Know the cost of remodeling a bathroom
It is not necessary to remove the current bathroom fixtures. You can change your existing shower or tub into a different one at less than half the cost of installing an entirely new bathroom. The labor involved in this project would depend on whether you want a wholly remodeled look or just a better-functioning bathroom that looks like it was built from scratch.
Know what you are getting into before deciding to remodel as opposed to installing new fixtures; use standard building practices instead of Green practices; hire someone else for the job, versus doing it yourself.
Find out what smart appliances you need in your new bathroom
Using smart appliances to help with the renovation process can save you time and energy. If your home has a small space for your bathroom, it is crucial that you plan so that you won’t have problems adding things and using them. Make sure that all of the new items will fit in before buying them.
You can check this by measuring the dimensions given in product descriptions or doing trial measurements. Take pictures to show what your design looks like so far. This also helps out if something goes wrong during the construction process; you already know how it should look and where everything would go according to how big and where each item is.
Make sure that the smart appliances will work with your home’s current electrical system.
For a more specialized task like replacing your tub with a shower, talk to experts and get their input on what they feel would work best for you given your home’s design.
Make sure that the smart appliances are compatible with each other. Two or more smart appliances may come in handy, but only if they can work together rather than compete against one another.
Determine if your bathroom has enough space for all the new smart appliances, and make adjustments to accommodate them as needed.
Consider what smart appliances can do for your bathroom to make it more efficient and pleasing. You may want a smart toilet, for example, that can control water temperature, monitor flushing force, and flush automatically. Or you might want a smart sink faucet that has Bluetooth capabilities.
Install any new smart appliances by the manufacturer’s instructions, keeping in mind that some new devices may require retrofitting to existing plumbing or electricity wiring installations. Retrofitting typically requires a licensed plumber or electrician, so be prepared to spend additional money beyond what was needed for the original appliance purchase.
Consider how much storage you want in your new bathroom and plan accordingly.
If your bathroom is small, you may want to opt for built-in storage cabinets or shelves. You can give yourself more cabinet and shelf space in a large bathroom by opting for wall-mounted units that free up floor space for other uses.
To add more natural light to your new bathroom, install skylights just above the shower or tub area; You’ll have better illumination than with lamps, plus it will make the bathroom feel larger.
Choose between installing a fully installed or semi-installed appliance package.
Choose your bathroom to remodel contractor carefully. A good remodeler will take care of permits, drawings, financing if needed and have an established network of subcontractors for plumbing, electricity, and tile work to ensure that your project runs smoothly and meets code specifications. It’s also essential to find one who works with budgets you can afford.
Hire a designer if you don’t know where to start. A professional can help you choose the suitable materials for your new bathroom, work with engineers and translate their drawings into installation plans for contractors, or even do the remodeling herself if she has her sub-contractors. For more information on remodeling bathrooms, contact H&A My Design.