Bathroom Design / October 20, 2018 / Milena Montanez.
If you have plans for remodeling your bathroom shortly, you are making a very wise investment in the future value of your home. If you ever need to sell your home, the return on investment for a remodeled bathroom is anywhere from 80-100%. The quite phenomenal. Don 't forget the value of a dollar spent now is probably about ten dollars if paid later. If you tackle the major remodel now and update the paint and hardware when you are ready to sell, you will find the maximum returns.
Planning is the key in any remodeling endeavor, but it is especially crucial in the typically smaller space of a bathroom. You must have a plan in mind before beginning any significant remodeling project in a shower. Not only is area an issue with toilets, but unlike a bedroom or living room, there are issues such as plumbing, load-bearing walls (particularly important if you 're considering enlarging or opening up the space in a bathroom), and electrical work, as proper lighting can really make or break a good design plan for a shower. And all of this is before we even get to the entertaining stuff.
Here are some questions you need to ask yourself during the planning phase:
1) Do you intend to hire professionals or will this be a do it yourself project? A fundamental question and may have to be answered by what your intentions are and the state in which you live. Some states require an electrician for any electrical work, which does include not only rewiring but changing light fixtures as well. Check your local laws to be sure before diving into the project to save a significant hassle down the line.
2) What are your expectations given your budget and your desires? In other words, are your expectations realistic in relationship to your budget? You would probably be surprised how often the two do not go hand in hand. It 's straightforward to say well $100 more dollars isn't that much but if you do that 6 or 7 times you've blown your budget by nearly $1000 once you add in taxes. And don 't forget that if you are using professionals, changing your mind is expensive. Have your plan before you begin the work. A critical to keeping your project on time and budget.
If you ask yourself these questions and have a firm goal in mind, your bathroom remodeling plans should go off without a hitch. Not only are you improving the value of your home with a project such as this, but you also significantly increase your enjoyment of your home as well. I can think of a few more significant gifts to give yourself than a beautiful space of retreat and relaxation.