Things to Research Before a Bathroom Remodel

Remodeling the bathroom can be a wonderful decision. Homeowners who think of these factors first will have a smoother renovation process.

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Things to Research Before a Bathroom Remodel

Posted by Gary Ashton on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 10:47am.

6 Things to Research Before a Bathroom RemodelThe bathroom is an essential room in any home, though it doesn't have to be utilitarian. Giving a bathroom a much-needed facelift is an ideal way to improve home value and enjoyment of the bathroom, whether it's with the addition of a steamy tub or elegant redesign. With these tips, people will have a better idea of what they may need to prepare to go through the process of renovating a bathroom.

Plan Your Bathroom Renovation Before Proceeding

Because bathroom remodels can add so much value to your home it demands careful attention to detail and the order of the process. People might decide to replace a bathtub, and then decide after the fact that they want to reposition it. Or perhaps they select marble tile for the shower floor, then decide they want travertine. Getting the upgrades in the wrong order might cause damage to the new equipment and materials just installed, or delay the entire timeframe. People engaging in a full bathroom renovation should have all their ideas lined out and researched well before they do anything in the bathroom.

Seek Professional Assistance For Plumbing Projects

There is a reason that replacing or upgrading a home's plumbing tends to be so expensive. Without cutting into walls or pulling out permanent fixtures, plumbers may not have a lot of information about the makeup or condition of the plumbing. A home's plumbing is such an important aspect of daily function that moving a bathtub or a toilet from one spot to another can be a difficult and time-consuming endeavor. As such, if people are unsure about the condition of their pipes, they should have them inspected before installing new equipment. Replacing old or damaged plumbing before installing a new shower could save a lot of time and hassle.

Renovations to a home's plumbing should be handled carefully, which is why it's best to hire a professional instead of doing it yourself.

Different Projects Require Different Equipment

When people first start dreaming up the kind of bathroom they want, they may quickly realize that there are a lot of opportunities to create complications. Installing the most basic prefabricated tub-shower combination often takes a lot of work for a qualified plumber or fitter. In part, this is because removing the old pieces calls for a fair bit of time and care. Every layer of added features, including:

  • natural stone tile
  • specialty designs
  • shower enclosure
  • luxury upgrades like a rainfall showerhead

This could increase the amount of time needed for the project, as well as its cost. If this doesn't sound like something you would like to take on or if time is a determining factor, it might be time to contact a plumber to help get the job completed on-time and correctly. 

Installing Bathroom Cabinetry

Storage is an important function of the bathroom. People may prefer a pedestal or wall-mounted sink, but they should also think of places to store other items they need in the bathroom. Adding a variety of racks and shelves to compensate might make the bathroom look cluttered. If the bathroom space is not particularly large, homeowners should verify that the new cabinetry will fit smoothly and not impede the flow of the room.

Installing Bathroom Flooring

Installing bathroom flooring ought to be one of the last steps of the process, to avoid damaging it while installing other upgrades. Traditional views dictate that hardwood flooring may not be the best for a humid space like the bathroom. Options like tile or vinyl could be ideal. Given the broad variation in pricing for different flooring choices, homeowners should confirm that the budget leaves enough room for other aspects before selecting the most expensive options.

Installing Bathroom Walls

Installing new bathroom walls can be difficult if the space is tight. Trying to fit new walls and cut in for plumbing fixtures often takes a professional to get the walls done correctly. Sheetrock is often used for the walls in a bathroom, and many homeowners decide to cover the sheetrock with tiles to make the bathroom easier to clean. Tiles can give the bathroom walls the moisture protection needed when designing a bathroom remodel. In addition, it's easy to use tiles throughout the bathroom, giving it a cohesive look. Installing bathroom walls should be done after any electrical work and plumbing to make the job much easier. If a new wall needs to be put up after the plumbing is complete, cutting in and careful fitting of the wall is going to be necessary.

Plan the Entryway and Measurements Carefully

As people prepare to commit to a particular design for the new bathroom, they should inspect the flow, starting with the door. Upgrading the door to a wider style might make it harder to open fully. Rearranging the room could place equipment in an awkward spot. Expanding the physical size of the bathroom may call for a larger door.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Renovate Your Bathroom

Renovating your bathroom with high-quality renovations is a great way to improve your lifestyle and increase the value of your home, says bathroom renovation experts, Kitchen Capital. The possibilities of design are endless, with an incredible choice of products and universal options for any room, professionals add.

Remodeling a bathroom can turn an old space into a fresh retreat. By using this information to guide their research, Nashville homeowners have a better chance of getting to the end in the right fashion.


Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

The #1 RE/MAX team in the World!

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