A bathroom renovation can ensure it be both functional and aesthetically pleasant. After all, a bathroom is one of the most frequently used spaces in your house. If your bathroom looks dated, you should consider updating it with a new look. Doing so will likely increase the resale value of your house. In any case, here are five factors to consider before you begin your bathroom renovation.

1. Shower or tub?

Before you gut your bathroom, think twice about the amount of space your household uses to bathe. If you primarily have adults in your home, perhaps consider a large, luxurious shower. If you have children, a large tub for bath time might be in order. It’s important to think about which one you want to invest in before you get started.

2. Long-term accommodations

If you intend to live in your current home for many years to come, consider features that could come in handy, such as built-in shower seating. Railings can also be helpful for your loved ones once you get older. Until then, they can act as decorative towel holders.

3. Budget

Depending on the size of your budget, it may not be wise to splurge on custom tiling or luxurious fixtures in your renovated bathroom. Take labor costs into account and do the math before making final decisions. This will help you avoid any big financial headaches once the project is under way.

4. Unexpected problems

If you haven’t lived in your house for a long time or you’re unaware of its history, expect the unexpected. Depending on your home’s age and what its previous owners might have done, you could run into issues during the renovation process. Whether it’s old piping or mold, you need to account for problems that could pop up once you start the project. Set aside a little extra time and money in your budget as a contingency. 

5. Storage

Storage is something that is commonly overlooked in bathrooms, but it’s necessary for keeping clutter at bay. If you have multiple people living in your home (especially kids), you’ll want to take storage into account when you’re renovating your bathroom. Think built-in cabinets and shelves to hold extra towels and cleaning supplies.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Bathroom Renovation was last modified: August 12th, 2019 by Krystle Vermes
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Zequek Estrada
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Zequek Estrada

I think you make a good point about taking into account how long you’re planning to live in your home. That could probably save a lot of money if you don’t plan on staying long. I’d imagine that hiring a skip bin would be a good idea for holding all the debris that comes with renovating any part of your house.

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I agree with you that you should keep in mind some accommodations you may need to make for future times when renovating your bathroom. This can also help you commit to getting a more durable and lasting renovation. It’s important that you have a design you are happy with and that will last a long time so you can get your money’s worth.

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Most of us search for ideas before undertaking their bathroom renovation. If the room does not require any repair and maintenance work, you can directly jump to its interior decoration. Countertop, sink, shower and bathtub must be in your wish list. You should invest in such products which can increase the worth of the suite. You can ask your contractor whether it has plans to make the room more beautiful. But you have to care about the cost of each item as there must be a budget limit.

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Penelope Smith
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Penelope Smith

My parents are thinking about doing a bathroom renovation in their master bathroom this summer. So, I like that you explained that it would be smart for them to consider getting rid of the bathtub and use the space for a really luxurious shower. Since all of their kids are adults now that would be a thing they could do.

Amy Winters
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Amy Winters

Thanks for suggesting that we consider accommodations for loved ones who are getting older. My husband and I are planning a remodel of our entire ground floor. Now that you mention it, it’s likely that my mother-in-law will be living with us within 4 or 5 years. I’ll definitely talk with my husband about putting some extra railings in the ground floor bathroom!

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I loved when you mentioned how you should consider the size of your budget when renovating. It is important to remember that doing this can help you avoid debt. We need to increase the value of our home before selling it, so we might renovate parts of it.

Michael Lee
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My wife and I are planning to renovate our bathroom next month so that we have a more modern bathroom. We want to increase the storage space by adding a medicine cabinet. I agree that having a shower is only a great option if you have almost all adults or older children.

Amy Winters
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Amy Winters

I like your suggestion to consider long-term accommodations like a built-in shower seat if we plan on living in our home as we get older. My husband and I want to have our bathroom remodeled to a more modern style. We plan on living in this house for the rest of our lives, so thinking about long-term accommodations now will definitely save us some hassle in the future!