Whether or not you want to gut your powder space to design and install a completely new space or you prefer to perform less substantial work, planning a bathroom remodeling could be exciting. By planning the process step-by-step, you can be sure that you don’t forget any kind of important tasks.
Determine Your Budget
Most people need to finance at least a part of a remodeling project’s budget to make the work affordable. Determine how much you want to spend and how much you’ll need to borrow. Secure your financing so you know the bottom line of your budget. Once you know how much you can spend, you’re ready to plan the changes you want to make.
Search for Ideas
Exploring your options for renovations can be an invigorating process. Browse the Internet, searching through showcase and designer websites to see what appeals to you. Thumb through magazines to get more ideas. Speak with family and friends to find out if anyone you know has recently done renovation work to their home. You might even tour local home parades to get ideas for bathroom remodeling.
Plan your Project
Choose the features and fixtures of the designs that most appeal to you, but be sure to stay within your established budget. This may be a process of trial and error as you sift through designs that you’ve found, narrowing the bathroom remodeling project down to your favorite ideas.
Find a Contractor
Explore contractors in your area to begin the hiring process. It’s best to interview several different professionals to find one that fits your style and budget. Show each contractor your project ideas to get input. You may even receive professional recommendations and suggestions for incorporating your ideas into the final bathroom remodeling project. Get estimates in writing to enable you to compare services. Check the references of each contractor you speak with and check each professional’s licensing to ensure all credentials are current.
Choose Fixtures and Materials
With the help of your contractor, it’s time to choose the fixtures and materials for your project. Focus your search on the highest quality fixtures and materials you can afford. It’s possible that the contractor will have professional connections that enable him to get materials and fixtures at a discounted price.
Supervise the Process
Once work begins, you should be present throughout the process to ensure that renovation and construction proceeds on schedule. With some luck, the professional will not experience any challenges or setbacks, and the work will proceed on schedule.
Enjoy the New Amenities
After the bathroom remodeling project concludes, finalize your transaction with the contractor to finish this business. Some materials and fixtures may have warranties, which will require that you save documentation for proving your purchases. Enjoy your new surroundings and fixtures in your renovated bathroom, resting in the knowledge that your home-improvement project is not only giving you comfort and enjoyment, but it is also adding value to your home.