Remodeling a bathroom can be a daunting task. You want stylish fixtures, but you also want amenities with lasting value. You want a tasteful mix of comfort and design. Remodeling a bathroom is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase the value of your home and can improve your quality of life and satisfaction. Luckily, you can have it all with the right plan of attack and budgeting. Here are some tips for remodeling your bathroom:
1.) Make a to-do list
Before you delve into the task of remodeling your bathroom, make a list of everything that needs to be done. Before you rip out the tile, make sure you know which tasks come first and which come last. The National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends spending up to six months evaluating before starting your work and to expect the process to take two to three months (nkba.org). Are you going to replace the cabinets, countertops, lights, and sinks? Which tasks are DIY and when will you hire a designer? This will help you plan your budget.
2.) Look at ideas for inspiration
Home into your favorite looks and fixtures by researching ideas for inspiration. Spend some time at showrooms or look at Pinterest boards. Tear out photos of eye-catching bathrooms in your favorite magazines or take a quick photo of scenes in TV shows or movies. Don’t be hesitant to schedule an appointment with a designer if you feel like you are aimlessly searching for inspiration. They will be able to guide you toward design ideas that fit your home and needs.
3.) Clean the air
Bathroom ventilation systems may be out of sight, but they should not be out of mind when remodeling your bathroom. Your bathroom’s ventilation is responsible for removing excess humidity that makes mirrors fog and floors slippery and contributes to the growth of mold and mildew. Excess humidity can tear through your new cabinets and finishes, and mold is not an easy remedy. Make sure your vents exhaust air to the outside and not just the space between ceiling joists. The best models should have quiet exhaust fans and humidity-control switches that activate when a sensor detects excess moisture in the air.
4.) Figure out what parts of the remodel are DIY and when to hire help
Everyone has varying skills when it comes to handiness, so ask yourself what tasks you feel comfortable doing on your own and which you might need additional help for. You might feel comfortable tiling yourself, but have no idea where to start when moving plumbing. Let Marrokal help you when it comes planning your bathroom remodel. Give us a call, take some tips from our online videos, and let’s get started!