How to Remodel Your Bathroom without Hassle

Remodeling the bathroom is a great way to enhance the look of your home and increase its value. Unfortunately, many homeowners shy away from bathroom remodels because of the challenges they pose. 

If you’d like to remodel your bathroom, the tips below can help make the process easier and a lot more satisfying. 

Your Budget

As with any home renovation, you should set a budget and stick to it. That said, bathroom remodels are notorious for costing more than originally estimated, so it’s important to have a contingency fund as well to handle any surprise repairs that crop up. 

To DIY or Not to DIY?

If you’re the handy type, there may be some aspects of a bathroom remodel you can do yourself to save money. The important thing to remember is not to overestimate your expertise. For example, if you don’t know much about plumbing, it’s better to call in a licensed plumber for the task rather than try to do the work yourself and fail. Taking on tasks you shouldn’t could end up costing you more in the long run. 

What Lies Beneath

As the contractors pull out all the old materials to make room for the new, supervise the operation to ensure they are replacing anything that’s rotted or otherwise damaged underneath. Once everything is put back together and covered over with shiny new surfaces, you won’t be able to see if rot, mold, or mildew is still present underneath. 

Let Your Personality Shine

While the contractor will be doing all the reconstruction work, you can put your personal spin on the room once he’s done. It’s your bathroom, so you should make it a space you enjoy spending time in. Don’t be afraid to make it your own with colors, patterns, and décor that fits your style and not just what’s trendy at the time. 

Custom Lighting

One of the mistakes many homeowners make when remodeling their bathrooms is not paying attention to the lighting. Your bathroom serves a couple of different functions for most people.

  1. It’s a room to relax and unwind in, and
  2. It’s a room you use to get ready for the day ahead.

As such, the lighting in the room is important. It should be adjustable so when you need bright light at the mirror to get ready each day, it’s there. When you’re looking to take a bath to relax at the end of a tough day, you want soft, dim lighting to help you unwind and de-stress. Pay special attention to the lighting in your new bathroom, so the room functions exactly as you want it to. 

Remodeling your bathroom should not drive you crazy. If you follow the helpful tips above, you should be able to renovate your bathroom and make it the functional, relaxing place you’ve envisioned in your mind.