By Platinum Team May 31, 2014

Three Essential Bathroom Remodeling Tips

Everyone wants a luxurious bathroom that not only meets their needs but is aesthetically pleasing. Also, it’s important that your dream bathroom matches your design sensibilities as well.  If your bathroom does not quite match that description, you may need to consider a bathroom remodel.  Whether you like a more traditional style or want to create a modern retreat, when remodeling, your dreams for your bathroom can become a reality.  When undertaking a bathroom remodel, or any remodel for that matter, there are some tips to follow that will help streamline your remodel, make it less stressful, and help you ensure that you get the results that you want. The first, and probably most important tip in any remodel project, is to set and stick to a budget.  Do research about the types of goals you want to accomplish in your bathroom remodel and plan ahead for the costs associated with them.  Be realistic about costs and give yourself some breathing room in your budget if possible in case any surprise costs may arise.  Your budget will influence what materials and fixtures you choose and play the most important role in your remodel project. The second tip is to plan for your realistic needs.   Think about what will suit your cleaning needs when choosing materials and think about how much storage you will need.  You may love the look of pedestal sinks but if you do not have any other storage in your bathroom, you may find yourself wondering where to keep your toothpaste and deodorant.  Plan to remodel your bathroom to not only be stylish, but also to fit your lifestyle and needs. The third tip is to DIY (Do It Yourself) where you can but know when to hire a professional.  TV shows may make it look simple to DIY just about anything but, it is important to know what you are doing when attempting to DIY a bathroom remodel.  While you certainly could save a significant amount of money if you do the bathroom remodel yourself, it will be far more costly if something goes awry.  Calling a contractor to fix a problem that you created, paying for additional materials, and any repairs will be much more expensive than if you were to have hired a professional in the first place.  If you have the knowledge and skills necessary to do a bathroom remodel yourself, great!  But, if you feel that it would go more smoothly in the hands of a professional, hire an experienced and knowledgeable contractor who can make your bathroom dreams a reality.  When you follow these three basic tips before beginning your bathroom remodel, you can rest assured that many potential headaches have been avoided and that you will soon have the bathroom that you have always wanted.]]>