Bathroom Design / October 19, 2018 / Gabriella Cheek.
Remodeling a bathroom can be either a colossal undertaking or a weekend project depending on your desires, goals, and budget. Establishing a budget for your project should be your first consideration. It is straightforward to go overboard once you begin making changes. Once you've found your budget, make a list of the things you'd most like to see changed about the room. Do you need more natural lighting, would you want different flooring, a separate shower, a Jacuzzi? Will you need the assistance of a professional? A probably something to consider if the existing bathroom is more than ten years old to be on the safe side. You don't want all of your new things, and hard work ruined because of busted pipes, or a leak somewhere there shouldn't be.
Another thing you need to keep in mind when planning a remodel is the size of your existing bathroom. If you're fortunate enough to have the room to enlarge and your walls aren't load bearing (that is something that just must be determined beforehand, removing a load-bearing wall could have disastrous consequences) you can change the amount of room available, but for most people who remodel a bathroom, there is a fixed amount of space. You are also somewhat limited by where the pipes are. It's possible to put in a different type of bathtub, but generally, the tub needs to go in or near where it was, to begin. The same goes for the sink and the toilet. If you are planning to add a separate shower to the room, you may need to hire a professional plumber to run the pipes for you. If you are planning an additional bath, you should have the plumber included in your budget.
The excellent news is that with more and more home improvement stores that offer frequent do it yourself classes prices are coming done on materials that were once considered luxury items. Means that the frugal do it yourself can do a beautiful bathroom makeover as a weekend project without necessarily amassing an unhealthy debt ratio. The even better news is that remodeling a bathroom increases the value more than almost any other home improvement project garnering an 80-100% return on investment. If you are looking to improve the amount of your home while making it a better place to live, this is one of the best projects to tackle. Remember to have fun remodeling and add personal touches to avoid a bathroom that looks impersonal.