3 Critical Factors to Consider Before Remodeling a Bathroom
Updated: Apr 7, 2021
A bathroom is a critical part of your house for family and guests. It should provide a comfortable, uplifting, warm and safe experience. And to get the best from your bathroom, you need to ensure it’s in the right condition at all times. Ask yourself the following questions:
Why do you want to undertake a bathroom remodel?
What is your timeline for the bathroom project?
What kind of budget do you have?
As bathroom fixtures offer technical advances and materials for bathroom remodeling improve, inevitably, a bathroom remodeling at some point becomes necessary. Time over time, you need to remove the old fixtures and upgrade them with modern or up to date fixtures.
However, to get the best from a bathroom remodeling, you don’t do it for the sake of doing it. You must consider some critical factors that will ensure you get the best bathroom for your home.
This article will share with you the top factors to consider before undertaking a bathroom remodeling.
Reason For Remodelling
The first thing you need to consider is the reason why you choose to remodel your bathroom. Understanding the reason why the remodeling needs to be done will help you make all other critical decisions.
Some of the reasons you remodel your bathroom are renovation purposes or upgrading. If there is any damage to your bathroom, you can renovate it as a way to remodel it and serve its purpose. The main goal of a bathroom renovation is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment.
Type and Number of Bathroom Users
Everything you install in your bathroom during remodeling should have in mind the people who will use it. First, you need to think about their status, health, age, special needs, and how many people will use the bathroom.
You will agree that a young couple will need a different bathroom remodeling compared to an aged couple.
This is why you must factor in the bathroom users even before you try to do any kind of remodeling. If you do this, you’ll end up with a well-remodeled bathroom serving the specific people who need to use the bathroom.
Bathroom remodeling comes at a cost. From planning, buying materials, to the actual work, you will need money to get the job done. On average, bathroom remodels fall between $9,000 - $11,000. Low-end remodels typically cost about $2,000 for guest bathrooms, whereas high-end bathroom remodeling - say for a master bathroom - can set you back around $23,000.
So, even before you begin the bathroom remodeling project, you need to get your calculations right. Ensure you have the right budget. Things to consider that will affect pricing include:
The type of floor and wall tile you select
Luxury or standard toilet. Installation is fairly easy and will save you cost if you can do it yourself
Cabinets come in all shapes and styles to fit any budget size
Tub, shower or both. Again, tubs come in so many styles and sizes, as well as the size of showers. Tub/shower combos offer the best value, but lack aspects of luxury, versus a jet tub and large stand-alone stone shower
Faucet and sink fixtures play a part regarding manufacturer and styles
Vanity and countertop options have a wide range of prices from solid wood/granite tops to a standard white vanity with laminate countertop. Again, who is the bathroom designed for and what budget frame is established for the overall project
Other items that will impact cost include: towel rods, curtain rods, mirror, bathroom lighting fixtures, cabinet hardware, wall applications, grab bars, toilet paper dispenser, etc.
Bathroom remodeling is a critical project, and you don’t have to do it alone. Oftentimes, a general contractor can help in big ways by offering cost-cutting advice and best practices or provide solutions you never thought of.
If you are thinking about a bathroom remodel, get a free consultation about your bathroom project - give us a call 919.616.6902. We’ll help walk you through the entire project to ensure you get the bathroom you desire.