There are many reasons why a bathroom remodel is a worthwhile investment
in any home — from updating the style, increasing resale value, to adding functionality and more storage options. Whatever the reason, the following are some key factors when considering the scope of the project which will help when consulting with a design team or contractor, or simply making your own improvements.
- Define your budget. This is the first step in any home improvement project. Having a budget will help when you are bidding the project out
to contractors, selecting cabinets, flooring, tile, fixtures and any other material for your bathroom.
- Make a list of “must haves.” Storage, custom cabinetry, larger shower, frameless shower doors, free standing tub, LED lighting, bathtub tile surround or counter back splash, radiant heat, and anything you have
ever dreamed of!
Decide on a color scheme. For vanity – white/linen, darker wood or espresso? Grey cabinets are a current trend but may go out of style in a few years. For walls – neutral or bold tones to contrast or blend? What will your accent color be especially if you are using tile? Try to complement the colors to the adjacent room or hallway.
- Classic or trendy? If you’re planning to sell in a few years, consider a timeless design otherwise, have fun with something a little unexpected.
- Replace or refinish? If your budget is limited and cabinets are in good condition, you may opt to refinish or paint them. Either way, there are many price levels for vanity, cabinets and counter top materials to choose from when replacing.
Splurge on high end materials or accessories? If tiling walls is not in the budget, accessorize by hanging a beautiful shower curtain that may even get more attention. Better quality fixtures, faucets and vanity hardware are other ways to add a high-end look.