Bathroom renovation projects have become very popular, whether you are doing the work yourself project or hiring a contractor. Before starting any renovation, you must do the planning because it creates a finished vision and cost estimate.
Determine whether you need to deal with humidity in the bathroom. Also examine the layout of the space and correct any existing errors. Another decision that impacts your budget is whether you will seek professional help or do it all yourself. The scale of the project should guide your decision to hire a contractor.
Hiring a Professional
Considering the many building codes and tough work, it is often recommended to hire a professional. If you hire a professional, make sure he or she is experienced at bathroom projects.
Planning Your Bathroom Renovation Design
Make sure you plan the layout well, according to the space you have available. Try to work around your plumbing because moving it will cost you.
Choosing Fixtures, Sinks and Toilets
Changing the fixtures is one of the easiest ways to give your bathroom a makeover. High-quality fixtures last longer, but they cost more. Choose the same designs for the sink and toilet. Too many designs in one room can be an eyesore. When it comes to buying a toilet, you don’t have to go for the most expensive model, but don’t buy a cheap one either. Investing in a low flush dual flush toilet will save money on your monthly bill.
Tubs and Showers
Decide whether you want a tub, shower, or combination. The decision depends on your space and budget. If you have adequate room and funds, it is always better to have a free-standing shower and separate tub. Use materials that are easy to maintain and clean.
Mirrors, Lighting, and Flooring
If the lighting is insufficient, your bathroom will look awful. Mirrors should always be incorporated with the lighting design. Choose flooring that is waterproof and easy to clean, such as ceramic, marble, or stone tiles.