Planning a Bathroom Remodel

If you decide to sell your home, a bathroom remodel can be one of the few in your home that will be the most cost effective. Experts within real estate have stated that bathroom remodeling can allow a homeowner to recoup as much as 80 percent of the cost. Therefore, it may be a good idea to remodel your bathroom if you motive and the budget.


Evaluating the Space

The first initial step in bathroom remodeling is space evaluation. Do you need to enhance any of the bathroom aspects? Did you want to renovate with a major renovation, or just change the look with new fixtures or mirrors? These questions are essential on developing your vision for your bathroom remodel.



Comparing your neighbor’s bathroom with yours can be essential if you become interested in selling your home in the future. For example, if you know that most of your neighbors have a single bathroom in their homes, then you know that you can improve your resale value by adding a bathroom.


Creating a Budget

Even though bathroom remodeling is expensive, it is important to get quality materials and workmanship. If you buy a cheap fixture, it will fall apart in a few short years and eventually cost more than a more expensive fixture that will hold for years to come.

If you have a limited budget, you can combine remolding & refinishing or only change a few small things. Believe it or not, replacing your toilet bowl or changing a few small lighting fixtures can change the entire feel of the room.

It is always wise to consider that the bathroom remodel will cost more than you set out for. There will always be some inevitable unexpected issues when working in bathroom. There fore, you should add around 10 percent to compensate for those costs. Any seasoned or professional bathroom contractor are aware of the many hidden problems such as out of code plumbing or unsafe wiring that can arise.


Decide What You Want and Hire a Professional

After the budget is worked out, you should window shop to get an idea of the materials that you want for the project. A good place to get some ideas would be a showroom. However, the materials are only a portion of the cost. You need to hire a professional to do the majority of the remodeling. They will inform you if you are within code, help changes stay within budget, and assist you in your vision of your dream bathroom.