Considerations for a bathroom remodel include the budget, size of the room, current layout, style, and likes and dislikes about the current bathroom. Planning these elements before starting the remodel saves time and guides the renovation process.
Setting the budget before work begins is essential when it comes to selecting the materials and determining the scope of the remodel. A buffer in the budget takes into account unexpected expenses such as hidden damage behind shower tile or bad plumbing that needs replaced. The homeowner should calculate all of the costs including materials and installation before making any purchases.
The current size and layout influences the new design. The easiest and cheapest option is to keep the bathroom fixtures in the same place. Moving them means enlisting the help of a plumber to move water lines and drains.
Considering different style and color options helps in choosing design elements for the bathroom remodel. The homeowner should choose a general style, such as modern or traditional as well as considering a theme or feeling for the bathroom such as a relaxing beach theme or an energizing space with bright colors.
The current bathroom design is a starting point for planning the remodel. The homeowner should consider the factors she likes and things she wants to change about the current bathroom. Examples of negatives might include not enough lighting, cramped layout or outdated furnishings.