Steps for Remodeling Your Bathroom
Are you thinking about remodeling your bathroom? A bathroom renovation is an exciting task! But before you jump right in, review our easy to follow step-by-step plan below to make sure your bathroom remodel goes smoothly.
Step 1: Get inspired
The first step is to get inspired! Figure out what you’d like your new bathroom to look like. We recommend creating an inspiration board. Tear out pages of design magazines of colors or styles that you like. Print out pictures from your favorite Pinterest boards. We promise you will have a lot of fun with this part. (After all, remodeling your bathroom SHOULD be fun!) You can even have your hubby or friends join you for this part.
Step 2: Evaluate Your Space
The first thing you’ll need to do before you remodel your bathroom is to evaluate the space that you have. What exactly would you like to change about your current bathroom? Would you like to update small features like the paint colors, mirrors, lighting or fixtures, etc. or is this a major renovation that you have in mind? The answers to these questions will really help give you an idea of how extensive you’d like your bathroom remodel to be.
Step 3: Determine Your Budget
Setting a budget will help you make decisions about what to include in your bathroom remodel. Once you’ve figured out the total you can spend, you should count on spending about 2/3’s of your budget on labor and the rest on materials. Bathroom remodeling can add up, but it’s a worthwhile investment that adds to your resale value of your home! To give you a bench mark, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the average person will spend about $11,000 remodeling a bathroom.
Keep in mind, when considering your budget for a bathroom remodel, never skimp on the quality of materials and workmanship. Cheap fixtures that fall apart after two or three years may cost more in the long run than more expensive fixtures that are durable and hold up for a long time.
If your budget is very limited, you might want to only change a few features in the bathroom to start with. Even something as simple as replacing a tub or changing the paint color of your bathroom can make all the difference and make it feel like a new bathroom all together!
Step 4: Hire a Professional Bathroom Contractor
Now that you have your ideas in mind, your inspiration board is ready to go, and you’ve established a budget, the next step is to hire a bathroom remodeling company. A professional bathroom contractor can help you visualize your perfect bathroom and give you a quote within your budget.
Bathroom Remodeling in Upstate NY
At Atherton Painting & Renovations, we specialize in bathroom renovations throughout Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Malta, Bolting Landing and surrounding regions in Upstate NY. As an award-winning bathroom remodeling company, we are proud to be a recipient of the Super Services Award from Angie’s List again for the third year in a row! Don’t take our word for it, see what our customers have to say about our bathroom remodeling services.
Atherton Painting & Renovations is your local choice for experienced and professional bathroom makeovers. You’ll always receive the highest level of service, from the initial estimate to the final product! Request a Free Quote today!