Every successful bathroom remodel begins with a comprehensive plan. Yes, it may need to be tweaked along the way because of budget constraints or unexpected construction challenges, but a good plan will keep you focused and help streamline the entire process. Before considering the physical aspects of your remodel, such as whether you want new tiles or a custom shower space, get a firm idea of who the new bathroom’s primary users will be and base your redesign around their needs.
Create a Realistic Budget
The extent of your bathroom remodel is largely dependent on the size of your budget. While you may know how much you’re willing to invest in the project, you may be unaware of the costs of the products you want to incorporate in your remodel or the complexities of certain types of installation. Get quotes from several contractors that account for all labor and material costs, including any new fittings, fixtures, and surfaces that are part of your remodel. A reputable contractor will be able to provide you with product alternatives that may be more affordable and no less suitable.
Focus on the Layout
A well-designed bathroom blends flow and practicality for high functionality and comfort. Though there are countless floorplan options available, your plumbing connections and wall locations may limit your layout options. As part of your vetting process, consult with custom remodelers. They have the experience to help you achieve the most functional layout, whether it involves making your bathroom more spacious, expanding into another room, or building a master suite.
Choose Bath-Appropriate Surfaces
Bathroom walls, tiles, and vanity tops are continuously exposed to water and heavy steam, so you’ll want tough surface materials that will resist moisture damage. One remodeling mistake many homeowners make is choosing vanities with surfaces that are decidedly not durable. There’s no reason a vanity can’t be both durable and visually interesting. For a vanity that will make a dramatic design statement and provide years of service, choose one that features double sinks, plenty of storage, and a luxe countertop made of granite, marble, or quartz.
Avoid Change Orders
Requesting remodel changes after the work has begun is a sure way to bust your budget. During your remodel, you may experience a flash of design insight that veers away from the original plan, but you should resist the temptation to ask for a change so late in the game. Adhering to your plan will keep costs down and your project on schedule. Plus, the sooner your remodel is completed, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy your dream bathroom.
In business for more than 70 years, Alure Home Improvements has performed countless successful bathroom remodels for Long Island homeowners. Whether you need more storage space, require a bigger footprint to accommodate a growing family, or want to convert your unused tub to a gorgeous shower space, our talented team can design a custom bathroom with helpful amenities that will increase its functionality and improve your quality of life. Contact us today to see how we can help you.
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