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The Bathroom Renovation Checklist

A bathroom renovation is an exciting prospect, and it can be easy to jump in without considering important factors first. Because a bathroom reno can be an overwhelming and time-consuming task, here is a simple checklist of things to make sure are done so the project can run smoothly.


1. Budget


You’ll want to decide how much you want to spend on your bathroom renovation. Supplies cost can quickly add up, so knowing how much money you can spend before you start will allow you buy the right materials.


2. Time


Some people assume that a bathroom renovation will take less time if the bathroom is smaller. This is not the case, in fact a smaller bathroom can be more time consuming because of space restrictions. The time depends on how many elements of your bathroom you plan on changing. Ordering custom items can also extend a bathroom renovation.


3. Start from the Top


When it comes to a bathroom reno, there is one way to save both time and money. By starting from the top of the room, you make sure you get every aspect of the room. Start with the ceiling, walls second, and floors last so you prevent damage to your new components.


4. Hidden Issues


If you are doing a major renovation, consider doing a “full gut”. Depending on the age of your home and how well it was built in the first place, the biggest problems you could have are water damage or mold, so look for structural differences in the framing, improper plumbing, corroded plumbing, and non-water proof shower or rub surroundings.


5. Consider the Style


Every component of your bathroom redesign should be in unison to create a theme or style of bathroom. Things to consider are paint color, tile, vanities, showers, tubs, faucets, etc. Look around in catalogs and online for packages to make the process simpler.

6. Measurements


There are three main limitations which really make size matter in bathroom renovations: the overall size of the bathroom, the location of existing plumbing, pipes, and wires, as well as the typical dimensions of bathroom fixtures. Therefore, make sure you have the correct measurements and specifications when you go shopping.


7. Storage


Planning your new cabinets can be a tricky problem, especially in smaller bathrooms. They need to be functional and still accommodate all your things while preserving space. But the most important, they should look stylish.


8. Fixtures and Sinks


No bathroom renovation would be complete without new fixtures and features. Make a separate checklist for things like shower head, bathtub faucet, toilet, and sinks. It’s also a good idea to replace shower doors and mirrors.


9. What’s on the Walls


Getting new walls, tiles or painting can make a big difference to a space. And that includes what you put on them. Consider lighting fixtures that are soft and complement your other features. Overhead lighting should be fluorescent, it brings out skin tones.


The Second Option – Western Bathrooms


It can be enough to make your head spin to consider all these lists and sub-lists and various components. So take the second option, get a bathroom renovation package from Western! Fit for any budget, you simply select the package and style you want and we do the rest. Don’t lift a finger and still enjoy a brand new bathroom with our full service bathroom packages. Contact us now to find out more.

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