How to Plan a Bathroom Remodel, From Budgeting to Design

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Planning a bathroom remodel is a challenging, yet satisfying project. Of course, it requires a lot of budgeting, time, and work, and more often than not, it can end up being more difficult than you expected. This can be especially true if you’re shooting for a floor-to-ceiling bathroom remodel. No matter what though, having a fresh, modern bathroom is one of the most rewarding feelings and rarely will you regret your decision to remodel. That being said, what exactly does a custom bathroom remodel entail? We’ve put together a guide on how to plan your project, from scheduling demolition to choosing the right countertops.  

Steps for a Successful Bathroom Remodel

Creating a plan is essential for a smooth and successful remodel. There are several factors you’ll want to consider before you begin, such as timeline and money. With these steps, you’ll be on your way to the bathroom of your dreams in no time!

Gather Inspiration and Set Your Budget

The first things you’ll want to do when planning a bathroom remodel are gather inspiration and set a budget. These essential first steps will set the tone for the rest of the project, while blowing past them may leave you out of your depth! First, having inspiration will give your designer and contractor an idea of what you like. This way they aren’t heading into the project blindly building something that you won’t necessarily love. 

Second, having (and sticking to) a budget is one of the most important parts of a remodel. If you don’t have a budget or spending limit, you may end up dropping a lot more than you expected on your remodel. You don’t want to break the bank just because you thought you wanted that quartz countertop when the more affordable option was just as beautiful! Having a budget may limit what you are able to purchase in terms of materials and labor, but the right designer and contractor will be able to work with your set amount and create a room you’ll love. 

Hire the Right Contractor and Set a Schedule

Your second step in planning a bathroom remodel is to not only hire a contractor but to hire the right one. Your chosen professional should be reliable, provide quality work, be able to work with your budget and schedule, and more. Before settling on the first one you find, make sure to do plenty of research and ask friends and family for recommendations. Once you’ve found one or two you like, meet with them and ask any relevant questions about their processes, licenses and permits, budget, and anything else you may be concerned about. 

You will also want to start settling on a timeline. If this is your only bathroom in the house, you may want to consider planning a vacation or heading to Grandma and Grandpa’s while the renovation is being completed. Being upfront with your contractor is crucial for a smooth operation. You’ll want him or her to understand your schedule, but you will also need to understand how things work on their end, too. Working together to set and manage expectations is crucial to keeping your remodel relatively stress-free. 

It’s the Little Things

A bathroom remodel doesn’t just require you to give your designer or contractor the floor and plumbing plans and say, “See ya later!” There are endless little details that will go into your bathroom that you may not have considered, including flooring, tiles, shower doors, what style of sink you want, and more. If you want your bathroom to reflect your style and character, you’ll want to be involved in the process of picking out exactly what goes in it. 

When choosing these small but important elements for your bathroom, you’ll want to make your decision based on not only your personal style but the future of your home, as well. Will you want a shower or a bathtub for an expanding family? Will this home be your long-term house or are you going to want to move at some point? Choosing a design that adds character but remains timeless will give your home the refresh it needs without making it so quirky that future buyers won’t like it. 

Custom Bathroom Remodels with Honey-Doers

A bathroom remodel can be a lot more work than you anticipate, but having a reliable contractor to manage the renovation can make all the difference. Honey-Doers has over 20 years of home remodeling experience, providing each one of our clients with a superior level of attentiveness, integrity, and courtesy. We continue to build upon our reputation and growing number of satisfied customers through exceptional service and quality craftsmanship. Let Honey-Doers build your dream bathroom today—contact us for a free estimate!

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