Bathroom remodeling ranks with kitchen remodeling as one of the most popular major home improvements, perhaps because the return on investment when you sell your home is so high. Bathroom remodeling can cost you as much or as little as you choose to put into it.
Start your project right with the following bathroom remodeling and design tips:
1. Determine your exact bathroom needs.
Do you want to enlarge your bathroom? Do you need another sink? Does the bathroom tile need to be replaced? Think about what your ideal bathroom will look like and then prioritize your needs before your wants.
2. Gather bathroom design ideas.
A set of architectural plans will really help you and your remodeling professionals visualize the finished project, but any design preparations can be helpful.
3. Establish a realistic bathroom remodeling budget.
When establishing your budget keep in mind the design ideas you would like and whether they fall on the pricier side. Also, it will always be less expensive if you don’t need to relocate plumbing fixtures, such as toilets or sinks, so if you are on a smaller budget it is more economical to incorporate your current bathroom layout into the new design.
4. Consider popular bathroom design trends.
Second sinks have become very popular in bathroom remodels as they allow two people to use the bathroom at the same time.
If you only have a shower, consider replacing this with a bathtub which can serve double duty as both a bath and a shower. Nearly everyone elects to include a bathroom exhaust fan, often incorporating a heater on a timer.