Remodeling the bathroom is a great way to add value to your home, as well increase your family’s enjoyment of one of the most used rooms in the house. If you’re like most homeowners, however, just the thought of remodeling the bathroom leaves you feeling more than a little overwhelmed.
Where to begin?
You’ve heard it before, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t do the most important thing in a bathroom remodeling project: plan, plan, plan.
Before you get going on your remodeling project, make sure to take the time to think about what decisions you’ll have to make as you go. A little planning at the beginning of the process can save a lot of headaches — and money.
All too often people get caught up in the more “cosmetic” features of a bathroom renovation, forgetting the necessity of looking at some potential underlying problems that may need to be addressed. Then they get into the project only to discover that extra money will have to be spent to fix something they could have foreseen if they’d just spent a bit more time in the preparation stage.
Do a detailed inspection of your bathroom. Are your fixtures outdated in either style or energy efficiency? Look at the space from every possible angle, keeping an eye out for leaks and water stains, deterioration and mould. Think about any moisture problems or air quality issues that may require work.
Consider what you want for the space:
Does the current layout work? Think about who uses the space and how that may change in the future. Do you have a growing or shrinking, family?
How does the storage situation work? Do you need more storage or just a more efficient system for what you currently have?
As you begin the process of planning and thinking about the project, take the time to draw up a budget. Think realistically about how much you’re willing to spend. Bathroom renovations can become very detailed & complicated depending on your requirements so consider hiring a company such as Wicklow based EcoScene to help you determine the best solution for your needs. EcoScene have been providing a great and quality service to the Dublin and North Wicklow area since 2006.
Once you have plans on paper and a budget to guide you, you can begin to think about where you are willing to spend your money. Some things, such as plumbing and electrical work, will be a fixed price and there’s not much you can do about it. Fixtures, however, come in a wide range of styles and prices. But remember to look beyond the price tag.
New toilets and showerheads, for instance, can save up to 70 per cent on water usage. Choosing a low-flow unit may cost more now, but save you money for years to come. A good contractor can guide you as to where you’ll get the most value for your money.
It’s no secret that any successful bathroom remodel starts with finding a bathroom renovation company that comes highly recommended. View some of our bathroom renovation projects before & after images here. And read some testimonials from happy EcoScene clients here.
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