A bathroom remodel is a great way to give your bathroom a fresh look while also fixing any ongoing issues (things like mold or leaky pipes) that you might be experiencing. There could be lots of different parts to your bathroom remodel – it might call for you to work with decorators, plumbers, carpenters, even electricians.
The idea of remodeling your bathroom might be a little overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Just take one step at a time. The most practical first step would be thinking about the money. This guide will help you do just that. Learn all about how to price a bathroom remodel with this helpful guide.
The idea of remodeling your bathroom might be a little overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Just take one step at a time.
1.Details of the remodel
Before you make any other moves, try to nail down exactly what you expect out of this remodel. Will you be making your bathroom larger? Reconfiguring the layout? Is the bathroom you want to redo a full bath or a half bath? Is it large or small? These are just a few questions you should ask yourself. Do a little research by looking at friends’ bathrooms that you like, by reading home design magazines or even looking online. This will help guide you toward what you ultimately want for yourself.
Educate yourself as a consumer by learning how much different parts of your bathroom will cost. Of course, no one expects you to be an expert, but just a little research will help lead you to a good figure for how much this job will cost you. Grab a pad of paper and a pencil and then browse the aisles of your local home improvement store. You might even be able to find a wide variety of prices from the comfort of your own home by searching online.
How will you be paying for this remodel? Many banks and credit unions offer loans specifically for home improvement projects. If you plan on applying for one, familiarize yourself with the process as much as you can. Learn how much you will be eligible to receive and how long you have to pay the money back. Make sure your credit is in good shape by getting your credit report online. If you would rather pay for the whole project in cash, make sure you have enough to complete the project. Remember that sometimes things come up that could push the cost of the project higher, so make sure you have a little more saved than you think you’ll actually need. Check out our article on the cost to remodel a bathroom to get in-depth information surround costs.
4.Will you be doing anything yourself?
Doing some of the work yourself is a good way to lower the cost of your bathroom remodel. If you are pretty handy around the toolbox, that might be a good option for you. There are lots of informative articles right here on this sight that will walk you through some basic bathroom construction jobs – check them out. Grab a few friends and set aside a few weekends to get some of the easier tasks done yourself.
Don’t get overwhelmed by your impending bathroom remodel – there’s no reason to be scared. Lay out a plan and know what you want. Those are the first steps to getting the bathroom of your dreams!