It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to remodeling bathrooms. You don’t have much room to work with, and replacing a fixture like a bath or shower can be both costly and time-consuming. It’s almost impossible to get a great bathroom remodeling experience without careful planning beforehand. From space, to budget, to everything in between, there are lots of things to take into consideration while renovating a bathroom. At Floor Coverings International Shallotte, we have made a name for ourselves with our expertise in bathroom makeovers. Here are some of our most important tips for planning for a bathroom remodel.
The first step you should take before your bathroom remodel is to set priorities about what you want to update the most, and what you want to keep. While you set your priorities, think about both the general feel of the space as well as the specific furniture and fixtures. Do you want to keep the decorating scheme you have now, or go with a totally new style? Are you okay with keeping and updating your same bathtub, showerhead, and sink, or do you want to change these as well? Once you’ve made these decisions, you should then determine which changes are the most important to you. Determining your priorities will guide you on the next step, which is setting your budget.
Of course, setting a budget also needs to happen early in the planning process. You can’t start deciding on any of the finer points of a remodel until you’ve worked out at least a general budget. Saving money should definitely be a priority, but you should also leave space in your budget for any mistakes or unforeseen expenses. It’s important to have some breathing room in the budget in case something goes wrong with the renovation.
Design & Decor
Now comes the fun part! After you’ve drawn up your budget, you can start shopping around for furniture, fixtures, and decorations. Our Design Associates are experts in designing your one-of-a-kind room. If you’re planning on living in your home for some time, the sky is the limit when it comes to bathroom decor. However, if you are renovating your bathroom as part of preparing to sell your house, you should decorate the bathroom in a neutral or very basic style. Floor Coverings International will guide you in the right direction.
Finally, before the remodel begins, you should do a round of double-checks on certain aspects of the renovation. Do some internet searches and/or ask around with friends and acquaintances to verify that the contractors you’re going to hire do good work and leave their customers satisfied. Do an once-over of everything you’ve selected for the remodel and try to envision it in your bathroom, to make sure all the elements fit together. Also, work out all your costs again compared to your budget to make sure everything is accounted for.
These four steps represent the most important parts of planning a bathroom makeover. Bathroom renovations and custom tile have become two of our specialties at Floor Coverings International Shallotte, so don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or interest in your own bathroom remodeling project!
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