How To Properly Plan Bathroom Renovations
In general, bathroom renovations can either run smoothly and according to plan, or they turn into somewhat of a nightmare with endless delays and complications. If you want your upcoming bathroom remodeling project to run smoothly, thorough planning is the key. Regardless of whether you are planning a small upgrade or a complete bathroom overhaul, you will benefit greatly from understanding how to plan your bathroom remodel. Let’s quickly have a look at the main points.
Set Your Budget
The first step is to decide how much money you have available for the bathroom remodel. Bathroom remodeling contractors will of course assist you with the overall pricing of a bathroom remodeling project, but it’s best for you to decide first what you are willing to spend. You can also use a variety of websites to help you determine general costs, like HomeAdvisor or Angie’s List. On these types of helpful websites, you can also get more information on specific costs like for instance the price of a tub or a new shower.
Choosing Between Various Remodeling Companies
Make appointments with your likely bathroom remodeling contractor candidates. They generally do not charge for onsite evaluations and estimates. During this search make sure to look out for contractors that offer the following:
- Licenses and Certifications
- Ample positive customer reviews
- Local representation or office
- Offer free onsite consultations and estimates
Choosing Your Layout
You might want to collaborate with your chosen bathroom remodeling contractor during the design stages of the renovation. When designing your bathroom remodel, you must choose which sections to concentrate on and how to arrange the layout. Simple bathroom renovations usually involve replacing specific fixtures whilst sticking to the existing layout. An example of this is an old tub or outdated shower enclosure replacement.
A more complicated bathroom remodel may involve changing the bathroom layout completely. Another option is to go with a relatively quick bath change. The team at VILLA Bathroom Remodeling can take care of a bath conversion in a day. A bath conversion involves the following:
Tub-to-Shower Conversion: Remove the bathtub and use this space for a larger, more luxurious shower enclosure.
Shower-to-Tub Conversion: Convert an outdated shower into a bathtub that is ideal for kids or for you to relax in.
Choose your Final Design
You will need to make a final decision on your bathroom remodel design and finishes. Your bathroom remodeling contractor will be able to help you choose practical and elegant bathroom fixtures including cabinets, toilets, tubs, and showers. If they have in-house design staff, ask them for advice on color and tile combinations, as well as fixtures and fittings.
Creating A Schedule
The last part of the planning process is the creation of a schedule. The bathroom remodeling contractor will likely send a team around to take exact measurements of the bathroom. They will also give you a rough installation date, but this is always dependent on the manufacturer’s stock. To schedule the exact installation date, the contractor will contact you closer to the time.
VILLA Bathroom Remodeling will gladly assist you with your bathroom remodeling project and provide you with a free onsite consultation and estimate. Call us today to speak to one of our friendly team members. You can also complete our online form to receive your free quote for a new shower, bathtub or bath conversion.