Remodeling your bathroom can be frustrating, time consuming, and overall a giant pain in the butt. But all of this usually happens when you don’t take the time to plan the remodel before you start. If you are thinking about giving your bathroom an upgrade, be sure to thoroughly think about all the details first. The following are four tips you must use when remodeling your bathroom.
- Hire a contractor.
Before you start a bathroom remodel, you need to consider hiring a contractor. These professionals have the resources and skill to get the job done in the right way. Make sure you check resources on each contractor and get different quotes. This will help ensure you make the right choice.
- Know your budget.
It is absolutely important for you to set a budget before you begin your remodel. This will help you know what you can afford without going broke on a bathroom. Make sure you truly think about how much you can afford. Think about everything you’ll need to make the remodel happen, including the cost of a contractor, materials, relocation costs (if necessary), plumbing, other services, and about 10-20% extra for unexpected costs. Then, throughout the project, you need to make sure you don’t go over budget.
- Make smart design choices.
Bathrooms have some of the best return on investment for home remodels, but if you make poor choices, it won’t have the same good return. For example, if your home is high end, but you make cheap choices in the bathroom, it can have a negative impact on the overall value of your home. In addition, if you go overboard on your bathroom remodel but the rest of your house is mediocre, you won’t see the same return. Instead, make sure you make neutral and smart design choices every time.
- Use a professional plumber.
If you opt to do the job yourself or even if you hire a contractor, it’s very important to hire a plumber before and during the project. The purpose to hire one before hand is to check your current plumbing and ensure your new bathroom will work with the current system. If it won’t, it’s good to know ahead of time. The plumber can also look for existing problems that could cause you to blow your budget.
Having a plumber on hand during the remodel is good to ensure the plumbing is done correctly at all times. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind that there won’t be any leaks or water issues when your new bathroom is finished.
When you decide to remodel your bathroom, be sure to use these tips. Doing so will help you stick to the right budget and ensure your bathroom is finished in the best possible way. This will relieve all the headache that can come with a home remodel.