Contemplating a facelift for your bathroom? This post is full of bathroom remodel ideas to ensure you create the most stylish remodel project out there! Out of all the remodelling projects, you could undertake, few can provide the benefits of a bathroom remodel.
It will give the design of your home an instant lift and if done well, could potentially increase the value of your home.
While I realise you’re here for bathroom remodel ideas, there are a number of things to consider before you start. So you don’t waste much time, I will intertwine my top tips with fabulous bathroom decor ideas for you.
10 Bathroom Remodel Ideas & Tips Before You Start
1. Start Thinking Strategically
It is SO important that you see a bathroom remodel as a big project in its entirety. A large project that requires a lot of small tasks needing to be done before you’ve got a sparkly new bathroom.
You will need to break down EVERYTHING that needs to be done.
2. Set A Budget
You must never ever overspend. It’s not possible to complete a project without additional stress if you overspend. Take the time to analyse your finances and set a realistic budget. STICK TO IT!
3. Get A Contractor That You Trust
It’s so important that you find a reliable professional to complete your project. Preferably, one with a lot of references that you can check. Please remember that you are well within your right to ask to inspect his work. Thankfully, there are plenty of review websites available to thoroughly vet your potential hire.
4. Get a survey performed
It would be smart to consult with a plumber and discuss the vision you have for your bathroom. I.e, are you buying a new tub that means you might need to move the sink.
5. Be Energy Efficient
You can save a little money by using energy efficient bulbs and a low flush toilet.
6. Make Organization a Priority
Proper organization is essential. Use the airtable base to keep track of important deadlines regarding your project, and remain organized as you go forward.
7. Draw Your Design
If you want a larger bathtub, or more specifically, a claw foot tub. Draw it out with measurements and make sure you have enough space. You can also use the Planning Wiz floor Planner.
Here’s a 3-minute video to show you how it works:
8. Make Storage A Priority
Storage space is essential in many modern bathrooms. See if you can remodel to gain more floor space to add a cabinet or add shelving above the door.
9. Shop Around
Be sure to shop around for what you need in order to get the best price. The prices on the same fixtures can vary quite a bit between stores.
10. Get A Well-Stocked Toolbox
The essential toolkit for any bathroom remodel:
- Measuring tape
- Hammers (claw + ball pein)
- Pencil and eraser
- Belt for tools
- Screwdrivers + screws of different sizes
- Drill + bits
- Saw + blades + a saw-horse
- All the tapes; electrical, duct, masking etc.
- Masks for your face – saw dust is dangerous for your lungs
- Step Ladders
- Drop Cloths
- Plenty of extension cords for your contractors to use (or you)
- Appropriate lighting for your workspace
- A Tile cutter
- Grout + spreader
Can you tell that I really want a claw foot tub?! I finally found one that is actually affordable and I’m thrilled. Initially, I was convinced it would cost at least £1000ish but yay for me! I can’t freakin’ wait to get bathroom remodelled. As a tall lady, I will appreciate a deep one and keeping my knees warm in the bath water.