Have you been thinking about a new bathroom remodel? Perhaps you are thinking it’s finally time. Perhaps you are looking at your budget and you have been saving and that is when you know it’s time. Regardless of why it’s important to have a gameplan going into your remodel to ensure it comes out exactly how you like it. The last thing you want is to spend time and money on a bathroom remodel and have to redo it only the next year. Keep reading as our experts explain how to create an amazing remodel in your home.
Regardless of the amount of space you have…
Whether you have just enough for a stand-alone shower, commode, and sink, or your bathroom can house a luxurious jacuzzi tub and dressing area, there are so many incredible layouts, fixings, and furnishings available to help you design your perfect bathroom.
What’s your style?
How you design your bathroom is going to depend in part on what kind of style you’re going for. Are you trying to create a spa look? A wooded retreat? A retro style? Are you going for fun or soft and quiet? Knowing what style you want your bathroom to encompass is going to direct your decisions for design in ALL areas. From paint colors to cabinet selection to lighting you choose to the flooring you install…it’s all going to revolve around the statement you’re trying to make and the style you’re going for.
Make a wish list:
Check out magazines, on-line sources, and visit stores that have bathrooms on display.
Get a notebook just for your bathroom remodel and write down everything that sparks your interest. What colors appeal to you? What kind of shower or tub can you picture yourself in? From lighting to the flooring, write down your favorites on everything from ceiling to floor and in between.
Items to consider:
*Sink and base and faucet fixtures
*Shower and/or tub
*Need a shower curtain?
*Walls (paint, wood, etc)
*Toilet (yep there are options!)
*Flooring (tile, wood, vinyl)
*Room for a chair or bench?
*Wall decorations & other accessories
*Window treatments (curtain, shade, frosted glass)
Know your space:
You may dream of soaking in a porcelain tub, but do you actually have space for one? The sink you’re selecting…do you have room for a base cabinet or would a pedestal sink fit and look better? Before you actually start narrowing down your wish list, you need to know your square footage, where all of your plumbing is located, and exactly what you have to work with.
Sketch out your bathroom and take it to a bathroom design store and let the experts help you put it together. Or use an online design tool. They’ll be able to say yes to certain items and no to others that just can’t fit or shouldn’t exist in your bathroom space. There are definite ways to help small spaces feel and look larger, like with the use of glass and mirrors and certain types of furnishings. Reading up on the topic of consulting with experts can help you create the illusion of space, as well as help you pull together any look you’re trying to create.
Do you have a linen closet for towels or do towels need to be stored in your bathroom? Do you have a spot for extra toilet paper, bathroom cleaners, extra shampoo, etc? If you’re storing items in your bathroom, will the best option be in a sink cabinet? An upper cabinet? A separate storage unit altogether? Can you use floating shelves with baskets or bins? Definitely consider storage when putting your dream bathroom together.
If money is no object, then have at it. Design till your heart’s content, making selections based on what you love and what will fit. But if you’re like most, and working on a budget, take the time to shop around for deals, sales, and items that come close to the items on your wish list. Take the “items to consider” list and create a spreadsheet of sorts, with various options under each item, and their price. This will give you a ballpark figure of your overall project price, which is something you need to keep in the scope of your project along the entire process.
Don’t forget installation costs if you’re hiring out any of the remodel, as well as extras like paintbrushes, plumbing, and your accessories.
When all the main components are in place, have fun decorating! Pull your dream bathroom together with “fun” objects like wall signs, items for shelves, a plant, and other items that just spark joy when you find them.
Although designing the perfect bathroom could be a daunting task, breaking it down into manageable steps can help this process be a fun and creative adventure, ultimately providing you the bathroom of your dreams.
As you can see, there are so many different ways to remodel a bathroom. It’s important that you start as early as possible to look into your options. You will be so much happier with the outcome. We wish you the best of luck in your amazing Dallas home renovation.
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