It’s finally time. After years of saving, dreaming, and planning, you’re ready to build your perfect bathroom. While you get lost in the fantasies of the new lighting, upgraded shower, and gorgeous flooring that you’ll install, it is easy to overlook the complicated logistics waiting for you. How much will the project really cost? What is a realistic timeline? How long will it take me to source all my materials? Where should I even begin?
Everyone deserves to have a bathroom they love, without the frustrations that can accompany a home remodeling project. Here are five ways to take the headaches and setbacks out of bathroom remodeling.
Tip #1: Establish a timeline
Tackling a home remodeling project typically means spending several weekends shopping for products, comparing prices, and scheduling deliveries. It’s an exhausting process with more choices than the cereal aisle of the grocery store. Deciding on the color, style, and material for every fixture and surface in your bathroom can quickly become overwhelming, which often drives people to make hasty last-minute decisions that they regret later. Knee-jerk decisions can also delay work as you wait for materials to ship, resulting in your bathroom looking like a permanent “work in progress” zone.
At Re-Bath, we’ve got bathroom remodeling down to a science, so we know a thing or two about how to keep timelines short. Mark specific days for visiting showrooms, final fixture selections, and so on. Plus, always look ahead to make sure your remodeling plans aren’t coinciding with big life events. Even a loosely structured timeline will help keep your end-date in sight so your dream bathroom doesn’t turn into the remodeling job that never ends.
Tip #2: Put extra eyes on your budget
Bathroom remodels can range from a small-scale project to an all-out gut job with luxury features and finishes to take the old bathroom’s place. Most contractors will give you a rough estimate to remodel your bathroom, but by the time you finish picking everything out, that estimate could increase by 30 or 40 percent. That’s because contractors don’t factor in the cost of higher-end products. Without an extra set of eyes on your budget, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of designing the perfect bathroom and spend a lot more money than you realize. This is where it helps to get a Design Consultant involved. Your Re-Bath Design Consultant will work with you to select materials, finishes, fixtures, and accessories within your chosen budget so there are no costly surprises later. Then, before any work is done, you’ll be provided an honest, accurate estimate of your final cost. Say goodbye to over-budget home improvement anxiety!
Tip #3: Focus on the big picture (without losing sight of the details)
Not only is it overwhelming to be faced with so many decisions but unless you have a design degree, knowing exactly how to get the style you’re after can be intimidating. Is that faucet contemporary or transitional? Does that traditional vanity complement the lighting fixtures you’re considering? It can be easy to fixate on the tiny details and lose sight of the big picture. The result is a process filled with second-guessing and a bathroom that looks like it was designed by Dr. Frankenstein.
For those who gets sidetracked by second-guesses, working with a Design Consultant is your best option. These trained experts have years of professional experience at their disposal to help keep the big picture in focus. Plus, with in-depth industry knowledge, they know the difference between trends and fads. They’ll also ask about your needs, the needs of your family, and about your overall expectations for the remodel. This way, you’re sure to choose the right fixtures, vanities, flooring, and accessories that will bring your dream bathroom to life.
Tip #4: Alleviate stress with the right assistance
If you’re the kind of person who can’t stand being accosted by aggressive salespeople, consider working with a reputable remodeling company. The top remodeling companies won’t treat you like a piggy bank to be shaken when they want more money. Instead, companies like Re-Bath let you stay in charge to help make your bathroom remodel an enjoyable, stress-free, painless experience. Our Design Consultants are trained to identify your needs, listen to your concerns, and assemble your ideal bathroom without any high-pressure sales tactics. The homeowner’s experience is just as important as the finished product, and it’s important to pick a partner in your remodel that will value your whole experience, and not just the end result.
Tip #5: Maximize the return on your investment
According to the 2021 Cost vs Value Report, a mid-range bathroom remodel offers a 60% return on a homeowner’s investment based on resale value. Working with a company that offers a quick turnaround and cost-effective pricing is an ideal choice for homeowners who are thinking about selling or who are struggling to sell their homes. Even if you are not inclined to move, knowing that you’ll be able to recoup more than half your cost is a big win. Having an expert guide you through your products, materials, and color choices may help you get the most from your home later on.
Re-Bath: your remodel partners
Creating the bathroom of your dreams can devolve into an over-budget headache if you’re not careful. But choosing the right partner can be a daunting task. Not every remodeling company is multi-faceted enough to deliver all the above benefits and qualifications with none of the headaches that can accompany a bathroom remodel. Re-Bath’s Design Consultants are experienced, versatile, and budget-savvy, so they can guide you along every step of your journey while keeping cost and stress at a minimum. Ready to stop dreaming and start designing? Click here to schedule your design consultation today.