Planning ahead is the best way to ensure your new bathroom lives up to your dreams and budget. Remodeling or building a new bathroom can be a very complicated process, there’s so much to consider. In addition to plumbing fixtures like sinks, bathtubs, showers and toilets, you need to add bathroom light fixtures, cabinets, storage areas and decorative accessories into your plan. The bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in any house, so planning is a must.
Bath Remodel Budget
Gutting a master bath and starting from scratch obviously requires much more money than freshening up a bathroom, so keep the project’s scope in mind when budgeting. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) offers an online worksheet that makes number crunching easy. After establishing a budget, research prices of wish-list items and compare costs to the budget to make sure your dream bathroom matches your financial reality.
Bathrooms have become grand, often with heated floors, steam showers, whirlpool tubs and bidets. Your bathroom is going to have to withstand heat, water, moisture, steam, and all sorts of other things. Your bathroom fixtures and flooring must include materials that can stand up to all of that heavy use.
Throughly planning your bathroom design will help you get the job done more easily, and for less money. Your aim should be to make the most of the available space by incorporating the best design to fit your everyday needs. Your dream bathroom is as individual as you are and should reflect both your personal taste and your lifestyle.