Are you looking to create your own personal oasis in your home? Rainfall showers, luxurious tiled walls, deep standalone bathtubs--the possibilities are almost endless. But every bathroom remodel has certain steps that must be followed if the job is going to be done correctly. See below:
1. Create a list of your must-haves and must-have-nots
If you are envisioning a bathroom remodel, you've most likely identified two things:
Before getting into the plans for the space, make a concrete list of the things you dislike--outdated wall colors, poor flooring choices, no countertop space. Then, identify your must-haves. Have you always dreamt of a clawfoot tub? Are you ready for bright, natural lighting? Write down what you absolutely must have.
These two lists will drive your entire remodel plan!
2. Determine your ideal theme and color scheme.
Now that you have you're must-haves, identify the theme (modern, classic, avante gard!?) and color palette that will complement the design and layout of your home. You can match your home's existing style, or go a bit over the top and make this room the peaceful and luxurious oasis you have always dreamt of!
3. Contract with a professional, if necessary.
Many DIYers feel comfortable taking on a bathroom remodel with the assistance of YouTube or other online research. For simple jobs like bathroom repaints or faucet installation, we at Alamo Handyman encourage you to do so! DIY jobs are affordable and gratifying--you have the satisfaction of completing a job on your own!
However, for anything that requires system remodel or replacement, wall removal, or flooring changes, a professional handyman is essential. Bathrooms are damp, sensitive, and integral areas of your home. One mistake can create a situation with a busted pipe, mold infestation, and other costly damages. Assess the work you want done, and call a handyman for a free work estimate before picking up your hammer!
4. Pick out your accent installations
Whether you are doing the job yourself or hiring a handyman, now is the time for details! Set your price point and then pick faucets and cabinet colors that match your new restroom theme and color choice. This is also a time to think about lighting fixtures and mirrors.
5. Installation & work completion
Bathroom remodels can take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks...or even longer for especially large jobs. If you are working with a handyman, sit back and enjoy speedy and professional work. If you are taking the initiative to do the job yourself, follow all provided instructions and stick to a hard timeline you have established. Too often, DIY jobs can go off schedule, and you may end up with a half-completed job!
Once the installation and construction pieces are complete, now comes the fun part--decor! Pick out accent pieces that can hang on the walls or serve as functional pieces, like decorative towel holders or additional mirrors with back lighting. Look to Pinterest and other sites for innovative options.
Now that you've gone through the entire process, it's time to sit back and take in your own personal haven. Run a bath, light some candles, and enjoy the space that you have crafted for you and your family.
Are you ready to begin your bathroom renovation journey? Contact Alamo Handyman today at (210) 684-8500 for your free bathroom remodel quote.