One of the most common home remodeling projects is the bathroom. This makes sense, after all it’s likely one of the most used rooms in your home (if not the most used). The bathrooms are often a huge part of the decision to buy a home, so a bathroom remodel project is one that often pays off in the long run. If you see this project in your future, here a four important things to keep in mind.
Make a Wish List
It’s easy to want to just dive into a project like this but take some time to stop, think, and plan. Start by assessing what you have: list what you like, what needs to change, and what it would be nice to change. Next, gather inspiration from Pinterest, showrooms, and magazines. If you have the time, make a vision board of your dream bathroom!
Make a Budget
Decide how much you can reasonably afford to spend on the project before you dive in. Set aside a portion of the budget for unexpected expenses (like mold remediation or new electrical or plumbing). Let the budget determine how many of the ‘wants’ and the ‘would-be-nice’s’ you get to on your wish list.
Stretch Your Dollars
There are somethings that will always make a bathroom remodel more expensive: moving walls and moving plumbing. If you can live with a remodel within the existing walls, you will save yourself a lot of money. Likewise, if you can live with the location of the toilet, you will have much more money to spend on other important aspects of the remodel. Finally, spend more on the big stuff that can’t be easily switched out. A high-quality and luxurious bathtub will cost you more, but it will also last longer and add a lot to the bathroom.
Design With Purpose
If you’re looking to sell the home in the next five years, you should design the bathroom with that in mind. You may love the idea of getting ready every morning in a lemon-yellow bathroom, but most buyers won’t. If you’re planning to stay in the home for the foreseeable future, make the bathroom exactly what you want. Most design trends fade within seven years, so you will likely have to redo the bathroom again before selling anyway.
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