Top 4 Things to Remember Before a Bathroom Remodel
There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to doing a bathroom remodel.
Stylistically, you have a lot of options. What tile do I choose? What kind of countertops do I want? Should I install a soaking tub? The list goes on and on. But here are the Top 4 things you should remember for your bathroom remodel:
1. Floor plan — This is at the top of the list. If the floor plan layout is about to change, you need to come up with the new floor plan. That means finalizing details, the location of the fixtures, where the toilet, sinks, shower, etc. will go. Make sure you have all the right measurements and that everything will fit properly.
2. Fixtures — Before you even start the project, you should buy all the fixtures. If you don’t do that first, it may have a longer lead time. Do the shopping first, before you start breaking anything.
3. Contractors — Select your contractors. Ask for referrals and talk to past clients. You want to make sure it’s a good fit. Remember, you’re hiring them. Essentially it’s a job interview.
4. Budget — Money, money, money. Know how much you want to spend and how much you can afford, then add about 15 percent to that number for the inevitable unknowns that will pop up during the renovation.