You can instantly increase your home’s look and value by focusing on your bathrooms. Here are five things to consider if you’re thinking of remodeling one of the most critical rooms in your home.
- Determine your budget. Does your budget cover a complete remodel, including a new tub or shower, vanity, lighting, flooring, and the works? Or do you want to add modern touches while leaving the existing fixtures in place? A bathroom remodel can mean an entirely new look or just a few updated touches. Work with a contractor to determine what can be done in your bathroom and at what price point. A complete master bath remodel can cost anywhere between $10K-$15K, depending on the bathroom size, demolition, quality of fixtures and materials chosen, and the craftsmanship and experience of your contractor and team. A thorough estimate will detail the cost of every step.
- Select a color scheme. White or gray is clean, modern, and never goes out of style. You can add accent colors through tile borders, bathroom artwork, and vanity accessories. Work with your contractor to choose tile colors, vanities, a threshold, and fixtures to pull your color scheme together.
- Consider your tile selection. Our recent projects have featured oversized tiles on bathroom floors and walls, and the look is timeless and seamless. Large tiles make a small space look bigger and make a strong impact. A subway tile layout on walls and floors looks neat and fresh. Visit local tile stores for the best selection of tile sizes and materials. Ask your contractor for exact dimensions, as well as tile overage to cover breakage or color deformities. Don’t forget to ask about bullnose tiles and how much you’ll need to finish up the look.
- Choose your fixtures. A new vanity can really brighten up a bathroom, or painting an old vanity can bring a new light to the space. If your budget allows, spring for a new vanity and countertop in a color you love. Choose fixtures that match your shower, vanity and lighting. While silver/stainless has been the trend for more than a decade, we’ve seen a resurgence in gold and bronze-colored fixtures.
- Plan an alternate space. While your bathroom is undergoing remodeling, plan on using another bathroom in your home. Depending on the work being done and the size of the space, your bathroom may be out of commission for one day to three or more weeks. Your contractor can give you an estimate of how long it will take, but also consider that sometimes there’s a delay due to unforeseen challenges, for example, mold was found, plumbing is leaking, or your materials delivery was delayed. Follow your contractor’s instruction on when you can use your bathroom, ensuring it has time to dry and cure if needed.
Thinking of redoing your bathroom? Give me a call at 980-616-0914 and let me help with these five tips—and many more. We’ve designed and installed hundreds of bathrooms over the years for extremely satisfied clients. We can meet your budget and timeline, and explain every step along the way. Email me at MrTileNC@gmail.com, check out tileandhome.com or call/text me at 980-616-0914.