Most often when people are on a mission to remodel their bathroom they immediately jump into demolishing it and taking it apart without consideration or planning of any kind. Then the entire family suffers as they have one less bathroom to use and if no planning was put into place,
it prolongs the amount of time being without a bathroom. Thus, before you are thinking of remodeling your bathroom, think about some of the following things before you take a crowbar and hammer in your hands and do it yourself. If nothing else, thinking it through will at least save you a lot of money.
Whether you are considering a complete demolition or simply remodeling your shower, understanding your available space is important to complete a successful project. Many times when we have an idea in our mind or a product or style we would like to incorporate, it may not match our available space,
however we tell ourselves it will. Working with limited space is difficult thus getting the most out of every inch of space is a goal of every homeowner. However, crunching space is a bad idea, thus when remodeling, it is important to have space and even create more space if needed. Don’t clutter your bathroom, just work efficiently with dead space.
Cost, Time and Effort
Most people don’t really understand or even take the time to realize how much time, money, and effort it will take to remodel a bathroom. Are you going to be taking it upon yourself to do all the labor or are you hiring someone? This is the first thing that should be answered before making your final decisions.
Are you remodeling your entire bathroom or just a specific area? There are many questions that should be answered in order to develop a thorough understanding of all that will need to be put into this process. Detailed fixtures such as a low flow shower head may be an option, although they may be costly, they also help to keep your energy bills low.
As with anything, considering the long term payoff rather than the money you spend now will lead you to a more favorable outcome.
Value of The House
Is your house worth the remodeling? This is a question many homeowners overlook when making decisions. Of course, as a homeowner, if you want to remodel solely for your own purpose, sometimes nothing can change your decisions, regardless of the value. However if you are remodeling to upgrade or re sell your home you can limit your remodeling process.
Determine the approach you should take and take a step back and think of what is really vital and essential for you to take action on. Instead of the whole bathroom it may just be the shower or the vanity. Think about whether the bathroom is one of the most important in your home. If you are thinking of selling, for example, is what you spend on a bathroom renovation going to add real value to the house?
In cases where it will, then go right ahead and get the work done.
Robert is head of sales at his local wholesale plumbing warehouse. They have begun to expand their product lines to include many energy saving items such as the most recent low flow shower head designs. Robert loves spending time outdoors in the summer and enjoys activities such as surfing and hiking.