Remodeling your bathroom is one of the most cost effective ways to increase the value of your home. It can also go a long way toward improving the quality of your life and satisfaction in your home.A�
A lot of people understandably find the idea of undertaking a bathroom remodel a bit intimidating. Thata��s why we brought in Jaime Dorobek to help put you at ease by sharing what she learned doing her own bathroom renovation. Jamie and her husband are pretty fearless DIYers. You can read all about Jamiea��s experiences in creating things on her blog C.R.A.F.T. (Create Really Awesome Free Stuff). Yet, even Jamie didna��t think of everything before getting the bathroom remodeling underway.
Jamie learned a lot, and shea��s here with practical advice that comes from real-life experience. A�
Youa��ve made the decision to remodel your bathroom, now what?
Plan, plan, and plan some more my friend!
Starting a bathroom remodel is scary, exciting, and nerve racking, but it is all worth it in the end! And a well thought out (but, flexible) plan will keep things moving and ensure that you are always one step ahead of the game.
Here are nine tips and tricks I wish I would have known before we started our bathroom remodel adventure.
Just for fun, here is a quick before and after our master bathroom renovation. It was a major remodel (see tons of before pictures on my blog).
When does this project have to be finished by? Do you have another bathroom in your home to use or are you staying with a friend? I was pregnantA�when we did this bathroom project. So, baby wasA�theA�ultimate deadline. That gave us eight weeks for our bathroom remodel. This is important to fully think out so that you canA�decide what parts of the remodeling project you can realistically DIY and what parts you should hire out.
New tiling? Lighting? Fixtures? Moving walls? Cabinets? Are adding another sink? A stand alone shower? For us, the only thing we saved was the toilet. We did a ton of demolition and even moved a wall back 6 inches to make room for a stand alone shower. This list will come in handy for the budget. (We used Delta Dryden faucets and fixturesA�and Kohler Caxton under mount sinks)
Start a bathroom remodel Pinterest board and collect ideas that you love. Herea��s my bathroom Pinterest board. Do you want a drop-in tub? Do you love subway tile? Grout color? Different grout color for walls and floor? What about vanity lights? Stare at tons of pictures and really think about exactly what you love about that image.
Also realize things come up in bathroom remodels, so give yourself some wiggle room.
Do you need someone to move plumbing? Add lighting? Do you feel comfortable tiling yourself? Countertops? Glass enclosure for the shower?
The Home Depot has a service called Red Beacon that is a great place to start for finding contractors to help you with your remodel. Ita��s a simple process that you can do online and get immediate responses and schedule folks to give you free bids. There are other free services that provide customer comments on various contractors, which can help you decide on who to hire too.
Here are more details on our internal dilemma of DIY vs. hiring help.
We used mostly in stock products at our local The Home Depot, but we did have to special order our sink, tub, and shower faucets, which held up the installation a few days. Also, counters and glass shower enclosures take time to order and install.
As long as you are thinking ahead, special orders are no big deal, and you can usually even ship them directly to your house for free from HomeDepot.com!
Where do you want outlets? Where do you need lights? How high do you want the lights? Will you have one three- light wall sconce or two two- light sconces? One or two mirrors? Where do the light switches go? Where will towel bars hang? Cabinet hardware? Do you want a built in shower and/or bathtub shelf?
Ita��s nice to be able to tell the electrician and plumber ahead of time exactly where you want these things to go. (We decided to install electrical outlets on either side of the long mirror.)
Go to your local Home Depot store and look at the materials in person. Keep your Pinterest inspiration pictures in mind, and take pictures on your phone of what you like in the store.Include prices in the pictures for easy reference later.
Also, remember things like: smaller tiles equals more grout, which equals a less slippery floor, which was a huge decision maker for our floor tile choice.
More on how and what fixtures and tile we choose here.
Everything is going to be A-OK, I promise. In the end youa��re going to have a brand spankina�� new bathroom to enjoy and admire for as long as you live in your house!
If youa��re thinking about starting a bathroom remodel project, do it! It will be awesome.
If youa��ve already made the decision to remodel, congrats! Now, plan, plan, plan! You will love the finished product!
If youa��ve recently completed a bathroom remodel, high five, friend! Take a bubble bath and enjoy!
Jaime Dorobek lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Andy and their adorable baby Max. Read Jamiea��s practical advice on basically everything from babies to making stuff on her blogA�C.R.A.F.T.A�
Red Beacon is The Home Depota��s online service to find a qualified contractor to handle your home improvement projects. Browse The Home Depota��s Bath Department for everything you need for your next bathroom remodel or upgrade.
And follow our Bathroom Design Ideas board on Pinterest for bathroom remodeling inspiration and ideas.A�
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