Planning


newly renovated bathroomWe have all been there at some point in our life. You know what we’re talking about, huddled around one sink, bumping elbows, trying to curl your hair, while the husband is trying to shave before work, and the kids are brushing their teeth for school. Your daughter is trying to put on makeup for boy she likes, and your teenage son has been holding it since he woke up! Sometimes, bathroom spaces are built dysfunctional. Sometimes they are perfect while we live alone in college. We even manage when our boyfriend moves in. But when we marry and first little one comes along it gets smaller and smaller and smaller.

Whichever the case is for you and your family, there is no reason to suffer. While the term “bathroom remodeling” is so scary that you may not dare utter it aloud, it is most certainly still in your thoughts. Don’t be scared – a bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be scary. Everyone deserves to have a relaxing retreat to go to and prepare for the day ahead. Or, relax when you come home from a long day at the office, soccer practice, and band practice! Whether you are considering a remodel for your master bath into a master 5 star luxury suite, or your family bathroom fit for one, into a multi user bathroom, it is possible!

The biggest fear that a homeowner has in beginning a bathroom remodeling is the dollar signs that immediately pop up. But with proper preparation, conceptualization, budgeting, and follow through, a bathroom remodel can be very affordable – and best of all can increase the value of your home in the event you decide to sell. In almost all cases, the bathroom remodel will pay for itself.

Get out your pencil and paper, your calculators, your rulers and your hard hat, we have a bathroom space to remodel, and we’re doing it right!

Getting Started Your Bathroom Remodeling Progect

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Any remodeling project can be scary. Especially when you are standing at the begging of the process, staring straight into the eyes of “where do I start?” Many people have hesitations on any remodel. Such questions as “will it improve the value of my home?” and “will I lose money?” immediately move to the front of your thoughts. Start Your Bathroom Remodeling Project Today

Seeking Inspiration for Remodeling Project

Seeking Inspiration

Ok, so maybe this bathroom remodel has been on your mind since moving in over ten years ago! …. Even if you already have some sort of vision in your mind, it is best to get that vision from your mind and on to paper. …. So where do go for quality inspiration? … Be creative and infuse your likes together to create one harmonious design plan. Seeking Inspiration for Remodeling Project

Can I Do The Work Myself?

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Can I Do The Work Myself?
OK. This is an incredibly loaded question. Can you do the work yourself? Of course! Anyone who wants to do all of the work absolutely can, and also have the benefit of stepping back and admiring not only a finished, beautiful, space, but a space that they themselves transformed. But there is certainly more to it than that.

Wants versus Needs and Your Remodeling Project

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So we all WANT a five star, hotel quality, high end, luxury bathroom spa. But we certainly don’t all NEED so much. Wants and needs must be addressed and not over looked. You must be fair to yourself and to your bank account and consider every “want” and every “need” to determine what “wants” make he cut, because most of us don’t have the budget to let every “want” on the list.

Assessing the Space

Bathroom Drawing

To remodel your bathroom space, either on your own, or with contractors, you need to fully understand it and have the ability to work with it on a smaller scale. You can simply say what you want and have it be so. Start by sketching it out roughly on a piece of paper. Include everything in this sketch. Start with the body of the room from a birds eye view… a floor plan.

When to Hire Help for Your Remodeling Progect

proffesional contractors

You should hire help, basically when you want or need to. You may choose to hire a contractor from the get go, and have them execute the entire plan. If you want to do most of the work, or all of the work yourself, you may still need professional help at certain points in the process. There are a few constructional phases that unless you have the time to dedicate to extensive research, you should consult a contractor or specialist. More Tips…

Budget

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The biggest problem with budgets is that we look at them as guide lines. How often do you hear that someone “went over there budget?” So much for budget then. Create your budget and treat it as such and you will be that much more appreciative and proud of your end result. More Tips…

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