhaps more moving parts in the bathroom than any other space in the house (with the possible exception of the kitchen), so getting all the details right on your remodeling plan is essential. We’d like to provide you with a bathroom remodel checklist in this article to help you consider the various components that will need to come together just right for this project to be a success.
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The Bathroom Remodel Checklist
We are going to get started with a list of items that simply must be considered before this project begins. The bathroom remodel checklist below will be extremely helpful because it will give you confidence that you’ve thought of everything and are ready to start the project without missing something that you will regret later.
This is where it all starts and is the key consideration in the planning stages of your bathroom renovation project. You can only include features that are going to fit within your budget, so get very clear on this point to start with and then let everything else fall into place. One important point on budgeting is to plan for excess costs. These are simply a predictable part of renovation projects and should not come as a surprise. So, if you decide that you have $20,000 available for the project, consider planning to spend around $16,000 while leaving that extra $4,000 for the inevitable extra costs that come along later.
List Your Features
Before you look at specific products that you might want to purchase, write out a list of all the features you want to see in this new bathroom. Is it a wet room? Do you want a bidet? Of course, there will be the basics like a toilet and sink, and many projects will also include a shower, bathtub, etc. Whatever your ideal bathroom layout looks like in this space, write out all of those features and figure out your blueprint (where each piece will go). Now you will have a list of major appliances you will need to buy, and how big they can be in the space.
Sourcing Your Materials
Where are you going to get these things and how much will they cost? You might be able to reuse some items from the old bathroom, such as the toilet. Others may have to come from different stores. Shopping around will always reap the best prices. Also, keep in mind the little things, such as screws.
Find Your Contractor
You need to determine who is going to do the work and how much they will charge for their services. This is also a good time to talk about the timeline for the project and figure out when the work can start. We recommend reaching out to us if you’re in Dallas, Texas and surrounding areas.
Finishing Design Touches
With the bigger picture items out of the way, you can zero in on the nice finishing touches that will bring the space to life and make it truly unique. Many people fall into the trap of starting the process by thinking about these design elements – since they are fun to pick out – but it’s better to start with the big elements on the checklist and work your way down toward the finishes.
Designing Your Dream Bathroom
If you take the time to go through the five categories on the checklist above, you’ll be in great shape when the time comes for your bathroom renovation to begin. It’s always tempting to be in a hurry to get your project started before you’ve made clear decisions on all these points, but don’t make that mistake and come to regret it later. Taking the time necessary up front to put all of the various pieces in place will inevitably lead to a more organized, less stressful experience.
Living through a bathroom remodeling project might not be the most enjoyable experience, but it will all be worth it when the job is wrapped up and you can use the new bathroom day after day. Team up with Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric on this project to get the best possible service from your contractor. Thank you for visiting!