When you’re ready to get started with a bathroom remodeling job, there’s a lot of things to consider. You’ll have to figure out what your budget is, sure, but beyond simple money considerations, you’ll have to make a lot of decisions about what you want done and how to prioritize. Bathroom Pros is proud to be an expert bathroom remodeler, and we’ve helped a number of clients figure out how best to remodeler their bathrooms so that everyone is happy. After all, if you want a new shower, but someone else in your family wants a bathtub, how do you decide what to do? What about colors and patterns, or what accessories to install? What if you want a whole different layout?
When you’re getting started on bathroom remodeling, these are the top things to consider with your contractor.
What Do You and Your Family Need?
Beyond budget, this is probably the biggest thing to consider. If you have small children, for instance, a bathtub can make life a little easier at bathtime, but if no one in your family likes taking baths, installing a shower can save you time with cleaning. If you enjoy taking baths but the bathtub isn’t safe for everyone, consider installing an ADA-compliant replacement tub with built-in seating and walk-in options so that your loved ones don’t have to step over a traditional high-wall tub.
Prioritize What You Need Most
When you remodel your bathroom, chances are you’ll make at least some concessions when it comes to design and products you choose. Whether that’s picking a different color tile than you initially thought because your spouse hates your first choice, or choosing a different kind of tub because your top choice won’t fit properly, it’s important to prioritize what your top “wants” are for the remodel. This way, your contractor can work hard to meet your top demands–for instance, a bath replacement. If you really want to replace your shower with a bathtub, design can often be reworked to allow for a larger bathing space, particularly if your shower is a small shower stall.
By prioritizing what you want most from your bathroom remodel, you’ll be able to let go of certain ideas a lot more easily if they don’t fit into the budget. This way, you’ll know you’re already getting your top picks, so the less important things won’t matter as much.
Determine Your Exact Budget and Timeline Needs
Once you figure out what you want and what you want MOST, you’ll need to determine your exact budget and when/how long you want the remodel to take place. Finding a reliable contractor is part of this—often, contractors promise a certain timeline and budget, only to take longer and spend more than they said they would. When you find a reliable bathroom remodeler, though, you’ll be able to convey the exact amount you want to spend and when you expect things to be finished, and you’ll be able to trust that your contractor can meet those needs. Whether you have guests coming in from out of town, or you’re updating the bathroom so that you can sell your home for more money, it’s important to meet deadlines. At Bathroom Pros, we work hard to stay on budget and on timeline, and we’ll work with you to ensure you’re totally satisfied with the work.
When you’re ready to start planning your bathroom remodeling project, give us a call.