Choosing materials for a bathroom remodel can be a major pain, especially if you have no idea how you want the space to look afterwards! There are so many options to choose from and one wrong decision can leave you hating your new bathroom for years!
Here are 4 tips for choosing the best materials for your bathroom remodel
Gather a Little Inspiration
We recommend that you start this process by doing a little research to see what captures your attention the most. Pinterest is a great place to start, as you can pin what you like and pull it up later on. This is a great way to see what type of shower you like, what vanity you fall in love with, and even find the perfect lighting fixture for this room.
Create a Plan
Once you have narrowed down all your options and found exactly what you want, it is time to make a plan. While you may think that you can choose just one option for everything, we urge you to have a backup plan just in case something you love is out of your budget or no longer available.
Create a Mood Board
After you have all your materials listed, we recommend creating a mood board to see if everything will look as good as you think it will. These boards can be created online, or you can do it the old-fashioned way with poster board and a little tape or glue.
Look for and Purchase Your Materials
Now that you have narrowed down all your options, it is time to go out and find all those materials that you want in your newly remodeled bathroom. You can start in home improvement stores and then search online for those items that you cannot find. Do not forget to check out antique shops for all those vintage items that may be on your list. We do recommend checking with your contractor before purchasing all these materials, in case they have a concern about the installation of some of them.
This is also where your back up plan may come into play, since you may not be able to find everything on your list. If that happens, you may need to decide whether you want to wait for the item to become available again, if it will, or choose your second favorite option on your list.
We urge you to take your time with this process, as choosing materials should never be rushed. After all, you want your newly remodeled bathroom to be the one of your dreams, so don’t make sacrifices that you are not sure you want to make before you even start!