Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Bathrooms, Renovations | 0 comments

The Ultimate Checklist for Your Bathroom Renovation

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your cramped, outdated or all-white tiled bathrooms (that were popular in the ‘90s), you’ve come to the right place.

A complete overhaul of your bathroom requires a lot of consideration for each component. Here, we have gathered the “must-haves” to help you on your way to a new, luxurious and spa-like bathroom renovation in 2017.

The Ultimate Checklist for Your Bathroom Remodel

Follow this list to make sure you hit every important area for the bathroom of your dreams.

Bathroom Design and Style

Your ultimate bathroom design should match your lifestyle, design style and preferences. Think about how you want your bathroom to look and feel. Think about how you use your bathroom now – how does the space work for you, and where does it fall short?

As far as looks, would you prefer something ultra-modern and sleek? Or, maybe you prefer the rustic farmhouse look, or a calming yet contemporary bath is what calls your name. Bathroom design ideas will spring from the style you choose.

Additionally, do you and your partner fight over a single sink in the morning? Do you hate showers but love baths? Think about details like that, then write down what you want (and don’t want).

Walls and Floor

Obviously, during your bathroom remodel, you’ll be tackling the walls and floor. For these items on your checklist, the sky is the limit as long as the materials are waterproof. For instance, wallpapering your bathroom walls probably isn’t the best idea, unless you enjoy the look of curling edges and bubbles in the paper.

For durability and longevity, consider tiled surfaces for floors and walls, or a solid surface (like cement, which can be stained or painted) for floors.

The Ultimate Checklist for Your Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Fixtures

Bathroom fixtures will naturally be a large focus in the room, so choose carefully. This includes the usual suspects (sinks, toilets, showers and bathtubs) along with faucets, shower heads, and towel bars or racks. Don’t forget mirrors, drawer and door knobs/handles, and shower doors, if applicable.

Ventilation

Proper ventilation is a huge consideration for a bathroom. It ensures that the moisture and humidity from your shower and/or bath can escape from the room instead of condensing on the walls and causing mold, mildew and wood rot. Mold is especially dangerous for your health. Thus, you should take your time when planning what bathroom fan to get and where it should be placed.

The Ultimate Checklist for Your Bathroom Renovation

Storage: Cabinets, Closets and Shelves

Where are you going to put your towels, toiletries, extra toilet paper, lotions and potions? Without proper storage, your bathroom can look cluttered and messy on a constant basis. Plan for the storage you need, and if you have a large quantity of products, consider hidden storage. Open shelving is also a nice addition to this room where you can offer fresh towels or keep a few candles.

Lighting

A bathroom remodel isn’t complete without lighting. Remember to choose lighting for over sinks, general overhead lighting and, if possible, a natural light source, like a frosted glass window for privacy and illumination.

Keep these bathroom renovation ideas and checklist in mind when planning, and you’ll come out of the remodel with the bathroom of your dreams.

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