For many homeowners, a bathroom remodel is high on their list since an outdated or drab bathroom can make your house feel, well, old, and not in a good way.
The great news is that even a handful of changes can yield a dramatic transformation, and if a complete renovation is what your bathroom really needs, that can be accomplished easier than you might think.
Organize your wish list
The first step in any successful remodel is getting clarity on your hopes for the space. Make a list of what you want and what problems you have with your current bath that you want solved. This is incredibly important in making the quoting and planning phase go smoothly when you start to work with a professional to get the job done.
To get an idea of the choices you’ll have to make, take stock of the elements:
- Shower enclosure
- Shower head and fixtures
- Sink and vanity
- Wall color
- Tile grout (yes, you actually have options here)
Get a handle on costs
Because bathrooms are relatively small and standardized (the average home full bath is not more than 50 square feet), costs are easier to predict than a space with many more variables, like a kitchen.
A company with solid experience in bathroom remodeling should be able to give you a quote that transparently separates labor and materials. From there, you can adjust the number of elements you want changed and how much you want to spend on each.
Style you’ll want to live with
Because bathrooms are small, there’s a temptation to go bold. The incredible range of tile on the market right now does nothing to discourage that either.
If you’ve found some design ideas you love, but you’re nervous about whether you’ll still like them years from now — or how they’ll impact your resale value — you can get color and distinctive style in less permanent ways.
- Go with classic lines and a neutral tone for the items that need to last, like tile, tub, sink and toilet, and express yourself with wall color.
- A coat of pain is the easiest (and cheapest) thing to change down the road.
- You can also build your style with accessories, like the mirror over the sink, framed art, shower curtain, rugs and towels.
If you really want to do something fun with tile, but also feel compelled to go with a safe choice, you can break out with the grout color (seriously, check it out our Pinterest bathroom board if you don’t believe it ). Recoloring the grout later is a lot less expensive and involved than putting in new tile.
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