Have you been dreaming of shiny new materials that are clean and elegant looking in your bathroom? Have you been wondering if it is worth the effort to do some minor renovations or if you should just live with what you have? Well, we all need a tranquil place where we can relax, so we think that a bathroom remodel is going to be just what you need this year!
Here are 5 tips for remodeling your bathroom in 2019:
Determine How Much You Want to Do
A bathroom remodel can be as simple as changing out the fixtures or as elaborate as tearing everything out and replacing it all. That means that you need to decide what you want to do in this space and create a plan and a budget from there.
Consider Your Budget
While many people will determine their budget for a bathroom remodel first, we think that it needs to be done after you know what you want to do. After all, there is no point in setting a thirty-thousand-dollar budget if you are just replacing your fixtures or thinking that you can replace it all on a budget of two thousand dollars. Whatever you do, make sure that you stick with your budget and consider cost-saving measures whenever you can.
DIY or Hire a Contractor
You may think that you can remodel your entire bathroom on your own, and you may be able to it if you are only making a couple minor changes. However, if you are thinking about tearing out the shower, replacing all the tile, installing a new sink and toilet, and possibly switching out the layout of the room, hiring a contractor is going to be your best option. Yes, it will cost you more money to hire someone, but you will at least know that everything is done the way that it should be and it will take a lot less time.
Check the Drywall and Other Structural Elements
If you are doing a complete remodel of your bathroom, we recommend that you check the drywall and other structural elements while you have everything torn apart. It is always better to check for damage from moisture before you put everything back together, so there are no major issues later on. We also recommend installing moisture resistant drywall in certain areas, like in the shower, to avoid moisture buildup in the future.
Consider Refinishing or Repairing a Tub or Shower Before Replacing It
If your budget is lower than you would like, you may want to consider repairing or refinishing a tub and shower instead of replacing it completely. These two options can save you some money and you will still have a tub and shower that looks like new.
These five tips will make your bathroom remodel in 2019 much easier, although do not expect to have no issues at all. Everyone has at least one problem during remodeling projects, so even if you are completely prepared and have planned everything out, you will still have something go wrong. Don’t stress over any of those unexpected issues and just remember that sooner than later you will have the bathroom of your dreams.