10-Point Checklist before you Renovate your Bathroom
Posted on: September 3, 2022
A bathroom remodels is a fun project. However, to ensure that your project turns out just how you imagined it, there are some exciting things to consider before deciding on the newest tile or bathtub design. We created a straightforward 10-point checklist to ensure your project stays on track and the restoration works successfully because renovating a bathroom can be intimidating, time-consuming, and expensive.
Avoid Plumbing Problems
Using a contractor to complete the work might help to avoid plumbing issues. Sitcoms make it appear funny when actors or actresses use a sledgehammer to break through a wall to locate the cause of a plumbing problem. But it is less amusing when you have to foot the expense for re-tiling the wall. To handle specialty jobs like plumbing or electrical, always hire a professional.
Be Ready For What Ifs
What if the black mold is discovered behind the shower wall? What if relocating the toilet more than three inches is required for your new sink? Getting a contractor with experience and understanding to help you navigate whatever happens is the most excellent way to prepare for these what-if scenarios.
Duration Of The Process
The next thing you must determine is how much time the job will require. Many homeowners believe that their project, mainly if it involves renovating a small bathroom, would go quickly. However, they can be required to follow the same steps necessary to renovate a much larger location. Together with the contractor, develop a reasonable schedule.
Establish A Renovation Budget
The money you have set aside for renovations will determine what you can accomplish. Even if you are fortunate enough to have an unrestricted budget for renovations, making a budget will aid your decision-making.
If you don’t stick to a budget, unplanned expenses may likely cause you to spend more than you afford. This well-known fact should be considered in any quote, which should be at least 10% less than your overall budget.
Look for renovation experts who provide a free design and quote service to reduce planning costs. If not a relationship with the team, then at the very least, a comprehension of how they operate will be developed through this procedure.
Functionality Versus Style
You desire a stylish bathroom. After all, there is a reason you are paying for the renovations! However, your bathroom must also be usable. Before speaking with a contractor, online research for styles you like should be done. Make a list of them in order of priority, and then discuss with the builder whether it would be practical to include some of these components in your bathroom renovation.
Fittings, Cabinetry, Or Joinery For Bathrooms
Your designer will be there to help you make decisions about the bathroom products you choose by providing options, suggestions, and a sounding board. Although a design team can do this for you, getting involved early on will help make a space that matches your taste.
- Basin: The basin is typically incorporated into the bathroom counter, although it can also be placed on a pedestal, shelf, or countertop explicitly made for it. Wall-mounted basins can be put without cabinets in limited spaces.
- Bath: Beautiful freestanding bathtubs can be found at the high end of the pricing spectrum. Sunken or above-the-floor tubs built into the floor and wall framework are equally helpful. Traditional bathtubs are made of porcelain, acrylic, and enameled steel, but there are other stone composites or concrete choices.
- Shower: Frameless or semi-frameless shower designs feature a contemporary appearance and are simpler to maintain.
- Toilet: If you’re changing your toilet, try to match the S- or P-pan type to save extra charges for fitting modifications. We strongly advise choosing options that conserve water.
To reiterate, water efficiency is likely the critical functional design component for contemporary tapware. To achieve a unified, completed effect, your sink, bath, and shower should all have matching designs.
Bathroom cabinets include storage in addition to your vanity. You can choose from a variety of cabinets that are already built. Look for cabinetry that is well-built and water-resistant. Cutting corners here could result in cabinets that soon deteriorate and reduce the value of your remodeling investment.
A joiner can help you create specifically tailored designs for your space. Although custom joinery will cost extra, it will offer specialized design alternatives when working in a limited space or desiring a specific look.
Your flooring must be moisture- and humidity-resistant. For example, the steam created by the hot water’s humidity can harm various flooring types in a bathroom with a shower or bathtub. Likewise, an overflowing toilet may cause havoc on the wrong kind of floor, even in a tiny guest bathroom.
Lack of proper lighting or insufficient lighting in your bathroom may quickly convert the space into a high-risk location for slips, falls, and other significant incidents. Speak with your builder about the best, environmentally friendly lighting options for your bathroom and inquire about how to enhance the natural lighting in the space by using tools like skylights.
Are you familiar with the saying “measure twice, cut once”? For example, the smallest room in your home is the bathroom. It contains restrictions, such as plumbing, which might be expensive to move. When visiting a hardware store for home improvement purposes, do not rely on an educated prediction based on appearance. Before making any investment, measure everything and record the measurements.
Your bathroom needs the correct kind of ventilation. Without it, you are fostering ideal circumstances for mold growth. If someone in your household has a mold allergy, you can unintentionally be putting that person’s health at risk. Wood trim, drywall, insulation under drywall, and other porous structural materials in your family bathroom can last longer with constant ventilation.
As you can see, remodeling the bathroom involves several steps. However, if you follow this checklist, you may complete the project on time and without going over your bathroom’s capacity, resulting in a finished product that everyone will appreciate. In any case, you can hire Trademark Construction professionals for the work because DIY-ing is not a good idea. They are experts with the perfect know-how and equipment for desirable renovations. Speak to them for an appointment today!