If you’re considering renovating your bathroom then you probably already know how stressful it can be. Whilst it is most likely going to be one of the most exciting things you do for your home, there are lots of individual aspects that go into making a renovation successful. Whether it’s ensuring you pick the right contractor or getting everything finished on time, you need to be sure you’re staying on top of absolutely everything. With that in mind, here are 10 things you should consider before renovating your bathroom:
WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET?
The first thing you need to work out is your renovation budget. Whilst it may seem easier to come up with an overall figure, working out each individual aspect will be much more beneficial. Furthermore, searching for the best coupon codes and discounts for home stores like Lowes via websites like Raise will be really useful in terms of budget. Not only will it give you a clear idea of the cost of everything, but it will allow you to exactly where it is you have gone over or under budget. If you’re consistently under budget for things, you know you can make some more expensive purchases further down the line. For a guide to setting your own budget for a project, you can visit this site here.
If the budget you have estimated seems too big, there are ways to trim it down without sacrificing quality. Department stores such as Kohl’s offer coupon codes and free shipping. Using these promotions will help you save a great deal on bathroom accessories and allocate the remaining budget on other parts of the bathroom, like the lighting and plumbing fixtures. You can also watch out for sale periods, so you don’t have to buy your items at full price.
WHEN DO YOU WANT TO RENOVATE?
Another important thing to consider is when you want to renovate, as you need to do it at a time that is best for you. The best thing to do is to take a look at your calendar and pick a time where you’re not too busy. Whilst you still have to go to work during the days, having a couple of free evenings and a weekend should be more than enough to complete the work, unless you’re pulling everything out and restarting again. If that’s the case, you may have to let people in to work when you’re out during the day.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE?
It’s important to consider how long it is going to take to finish your bathroom, as it’s one of the only rooms in the house that you’re consistently going to need to use over and over. If you know your bathroom is going to be out of order for a couple of says, it might be worth booking a nearby hotel or asking your neighbours if you’re able to use their facilities – most of the time, they won’t mind.
HAVE YOU PUT TOGETHER A NEW DESIGN OR PLAN?
Another important thing to think about when it comes to renovating your bathroom is whether or not you have put together a design or plan. Although you may not be an artist, it is important you are doing as much research as you can about designs and features, allowing you to draw out exactly how you would like your kitchen to look. If you don’t want to draw it out, cutting and sticking bits of paper together to make a mood board is a great alternative. For a guide to making a mood board, you can visit this site here.
Once you have your plan, you can speak to a professional about whether or not it is going to be possible. The will be able to look at the measurements of your bathroom and the plumbing that you already have, letting you know whether you can make all of your dream changes. If you need any help when it comes to designing, remember traditional bathrooms are back.
WHAT KEY FEATURES WILL YOU BE CHANGING?
If you’re looking to change your bathroom, chances are you will know exactly what features it is you want to change. Whether they’re outdated or they just don’t work anymore, you need to have a clear idea of what is staying and what is going before you get started. Not only will it help you get a better idea of costs, but it will also give you a realistic idea of the workload ahead of you. If you’re unsure about changing certain aspects, taking a look at the average costs is a great way to see whether or not it is within your budget to change too.
WILL YOU BE REDECORATING TOO?
Although renovating your bathroom will naturally included redecoration, often that doesn’t need to happen. Whether you’ve painted your walls in the last couple of months or you’re just not looking to change, you need to work out whether or not you need to buy the materials to decorate too. When it comes to bathrooms, finding a style you like can be tricky, so make sure you get lots of inspiration beforehand.
DO YOU NEED TO HIRE A CONTRACTOR?
Renovating your bathroom can be incredibly tricky, especially if you don’t know the ins and outs of plumbing. Whilst you probably won’t need to hire a contractor for your entire renovation, hiring them for the complicated bits is probably the best idea. Not only will they be able to get the job done, but they’ll also be able to help if there are any issues whilst you’re changing the plumbing. Although it is an expensive option to take, it is definitely worth the cost.
WHAT ACCESSORIES DO YOU NEED?
Once you have finished all of your installations and decorating, you need to add in your accessories. It’s important to remember that often, it’s all in the detail.
WILL IT BE WORTH THE MONEY?
Finally, you need to think about how much time and money it is going to cost in order to finish your renovation and decide whether or not it’s going to be worth it. If you’re struggling to work out whether or not you want to renovate your bathroom entirely, the best thing for you to do is take the time to weigh up the pros and cons of having your renovation done, as sometimes you may find that just a few small changes are all you needed.
Are you renovating your bathroom soon? What do you need to do consider before you get started? Let me know in the comments section below.