Although bathroom remodeling can be consuming when it comes to time, money and effort, don’t let these things prevent you from achieving the look that you desire. After all, an improved bathroom will mean a higher home value.

Remodel your bathroom to get the look you want.

It is a must that you plan the remodel properly to make sure you do not waste money. Make a budget and a list of the things you want to do with the bathroom. Know the current placement of plumbing, electrical and piping systems so that you can prevent big changes, which can cost you more. Have a sketch of the architectural plan or photos so you can communicate the changes you want to the workers you employ.

So what are the things you need to consider when you start the remodeling process? First, estimate the cost of the remodel. You can use the free, online cost calculator on this website to come up with this value. After that, choose the designs and styles that you want for your bathroom.

The next thing is to get in touch with contractors and ask them for budget estimates. Contact more than one contractor so that you can compare their quotes and their work quality.

Then choose the fixtures to place in your bathroom. For bathtubs, you can choose from many different styles, colors, and costs. You can choose a built-in or freestanding tub. There are two materials that you can choose from. One is acrylic, which is lightweight, easy to mold, and durable. Another is cast iron, which is heavy, so you need to think about the durability of your floor.

In terms of sinks, there are also various designs. The pedestal sink, vanity sink, wall-hung sink, cloakroom, and en-suite sinks are good examples.

Nowadays, many designs made are for big bathrooms. One design which is becoming popular these days is separate showers and tubs. This creates a shower that is easier to use. A tub that is also gaining popularity is the whirlpool tub, which is available in different sizes, some of which can be used in smaller spaces.

To add interest to your bathroom, you can combine materials in the remodel. Here are some suggestions in material combination and colors:

  • Tiling: use glass with porcelain
  • Sinks and medicine chests: use stainless steel with natural stone
  • Terra cotta and rust colors: for sinks, walls, cabinets and tiles

Finally, you can save on costs by doing your own remodeling design. The advantage of DIY is that it can really lessen your expenses, since you do not need to hire a contractor. On the other hand, you will have to do many things, like purchasing materials, making sure that deliveries are done on time, and dealing with a subcontractor.

We offer a Bathroom Remodeling Workbook to help you in your planning process.  Click here to take a look at it.