If you want to feel like a pro by doing your own bathroom remodel, we applaud you for your spunk and with all of the helpful information available — now is the best time to do it! We know you watch all of the hottest DIY shows but how do you plan out the bathroom remodel and do your own work?
Continue reading this article to learn how to remodel bathrooms that will take people’s breath away.
The 411 on How to Remodel Bathrooms
As you’re looking for the best bathroom ideas, you need to figure out how to put your own spin on it so you love it. First, let’s go over a few things you need to consider before you get started.
What’s Your Goal With the Bathroom Remodel?
Before you work on any of your remodel plans, you need to let yourself go all out dreaming. Don’t think about how much money anything is going to cost or what you’re able to do.
Do you want a bathroom that is Instagram ready? Maybe you want it to be more functional? Knowing your goal and what things you wish you could do when you’re upgrading your bathroom will allow you to get started on your plan. Write down your wishlist on paper and draw things out to see how it feels when you get them laid out.
As you see things drawn out on paper, make sure you draw in pencil so you can change things up as you see fit. Get all of your indecision out before you start the project. You might be surprised that you can get many of the things on your wishlist without going over your personal abilities.
Do Your Research
After you’ve been brainstorming and dreaming, it’s time to do some research. YouTube is a great place to start seeing what resources are out there to teach you how to work on your DIY project. You can often learn everything you need to know straight from videos online. If you still need more instructions, there are often short courses online that can show you how to do the project you’re working on like a pro. See where you can get the information you need and then move on to see if it fits into your budget.
Set Your Budget
Bathroom remodel budgets can get a little out of control if you’re not careful. Look at each of your projects and make sure to project how much each of them is going to cost — but go high. If you notice that one of your projects for the bathroom is sucking up much of the budget, you need to decide whether it is worth the money or not. Whatever you do — stay on budget so your new bathroom doesn’t stress you out with unnecessary debt.
Hide the Toilet
One of the biggest tips you can take away is hiding the toilet in your bathroom. You don’t want the toilet to be the first thing people see when they open the bathroom door. Get creative with how you hide the toilet. The toilet doesn’t have to be behind another door. You can put a vanity or towel storage in the way to block the view of the toilet.
Many people leave their bathroom doors open and you don’t want people to see your toilet when they’re walking by if they’ve come to visit you. While they might use the bathroom while they’re there, you don’t want that to be one of the first things they see.
Plan the Lighting
With a bathroom that is big or small, you should plan out the lighting so it makes the room look bright and open. Just because the bathroom is where you do your business — it doesn’t have to look like it. Put light fixtures on the wall and under the mirrors to make the space look more luxurious.
Go from Tub to Shower
If you have a bathtub in your bathroom, you can transition it to a shower for a fancy upgrade. Going from tub to shower isn’t so difficult and unless you enjoy long soaks in the tub, most people are more than happy to give up the shower.
Put Your Money Into a Few High-End Upgrades
Since bathrooms are usually smaller spaces than say a living room or a bedroom, this is a good place to really pack a punch with high-end upgrades. Adding a high-end tile to the bathroom can make the whole room look like it is part of a luxury resort and it doesn’t have to eat up your whole bathroom remodel budget. Fixing up your bathroom shower with glass doors and beautiful tile is one of the fastest ways to draw people into the beauty of your remodel. Choose your favorite tile and go to town.
Upgrade the Wiring
The other things we’ve talked about are all cosmetic but upgrading the wiring is an important part of remodeling your bathroom. If your home has 15-amp wiring, you should upgrade it to a dedicated 20-amp circuit. Make sure you have plenty of outlets for all of the accessories that you use and it will make your life much easier.
Become Your Own Handyman
Now that you know how to remodel bathrooms, you’re likely inspired to do other projects. We have many articles that can help you do your own work on your home so don’t miss out. Navigate to your favorite part of our site, drop a bookmark and come back later for more great reads.