Remodeling your bathroom can be a torturous process if you are unprepared for what is lurking up ahead. Knowing what to expect as you undertake this journey can be the difference between settling for anything, and actually achieving the bathroom of your choice. KBR Kitchen and Bath has come up with a few pointers on how to prepare you mentally and financially for a bathroom remodel.
Have a clue on what the project costs
It is imperative that you get an estimate of how much the bathroom remodel will cost, as this will help you manage your finances better. The cost of the materials, cost of labor, and the size of the bathroom will all have a bearing on how much it will cost to renovate your bathroom.
Find out if there are fixtures that you can learn to install on your own in order to reduce the cost of labor. For instance, several online resources can help you learn how to install a new toilet.
Getting the right vanity
Vanities play an integral role in any bathroom, and thus require serious consideration before any commitments are made. They need to be the right size in order to prove functional in the room. If you select one that is too small, you may end up needing more room for counter space and storage. If you select one that is too big then it may end up interfering with the flow of foot traffic in the bathroom. In addition, you have to pay extra attention to the type of material you select for the vanity to avoid future cleaning and maintenance issues.
Consider the lighting in the room
It is essential to plan for the lighting of the bathroom before the actual remodeling begins. Thus, you should take some time to consider installing different layers of light including ambient, task, decorative, and accent lighting.