Planning a bathroom remodel is certainly not an easy endeavour. But it need not be a stress-inducing headache, either. It can be done as long as you know what you really want and how to go about achieving it. It also pays to know exactly what you are getting into from the beginning. So are you planning to remodel or refurbish your bathroom? Here’s what you need to know first.
The full cost
Before beginning your bathroom remodeling project, you need to be aware of your expectations, particularly when it comes to the cost. How much are you willing to spend for your bathroom refurbishment? More importantly, how much can you really afford? Getting the right perspective on the cost is crucial. Take into consideration your bathroom’s size, the materials you need (and their quality), and whether or not you can do some of the stuff yourself or would need to rely entirely on professionals. List down all your expected expenses and see if it goes above budget – if it does, perhaps it’s a good idea to make a compromise or two.
In many bathrooms, the lighting is often neglected. Most homeowners simply forget to think about the proper lighting for their bathroom, and end up with a beautifully remodeled bathroom with inappropriate – or boring and dull – lighting. The lighting can make a big impact, so you need to pay attention to it. If you have a boring light fixture such as fluorescent lighting, it may be time to replace it with a bright, unique focal light such as a pendant light or even a vintage chandelier. There are different layers of lighting, such as accent lighting, task lighting, and so on. Set the mood with some downlights strategically placed in the corners, or a spotlight that illuminates a wall hanging or a mirror.
Know the standard dimensions
For a bathroom remodel, you don’t need to know all the technical details (although this can certainly help). But you can make it easier on yourself if you get to know some key dimensions and measurements, especially for baths, a standard shower enclosure, a toilet, and so on. By knowing the standard dimensions of such major elements, you can plan your bathroom’s design in a more efficient way.
The right vanity
The vanity is a necessity for any bathroom, but it’s important to choose the right one. If it’s too big, you could end up not being able to move around, and if it’s too small, you may not have enough counter and storage space.
Taking all these elements into consideration can make your bathroom remodel a much easier endeavor – and leave you with the bathroom that you’ve always dreamt about.
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