Planning a Bathroom Renovation

Bathrooms are one of life’s necessities, but that doesn’t mean your bathroom can’t also be a place of spa-like relaxation. A well-designed and well-equipped bathroom can improve your daily routine and add exceptional value to your home.

Initial Stages

The first step is for a designer to meet the client on-site to discuss the project requirements as well as take general measurements of the space. This is a critical step in the design process as it allows the designer to understand the client’s vision and specifically the client’s requirements from a functional, design aesthetic and budget perspective.

The Design

  • Bathroom Vanities
    Your bathroom vanity needs to be placed properly and selected with an eye towards style and utility. If your vanity is outdated, broken, or is straining under constant use by too many residents, our bathroom vanity installation service can have a new model with more storage space or additional sinks installed and hooked up quickly, giving you more counter space or another sink when you need it.
  • Bathtub Conversion
    Tub-to-shower conversions are a fantastic bathroom renovation with great potential to transform your most personal space. Conversions can take an old tub and make the space into a glass shower, or upgrade to a shower/tub spa combo for better accessibility and functionality.
  • Bathroom Cabinets
    Install new elegant bathroom cabinets and other storage to compliment your décor and give you better access to towels and personal items while remodeling bathroom fixtures.
  • Flooring
    Unhappy with your current bathroom tile or other flooring? Clean out worn out flooring, and install new bathroom tile to give your space a brand new, high-durability look that will still be standing for years to come.
  • Lighting
    Bathrooms need to be one of the brightest spaces in your home, but sometimes when you’re out of bed in the middle of the night all that light can be jarring.

The conversation between client and designer continues with a focus on refining the design as well as identifying fixtures and fittings, from tiles to electrical appliances. This stage often requires site meetings with specific trades, such as electricians, plumbers and tillers, to establish the construction and trade costs associated with the project.

Through the consolidation process, the designer aims to not only sign off the design with the client, but also clarify all costs associated with the project, so that the costs of the project are as transparent as possible.

The designer will provide a final set of detailed drawings as well as an itemized, costed product selection sheet, which the client will sign to proceed with the project. Before the cabinetry is put in to production, a project manager, along with a cabinet maker, will do a final site measure and review of the plans.

Budget

Homeowners have many options when they consider the cost to remodel a bathroom which will depend on the style and quality of materials. The average bathroom remodel costs $15,000 but you can spend less between $3,500 and $10,000 to fix up the essentials in a small- to medium-sized bathroom. On the other end of the spectrum, you could spend $15,000 to more than $20,000 on a master bathroom remodel to turn it into an oasis. Most homeowners spend between $9,000 and $18,000.

A Sound Investment

Bathroom remodels provide some of the highest resale returns as a home improvement project. However, it is not by any means cheap, and it can take a long time to complete. Therefore it is essential to gather and plan your bathroom remodeling ideas ahead of time for the room and then find the right remodeling contractor for the job. Asking questions, setting realistic expectations, cost estimates and budgeting from the start can mean the difference between finding a contractor you trust and enjoy working with versus a long draw-out process which will leave you with headaches and not the result you wanted.