How to Plan a Bathroom Remodel: Guide to Planning, Designing and Executing Your Project
Do you want to remodel your bathroom but you’re not sure where to start? We’ve got your back. Whether you know exactly what you want or aren’t sure what you’re looking for, here’s our guide for planning, designing and executing your remodel so you can enjoy a bathroom that suits your style and your needs.
First, figure out your design aesthetic and function. If you’re remodeling a bathroom that teenagers are using on a daily basis you might want to consider multiple sinks, durable materials and extra storage. If you’re an empty nester and want a place to relax at the end of the day, a bathroom with a steam shower might be more up your alley.
Once you have determined if your bathroom will be a sophisticated retreat or will be better-suited for potty training your little ones, it’s time to take a hard look at the numbers. Bathroom renovation costs can add up quickly depending on whether you choose a higher-end glass shower enclosure or a traditional one piece tub. A simple facelift with paint, new fixtures, countertop, lighting and refinishing the bathtub averages $200 to $5,000, while a remodel can run between $5,000 and $15,000.
Now that you’ve validated that you can generally afford your ideal scope of work, it’s time to make adjustments to your project. Play around with options that will give your bathroom style and personality, like fixtures, molding, lighting and accessories. Don’t forget to make sure everything fits together stylistically!
Finally, it’s time to hire a qualified contractor. It’s always best to select a contractor through a competitive bid process. Processes like Emprove’s “Bid It!” process ensure that multiple contractors have the opportunity to submit a cost proposal, which ultimately gives you more options to select the contractor that best fits your project parameters, timeline and budget. Reviews are another helpful way of vetting contractors. At the end of the day, make sure you’ve met with them and you share a mutual understanding of the project. Trust your gut!