Planning a bathroom remodel is something most homeowners do not undertake themselves. They don’t realize the many factors that are involved in a successful remodel. Although it is often subconscious, we are drawn to new bathrooms that are carefully planned to meet specific needs perfectly. Many considerations go into making a beautiful bathroom that makes you happy every time you look at it in the mirror. Bathroom remodeling cost as much as you allow it to, and without a strict budget, unexpected costs can spiral into expensive debt.
The first thing you need to consider is your budget. Your bathroom remodeling project could take several weeks or months to complete, depending on the size and scope of the project. To help you narrow down your options, start by calculating the price of everything you hope to gain from the project. Consider the fixtures, cabinet prices, tiles, paint, linens, and any other miscellaneous expenses such as taxes and repairs. This will give you an idea of how much your project will cost and will help you set a budget for the project.
Once you’ve worked out your costs, then you can begin shopping for the fixtures and cabinetry you want. Fixtures used in bathroom remodeling are not just cabinets and sinks; there are also showers, toilets, cabinets, vanities, faucets, mirrors, and more. You can purchase everything in a bathroom renovation kit from sinks to bathroom countertops. These kits contain everything you need to create a functional bathroom, complete with shower panes and flooring that match the new cabinetry.
The shower is the centerpiece of any bathroom remodeling project, so it’s important that you consider both design and function when you’re choosing fixtures for it. You can find shower curtains in many shapes, sizes, colors, and materials to fit your needs and your style. When installing the shower, you can either install a traditional side-mounted shower or a newer, less common, high-mounted vertical or horizontal shower vent.
If you’re going to install a new hot tub, then you’ll want to install a vapor barrier around the tank, in order to prevent moisture from rising inside. This step is often overlooked when doing bathroom remodeling projects, but proper ventilation is absolutely necessary. Some people opt for a skimmer in their hot tub, which is a fancy water collection device that sucks out unwanted fish and debris from the inside of your tub. Other people choose to use a water pump and waterfall to provide the proper ventilation for their spa.
Choosing a toilet and sink for your new bathroom remodeling project can be somewhat tricky, especially if you live in a temperate climate where the water temperature rarely dips below sixty-five degrees. Most people, however, opt for a traditional white porcelain sink with a white porcelain toilet, in order to conserve energy and avoid frequent maintenance. Of course, the size of your master bathroom will also play a role in what type of toilet and sink you purchase. Large master bathrooms may include two or three sinks, while smaller ones can only support one.