Updated: Mar 18, 2020
Remodeling your bathroom is one of the best ways to increase the resale value of your home, but you do not have to put your house in the market to benefit from this type of project. Updating your bathroom with new fixtures, a better bathtub and other modern amenities will also make your home more livable and increase your enjoyment of the property.
Whether you are remodeling the bathroom in anticipation of a sale or just trying to increase quality of life for yourself and your family, you should not enter blindly into such a large - and expensive - project. Here are some things you need to do before embarking on any bathroom remodeling projecting.
#1. Set a Budget
Setting a budget is the first thing you should do with any remodeling project. If you do not have a firm budget in place, it will be easy for costs to get out of hand.
Whether you plan to go all out with the most luxurious materials or do a more budget conscious project, it is important to determine how much you plan to spend up front. Once you a firm budget in place, it will be easier to move forward with the rest of the project.
#2. Establish a Time-frame & Schedule
Remodeling the bathroom can improve your home dramatically, but the project will take time to complete. During that time, your use of the bathroom will be greatly impacted, so it is important to set a realistic timeline and schedule before you begin.
Think about everything that will need to take place during the bathroom makeover - from replacing the tub and shower enclosure to ripping out the old bathroom vanity. Once you know exactly what needs to be done, you can start to develop a schedule that will minimize the impact on your family.
#3. Take Measurements
Before you can purchase a single fixture or plan a single upgrade, you need to measure your bathroom carefully. Knowing exactly how much space you have to work with will make everything that follows, from choosing the perfect vanity to updating the toilet, a lot easier.
It is also a good idea to measure the existing fixtures in the bathroom, especially if you will be replacing those items. You might dream of a huge bathroom vanity, but if you do not have the space that upgrade is probably a bad idea.
#5. Build in Storage Solutions
Remodeling a room provides you with a golden opportunity. You can use the remodeling project to improve and increase the amount of storage space you available, so think about how to incorporate this into your overall project.
If you are installing a new tub and shower enclosure, think about building a storage unit into one wall. This simple step can allow you to get those shampoos, conditioners and skin care products off the vanity and into the shower where they belong.
There are plenty of other storage ideas you can build into your newly remodeled bathroom. By the time you are done, you will have plenty of space for all your stuff, and your family will have a brand new bathroom to enjoy.
#4. Hire a Contractor
Few homeowners will have the skill required to remodel their bathrooms from start to finish. You may be able to take care of a few small tasks, like replacing the toilet or upgrading the vanity, but chances are you will be hiring a professional at some point.
Now is the perfect time to check out local contractors and interview building professionals. Be sure to ask lots of questions and check references carefully. After all, you are entrusting the contractor with your bathroom, and you need to stay on schedule and stick to the budget you have established.
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Murray Custom Homes
5900 S 58th St
Lincoln, NE 68516
(402) 594-0410 Ask for Matt Murray