Planning a Bathroom Renovation
Posted on January 13, 2020
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If you have a bathroom that is outdated or if you just moved into a new home and want to create a bathroom that matches your taste, you may be considering a bathroom renovation project. However, because a remodel can be a costly and time-consuming endeavor, you'll need to take the time to plan your bathroom renovation carefully. That means, before you start ripping out fixtures and buying paint, you'll need to come up with a concrete plan that will ensure you get everything you want (and can afford) so you won't be left with a half-completed bathroom that leaves you worse off than when you started.
Determine a Budget
This is one of the most important steps when planning a bathroom renovation. When determining your budget, there are a few factors that you'll have to consider. First, are you remodeling a small, medium, or large bathroom? Size is an important consideration because the bigger the bathroom is, the more costly the remodel will be.
Another thing to consider is if you'll be doing a complete remodel that includes everything from the floors, ceiling, toilet, counters, and bathing area, or just a partial remodel such as the tub or shower only. A good rule of thumb is that if you're planning on doing a full remodel, you'll want to spend somewhere between 5-10% of the total value of your home. It's also a good idea to set your budget higher than what you're expecting to spend, because issues tend to come up and if you have a budget that you can't go over, you could find yourself in a predicament.
Choose Your Materials
Once you've set your budget, you can choose the materials you want for your bathroom remodel. Do you want granite, marble, or quartz countertops? What about your bathtub, do you want it to be made out of acrylic, steel, or perhaps fiberglass? Don't forget about the floors, light fixtures, walls, and everything else that comprises a bathroom. No matter what materials you go with, make sure that everything is accounted for before you start your project. If you realize you need something else halfway through your remodel, you could end up turning your project into a much more costly endeavor than you anticipated.
Choose a Company You Can Trust
Unless you're an experienced contractor, you're going to have to hire a company to perform the remodel. This is an extremely important step because the technicians will be doing all of the work and will play the biggest role in how your project turns out. Make sure that you do your research and choose a company that has a lot of great reviews, experience performing similar types of jobs, and are licensed and insured. If you hire the wrong company, you could not only have the project last far longer than it should, but you could also end up with a bathroom where the new upgrades don't look right, such as uneven tile work, fixtures that aren't installed correctly, etc., which would negate the entire purpose of the remodel.
Professional Bathroom Remodel Services for Homeowners Throughout Central Texas
Expo Home Improvement is the company to turn to for homeowners in Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, or another area in Central Texas, who are interested in having a bathroom remodel completed in their home. We specialize in remodeling the wet area of bathrooms, which can not only give your bathroom a brand-new look but also cost much less than a full bathroom remodel. What's more, our tubs and showers are extremely durable, easy to clean, and will be installed perfectly, allowing you to enjoy your new bathroom for years to come.
To learn more about the bathroom remodeling options we have available to homeowners throughout the Central Texas area, contact Expo Home Improvement today.