If your home's bathroom no longer fits your household's needs or you just want to update its decor, you may have decided that it is time to have it remodeled. While you may have an overall vision of how you want the new bathroom to look, you may be uncertain about some of the details as well as how much of a budget you need to plan for.
If so, ask yourself a few questions before you speak with a contractor who will be remodeling your bathroom. You can start by answering the questions discussed below to help you get started with planning the layout and details of the renovation.
1. Are There Any Fixtures You Would like in a New Location Compared to the Current Ones?
One question that you can start with when planning out the remodel of your bathroom has to do with the fixtures. Are there any fixtures such as the toilet, bathtub, or sink that you wish were in another location?
If you wish to change the layout of the fixtures during the remodel, write down exactly where you would like to move them. Just know that if the plumbing will need extensive changes you will need to add time and some cost to the budget for the overall project.
2. Do You Want to Expand the Bathroom So That You Have More Space for Storage?
Another question you may want to ask yourself has to do with the current space and storage of the bathroom. Do you wish that the bathroom was bigger with extra closets or drawers you could use for storage?
If you want the bathroom to be bigger with added storage space, you and the contractor will need to discuss how the expansion will be completed. This could be accomplished by cutting into the current rooms in your house or by adding on to the exterior. Either way, this type of addition will take extra time and money, so consider it carefully when you make plans and work on the budget.
Asking yourself the above questions before you speak with a contractor does not only let you better envision what you wish the bathroom to look like when it is finished. Knowing whether you want to move fixtures, expand the space, and/or add more storage can impact the length of the remodeling job as well as the amount you will need for the budget. After you have answered these and other questions about the details of what you want, speak with a bathroom remodeling contractor in your area so that you both can formulate a plan for the project together.Share