Common Bathroom Remodeling Strategies
When it comes to the trades, no two craftspeople will execute on your vision in quite the same way, but there are best practices, methodologies, and emerging trends that can help guide their hands. Let’s begin with the actual remodeling process itself.
1. Make your plan and set your budget
Every in-home renovation starts with a vision. The remodeling process itself, however, begins with communication. The homeowner must be clear on what they want the space to look like and the level of utility they expect to have prior to any trades people swinging a hammer or setting drywall. This is the phase of the remodel where both design and budget need to be discussed and set before continuing.
2. Choose your ideal style(s)
Once the homeowner and contractor have set a direction for the remodel, it’s time for the homeowner to have some fun. This is the time to get creative (within reason) as you pick out flooring, a color scheme, appliances, and a vanity. Some of the latest trends include:
- Incorporating colorful and visually unique vanities
- A focus on modern shower upgrades
- Adding a modernized, high-efficiency toilet
- Upgrading the nuts and bolts, such as lighting, heated tiles, or improved ventilation
Once all the creative design choices are established, it’s time to rip and tear at the old infrastructure. Depending on the scope of your vision, this part may include the removal of old tiles, old bathroom appliances such as shower stall and toilet, or even the removal of walls to add additional space, where applicable.
4. Revitalize the electric and plumbing
Once the old infrastructure has been removed and discarded, it’s time to revitalize the nuts and bolts of the bathroom with an eye on both efficiency and safety. That means adjusting or adding any wires or plumbing necessary to modernize the bathroom while helping the customer save on utility bills.
5. Add drywall, paint, and tile
Once all the underlying systems have been updated, it’s time to begin rebuilding the room. This is the portion where our contractor will set up new drywall, retile the floor, and in some cases even paint the room for you.
6. Install new appliances
The final step in the process is installing your new sink, vanity, toilet, and bathtub/ shower. Aside from a few finishing touches at the end, installation serves to bookend the process.