Is your bathroom not functioning correctly? Maybe it is just outdated? If you’ve decided now is the time to remodel your bathroom, we can help. We are one of the most trusted teams for bathroom renovation in Eugene. After years of transforming bathrooms, we have put together this list of important things for you to consider before getting started with any remodeling project.
What is your budget?
Whether you have a budget in mind or not, we always recommend that you set a budget for every remodeling project. It will help you make decisions and prevent any project from going out of control. If you are not sure how much to estimate, consider that remodeling of a master bathroom can start at $15,000 in some cases.
The Must-haves & Nice-to-haves for your New Bathroom
The first step is evaluating what you need and what you would like to have in your new bathroom. Every building project comes with the need to make compromises, so knowing what is essential and what you can live without is an important place to start. If you are not sure how to make your list, take a look at websites, magazines and social media for inspiration. You might also need to think about whether you need to remodel the entire bathroom or only part of it. Once you have your list, put everything in order of priority.
There are a number of additional things that we always ask clients to think about as they plan their bathroom renovation:
- Is energy efficiency important to you?
- Does your bathroom need more ventilation?
- Do you need to improve drainage to avoid clogs and hair collecting in pipes?
- How important is it to you to have the pipes hidden?
- How important is it to you to gain more space and storage?
- Is it important to have mood lighting, such as dimmer switches?
- Do you need a shower or bath, or both?
- Do you need slip-proof flooring?
- What do you want this bathroom to do?
Ask yourself who uses this bathroom most of the time and for what purpose. This might sound funny, but, in reality, a bathroom can be a haven of relaxation for one person or a functional destination for another. Some people spend a lot of time in their bathroom, taking long baths, doing their hair and makeup, listening to music and so on. Others take a quick shower and are in and out in a flash. If you have young children in the family, this might also change what you need this bathroom to offer to make it kid-friendly. If you have several teenagers using the bathroom, it might be important to make it functional for multiple people to be in the bathroom at the same time, like having double sinks.