4 Factors that will Influence your Bathroom Remodel Project

By on March 22, 2021 in Bathroom with 0 Comments

One of the most used and trafficked rooms in any household is the bathroom.  Like a room with high traffic, your bathroom needs to be comfortable, modern, and functional. If you are thinking of doing a bathroom remodel project, you need to consider every part of it.

Any remodeling project takes time, money, skill, and experience, as well as a little bit of luck.   Here are the four most common factors that can influence your bathroom remodel project:

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The bathroom remodel budget

Always a big one, you should come up with a financial budget depending on what you want to do (i.e. what you want to install, remove, replace, in the bathroom). One mistake people make is not budgeting enough money to complete the remodel. Not having your budget sorted before starting results in disaster when the money runs out and the bathroom is only half-finished.

Also, you need to undertake a project that you can wholly finance. If a complete remodel is not possible due to your financial position, consider remodeling one small aspect of the bathroom. Understanding your financial position and the budget you need to spend is the only way to make sure your bathroom remodeling project is successful.

What bathroom materials to use

Two factors determine what kind of materials to be used in the bathroom.

  • Personal preferences
  • Cost of the materials

You can choose the color and type of material you want for your floors, walls, sink, countertops, etc. If you are using a contractor, you still have veto power over what material is used in your bathroom.

Try and be flexible and ready to comprise because of the cost of materials. Certain materials and finishes are expensive and you might be forced to take an alternative material e.g. use porcelain tiles instead of expensive travertine marble. If costs are not an issue, then go for it and select the type of material you really want.

What bathroom design do you want?

The whole purpose of bathroom remodel is to create a design you are comfortable with. Rely on your vision of what you want your bathroom to look like. You might want a simple, well-illuminated bathroom with an all-white and clean look. You might want a creatively chic bathroom that looks like a mini professional spa.

If you are working with a contractor, ensure that they understand your “creative vision” of what you expect the final results to be.  Why spend all this time and money to remodel and end up with something totally different from what you wanted?

The scale of the bathroom remodel project

You may only want to remodel the shower/ bathtub area or change the sink and other fixtures in the bathroom. Alternatively, you may want to tackle the bathroom floor and walls or do something to the ceiling and lighting fixtures. A bathroom remodel does not necessarily mean taking a wrecking ball to everything inside the bathroom.

You must decide if you want a complete overhaul, or “a targeted attack” on certain areas of the bathroom. The scope of the project is very important, as a surface-level remodel minimizes costs since you are merely “changing the look” rather than doing a complete replacement.

If you are tired of your worn-down bathroom setting, tearing down everything to the bare four walls, floor and ceiling is the go.

If you approach your bathroom renovation correctly, you will have a bathroom to be proud of,  and maybe even increase the resale value of your home.

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