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Renovating a Bathroom Can Be Overwhelming: Here’s a Checklist to Get Started

Deciding to renovate your bathroom is both exciting and overwhelming. It being the smallest room in your house, you would imagine it would be the easiest to renovate, but there is actually a lot you need to make sure you do. Here is a checklist to help you get started on the process.

Take a Moment to Look Around Your Bathroom

Figure out what it is you want to change. Make two lists: one for “needs” and the other for “wants”. This will help you make sure you get everything done that you need to first. To make sure you stay on schedule and budget, worry about the wants last. This can also be a good time to figure out what style bathroom you would like to have.

Budget

Depending on how much money you are willing and able to spend, you need to make sure you stay within a budget that works for you. Set a limit and stick to it. Make sure all the needs are met first, and then if you have money left over, go ahead and include some of your wants.

DIY or Hire Someone?

 Figure out if you can do this yourself. Make sure you have the time, energy, and the skills. Mistakes in the bathroom can be costly, so it might be advisable to call on a Bathroom Renovator to help you. This will ensure you get the job done accurately and on time.

Cabinet Space

 Make the most of the space in your bathroom. If you can expand your storage space, and make it so that your guests do not see where you keep all your tools and products, this will help to make your bathroom more relaxing. Clutter can be stressful.

Floors

 If you are going to redo your floors, figure out what type of floor will be able to endure water, heat, and humidity. Your bathroom can be a very wet place. You want to make sure the type of floor you decide to install can withstand all the moisture.

Lighting

If you can get a lot of natural light into your bathroom, this will help it to be a very relaxing place for you to spend time when getting ready for your day. You should also make sure the light fixtures you decide on are practical and provide adequate light. The bathroom can be dangerous without it. Putting a light in the shower might also be a good idea if it is within your budget.

Ventilation

Ventilation is a very important feature of a bathroom. It not only helps to prevent the bathroom from being damp and smelly but having good ventilation can also be good for your health. If you do not already have a good ventilation system, this may be a time to call upon a professional as it can be a big job.

Plumbing

Plumbing is probably the most important part of a bathroom. It is best to make sure this part of the project is done properly, or it can really do some damage to your house. You can also look into making your water usage environmentally friendly.

Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your house. It is only natural to want it to be a comfortable and relaxing place. It is also important to make sure it is a practical and attractive room as guests will usually use it at least once while they are over. Make sure your take your time in planning your bathroom renovation, and do it right the first time to avoid costly mistakes.

 

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