Next to renovating your kitchen, fixing up your bathroom is a very popular type of remodeling project for homeowners. It also is a terrific way to increase the value of your home. Whether your bathroom space is big or small, you want to make sure you put in a little planning prep before committing to the project. Here’ what you need to consider:
Decide on the Budget
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Decide on the User
You might need to add a bathroom in the home to reduce the “morning rush.” Most families “assign” bathrooms to family members. The bathroom used by the kids probably doesn’t need that soothing jacuzzi tub. However, the bathroom that you’re sharing with a spouse might benefit from double sinks and larger vanity. You’ll also want to think about showers vs. tubs. Showers get more use than bathtubs. If you already have one tub in the house, then you might not need two.
Decide on the Space
A typical bathroom in a home is around 40 square feet. That doesn’t provide a lot of maneuvering room. Is your goal to open up the bathroom and make more room? That might be feasible but it depends on the structure of your home. It could mean sacrificing some closet space in an adjoining room or knocking down a wall. Of course, any expansion is going to add to your budget.
Decide on the Fixtures
Your bathroom remodels will probably involve new fixtures. That’s easy to accommodate. What’s more of a challenge is if you want to move those fixtures. For instance, you might want to reposition the sink or toilet. It is totally feasible, but, again, this is one of those things that will cause the costs to go up.
Decide on Surviving
How much of a disruption will the bathroom remodel cause in your home? If you have more than one bathroom, then you could probably survive for the two to three weeks it would take to complete the project. If you only have one bathroom, then it might be a challenge. Perhaps you can schedule a vacation for the duration of the renovation.