Does your bathroom need redesigning? Do you want to change the current look of your bathroom? Your bathroom redesign doesn’t to cost a lot of money. On the other hand, if you don’t know what you’re doing you could end up spending a lot for an unsuccessful redesign. Well, here are tips that can help you as you redesign your bathroom.
Assess your needs
The first step in redesigning your bathroom is to assess your needs. Decide what you want and what you do not want. Check around your current bathroom and determine what you want to keep. Assess what is wrong with the bathroom and how you can improve it.
Do you want to upgrade to a luxurious bathroom or you are just looking for something simple? Is it a guest bathroom, kids bathroom or a master bathroom? How many people will be using it? The answer to these questions will give you ideas of what you need to get for redesigning and what you will discard from the current bathroom.
Measure the space
If you intend to make big changes such as adding new furniture, or a bigger bathtub, you should measure the available space to ensure you buy items of the right size and that can fit.
If space is small and you have been picturing a large bathroom, you can consider other available space near the bathroom and if it can be used. For instance, you can get rid of a wall or reduce the space of another room.
Get bathroom ideas online
There are many bathroom design ideas that you can find online.Look bathroom design ideas on websites and on Pinterest and use them to inspire you to redesign your bathroom to your desired design. There are plenty of bathroom images and redesigning guides that can help you.
Collect as many ideas as you can. Note what you like or you don’t like about the images and then choose the style you prefer. Making the decision about the particular style may not be easy considering that you will be spending a lot of money to achieve the design and you will live with it for long. You should, therefore, take your time and evaluate all options before you settle on the style.
Have a layout
A layout has the measurements of the bathroom space and the sizes of the items such as the bathtubs, cabinets, vanities, faucets, mirrors, toilet and towel rails. The layout shows where each item will be placed. It is essential in redesigning since it helps in budgeting for the materials and other items.
Ensure that plans are in place for any electrical work, tile layout or elevations that will be done during the redesigning.
If it requires a lot of work, you may be required to hire a contractor especially if there are demolitions and rebuilding. Obtain estimates from different contractors and choose the one who will do the job within budget and on time.
Choose the fixtures and finishes
Now that your bathroom redesigning is almost complete, it is time to choose the finishes and fixtures. You can use the ideas you collected online to pick out the finishes. You will be required to choose the color of the wall; finishes for sinks, mirrors, counters, floor, bathtub, shower system and lighting.
Once you implement the ideas, your bathroom should be ready to use.