How to Plan for a Bathroom Remodel

Even the planning stage can be an exciting time during a bathroom remodel. And yet excitement can quickly turn into a nightmare if you don’t plan fully and carefully enough.

What follows is not a complete guide to pre-remodel planning, but it’s a great place to start:

  1. Why are you remodeling? Are you planning to sell your home? Are you a new homeowner that wants to bring a horribly outdated bathroom into the present? Is there someone in your home with accessibility issues that need to be addressed? More than likely you’re not undertaking a substantial overhaul just because you can’t find a better way to keep yourself busy. You have one or more good reasons for undertaking a project potentially large in scope, so just be sure you keep your goals front and center. 
  2. What’s your budget? Don’t let the design, footprint, fixtures, and accessories dictate your budget…it should work the other way around. Then you’re far more likely to be not just pleased, but comfortable with the result.  
  3. Layout and functionality. Are you planning on changing the location of the sink or toilet? This can require additional plumbing and pipe placement and is often overlooked during the planning and budgeting process. Looking for more space? There are several ways to achieve that, including a tub to shower conversion and wall-mounted storage space.
  4. Aesthetic appeal. Look around before you buy…on the web, in-home remodeling magazines, on HGTV, and yes, in bathroom showrooms. But don’t just look at styling, look at fixtures and accessories.  There are bound to be several you’re not even aware of that could enhance the finished product and might even cost less than your original ideas.  

If your project involves plumbing, which it most likely does, you’ll find Plumbtastic ready and able to handle it all.  That includes re-locating sinks and toilets, tub to shower conversion, adding bathroom safety features, and more. Contact us today for an and no-obligation proposal. 

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