How to build a Workable Bathroom Remodeling Plan?
Remodeling a bathroom can be an extensive and time consuming project and requires a workable bathroom remodeling plan in order to achieve what you want done at a reasonable cost and within a convenient time frame. Creating a good plan can save you both time and money once you put in motion the bathroom remodeling plan that works best for you.
Creating the Bathroom Remodeling Plan
One of the first steps in creating the plan is to decide what needs to be done to remodel, repair and upgrade the existing bathroom. Next, determine what items will be needed in terms of new fixtures and materials. Do any measuring that will be required such as the total area of wall space that will be covered if you plan to apply wall paper. If existing wall paper is to be removed, be sure to include the cost and time required for removal of the existing wall covering. Check prices with more than one home building supplier to compare prices. If using a contractor, call several licensed companies that have solid guarantee policies for material and labor and ask each company to give you their own estimate for your bathroom remodeling plan along with an estimated time frame of when they can have the job completed. Whether you have decided to give contract or do it yourself, please understand that a sound remodeling plan is absolute necessary to get the work done right without increasing the cost.
Selecting the Style for the Bathroom Remodeling Plan
Along with knowing the estimated cost of the remodeling plan you must also decide on the bathroom remodeling design. If you’re completely upgrading an existing bathroom, determine the style you want to use. Are you interested in creating a Japanese style bathroom? There are numerous designs and upgrades to choose from including basic classic lines, modern, wood trims and enhancements, all ceramic showers, Jacuzzi and spa bathtubs, bidet style toilets, faucets and fixtures in gold as well as silver tones. Do you plan on painting the walls and do they need to be textured to cover imperfections. In older, vintage wood frame homes, determine if the flooring is up to par or if it needs to be reinforced or replaced before new flooring is added. If wood cabinets are installed what type of wood veneers will work best in your bathroom remodeling plan. Cherry, pine, oak, maple or walnut are all available along with a variety of countertop and sink selections.
Additions to the Bathroom Remodeling Plan
Once the design for the bathroom remodeling plan has been decided on, keep in mind there are additional items that will be needed to compliment the total design. The overall color scheme of the walls, whether in paint or wall covering, needs to be selected. If new flooring is being added in vinyl or ceramic tile, select a color that goes well with the wall color. Small items such as light switch and receptacle covers should be replaced along with your chosen style of cabinet door hardware. If new lighting is being installed, this can include light fixtures and covers or the installation of track lighting. If you plan on keeping the existing sink, consider upgrading the faucets and fixtures. Replace the existing toilet seat and add new towel fixtures.