Plan to Succeed With Your Bathroom
Planning is necessary if you want a bathroom remodel to come out
successfully and with as few hitches as possible.
Most of the fixtures and furnishing in a bathroom are built to last for many years,
and you will likely not want to repeat a remodel for quite a number of years. Aside from the cost, remodeling a
bathroom can be inconvenient.
On the plus side, your newly remodeled bath, if done right, will last for a long
time, provide comfort and enjoyment, and add to the value of your home.
Put your remodel plan on paper
Rather than just flying by the seat of your pants, it is important to get your
bathroom remodel plans down on paper. You may need to rewrite your plan a few times before you get it
Listing the steps needed to complete your remodeling project is a
very good idea. Once it is in black and white it is easier to see how one thing affects another and may help you
get around repeating things.
Use your list of steps to see what needs to be
done, and in what order.
List what you want in your new bath
Make a list of what you want in your new bathroom, and any additions you will make. Once you have a rough idea of
what you want, do some comparison shopping. You may find there are adjustments you need to make depending on your
Once you have done some shopping, and listed costs for materials and tools, then go back to your list.
Under your list of steps, itemize the materials and tools you will need, and have them on hand, so you won't have a
lot of interruptions running to the home improvement center. Consider all the small items as well, such as nuts,
bolts, screws, hardware etc.
This process will save you money in the long run, not to mention time. This will also better afford you the
information needed to determine what your bathroom remodel will cost.
You may find the bathroom remodeling checklist helpful.