If your bathroom is looking outdated or not functioning right anymore, it may be time to consider a complete bathroom remodel. Once you’ve made the decision to remodel, it is important to know what steps are involved in the planning process so that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Here’s some advice from Archway on planning your bathroom remodel:
Step 1: Find Your Inspiration
A bathroom can be designed to fit any style that you love. Design inspiration can be taken from anywhere, whether it’s your favorite color, your favorite vacation spot, or simply something you saw online or in a magazine. The job of a bathroom designer is to make sure to use the things that inspire you and translate them into your space. It doesn’t matter if your bathroom is big or small, inspiration can be implemented in any sized space. Some of our favorite places to find bathroom design inspirations are Pinterest, Twitter, remodeling blogs, magazines, and our vendors and suppliers (i.e. Kohler, Grohe, Duravit).
Step 2: Plan Your Space
Functionality is one of the most important elements when it comes to planning your new bathroom design. The layout of your bathroom should work well for you and other members of your household (not to mention guests), so thinking about how you can change the space around to fit your needs is a great way to plan the remodel. The placement of things like toilets, showers, vanities, and doors can be easy to change unless it requires plumbing adjustments, which is something that your designer will be able to help figure out.
Step 3: Choose Your Materials
Another important element of a bathroom remodel is the materials – this means everything from the floor to the tile to the vanity cabinet and shower door. Choosing materials can be quite overwhelming for the homeowner, but your designer can help you choose the best materials for your style, needs, and budget. Before you start the remodeling process, do a little research on materials and start picking out the styles and colors that interest you, so you can be prepared to let your designer know what you like and dislike.
Step 4: Consider Water-Saving Options
Water-saving options are another element of a bathroom redesign that many people don’t consider. There are many types of faucets, toilets, shower heads, etc. that not only look great but can help save money on your water bills, so while you are changing your appliances, think about the options you have when it comes to saving water. Your designer will be able to point out what types of water-saving appliances and materials will work best with your new design.
Step 5: Hire a Remodeler
We don’t recommend that you attempt a full bathroom remodel by yourself because of the many things that could go wrong. Our designers are highly-skilled in bathroom remodeling and our contractors adhere to the highest standards of installation and functionality. Choosing us or a remodeling company like us in your area means that the job gets done right the first time, without having to worry about redoing the job in a couple of years.
If you are ready to begin planning your bathroom remodel the Chicagoland area, please give us a call today for a free design consultation! We are here to help you get the bathroom of your dreams!