6 Questions to Ask Before a Bathroom Remodeling Project

6 Questions to Ask Before a Bathroom Remodeling Project 2 Sebring Services

Most people have no trouble imagining what would be in their dream bathroom–and it’s different for everyone. Some people have a vision of the entire bathroom, while others simply know what feature they’d like to add, but everyone can think of at least one thing that they’d love to have in their bathroom.

Bathroom remodeling is the perfect opportunity to change it up and create at least a portion of that dream–but there are a few questions you’ll want to ask before you get started.

How Much Space Do You Have to Work With?

Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them have enough room for you to give your creativity free rein, while others have only enough space for the bathroom necessities. Before you start thinking about your dream bathroom, take a minute to look at the space that you actually have to work with. This will prevent the potential for costly mistakes down the line.

How Much Storage Do You Need?

6 Questions to Ask Before a Bathroom Remodeling Project 3 Sebring ServicesIf you have plenty of storage outside your bathroom, you don’t have to worry about cabinets and shelves–though you will want to make sure that you have plenty of room for all of your toiletries. On the other hand, if you don’t have a big enough linen closet to hold your extra towels, toilet paper, and other bathroom necessities, you’ll want to make sure that there’s plenty of storage room built into your bathroom. There are several ways to do this that don’t take up space that you’d rather be using for other things, including shelves and tower cabinets, but it’s definitely something that you should consider as you’re designing your dream bathroom.

Shower, Tub, or Both?

While some bathrooms have plenty of room for a huge tub and a stand-alone shower, others only have the space for one. Which one you choose will depend on your needs. Many individuals with mobility impairments prefer to have a walk-in shower, while people who appreciate a good soak in a tub might not want a shower at all. The shower or tub will take up more space in your bathroom than any other fixture, so you’ll end up designing a lot of your space around it. That means that you should be clear on your preferences ahead of time. Be realistic when making this decision. If you really prefer baths to showers but find that much of the time, you’re hurrying through your bathing routine in the shower, you might need that shower more than you think. If you have small children, on the other hand, giving up the bathtub altogether probably isn’t a wise decision.

6 Questions to Ask Before a Bathroom Remodeling ProjectHow is the Room Shaped?

Sometimes, bathrooms are constructed around other areas of the house or given a strange shape to make room for pipes. You’ll have to work around the room’s shape when making decisions for your bathroom’s design.

What Features Are Most Important to You?

Whether you have a limited budget or a limited amount of space, there will come a time when you have to make decisions about what you “have” to keep and what you’re willing to let go. If you’re desperate for a luxury shower, that might be the primary focus of your renovation.

Need a Seat in Your Shower?

Building it in might mean that you decide to give up a bathtub. The amount of water pressure you like in your shower will determine what fixtures are appropriate within it. If you’re designing a bathroom for your children to share, two different sinks might be an ideal way to put an end to bedtime bickering. Decide ahead of time what features are most important so that it will be easier to make decisions about what you really need.

Need some help designing or constructing that perfect bathroom? Contact us to see how we can help.

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6 Comments

  1. Logan Brown August 6, 2016 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Breaking down the bathroom remodeling process in to six simple and easy to remember steps in a great idea! I love referencing back to this article again and again to make sure i’m getting everything right!

  2. Jade Brunet March 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Finding which features are most important to you is a smart thing to do when it comes to a bathroom renovation. I like what was said about how a luxury shower could be the primary focus of your renovation. My sister recently had her bathroom remodeled and was happy to inform me that her contractor was efficient and provided quality work.

  3. Sam Li November 17, 2017 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I couldn’t agree more with what you said about how you should think of what features you want to see in your bathroom and decide which to let go. My mother is interested in renovating our bathroom. We don’t have a spacious bathroom, so we want to make sure that what we have in it are the features that we really wish to see. There are a couple of cabinets in our bathroom which I don’t think are all needed. I will make sure to share your blog with my mom so she can decide what’s best for the bathroom.

  4. Austin Springer December 14, 2017 at 5:13 am - Reply

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  5. Latoya Anderson February 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    My most favorite part of your article is when you talked about how you must consider determining the features of your bathroom that you want to keep and what you’re willing to let go. I don’t have a spacious bathroom, and I’m looking to do some changes on it to make it look bigger. My goal is to make sure that my bathroom will appear bigger. Since I have a lot of things in my bathroom, it will make sense for me to determine what I should let go. At this time, I’m totally clueless how I can achieve what I want, so I will make sure to contact a professional for help.

  6. Adam March 13, 2018 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Sweet post! Great info. I love reading about renovations and giving homeowners ideas to renovate their home. Good stuff thanks!

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