Seven Questions To Ask Yourself Before Remodelling A Bathroom

Seven Questions To Ask Yourself Before Remodelling A Bathroom

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

If you want to add value to your home, after the kitchen, the bathroom is generally the best place to invest. Because of this, it’s one of the most popular remodeling projects to take on. Unfortunately however, it’s also one of the trickiest.

Bathrooms are not exactly known for being spacious. The planning and design stage is therefore crucial. Should you find yourself planning a new bathroom, there are a number of important questions that you should ask yourself. Fail to answer them and you’re highly unlikely to end up with a bathroom that meets your needs.

How Much Do You Want To Spend?

Arguably the most important question to ask yourself when planning your new bathroom is how much you are willing to spend. If you want to blow a lot of cash, there are many home stores that will happily help you to do so. A bathroom remodel needn’t be an expensive undertaking however. If you don’t want to spend much, make this decision early on and stick to it.

What Do You Need to Replace?

If you don’t want to spend much, the easiest way to cut your costs is to not replace everything. If you’re toilet works but it’s a little shabby, consider simply replacing the seat. And rather than replacing your bath, consider getting it professionally relined.

Who is the Bathroom For?

Another important thing to think about when designing a new bathroom is who is actually going to be using it. If you are designing a family bathroom, avoid counter tops that are too high for your children to reach. If one or more members of your household tend to get ready at the same time, consider installing a double sink.

Will You Still Like It Ten Years From Now?

Trends come and go but your new bathroom is likely to be in your house for quite some time. Because of this, designing your bathroom according to what’s currently in style is rarely recommended. If you want a bathroom that you are going to like in the long term, you need to take a long term view. Choose neutral colors  clean lines and simple functionality.

Where Are You Going to Put Everything?

Many homeowners get so wrapped up in how their new bathroom is going to look that they forget about the importance of basic functionality. A perfect example of this is forgetting about the small matter of storage space. Though minimalist bathrooms tend to look incredibly stylish, they also tend to be a nightmare when it comes to storage space. If you’ve got a lot of toiletries, make sure that your new bathroom provides space for them.

How Much Light Do You Need?

A common mistake made in bathroom design is failing to provide sufficient lighting. Most people use the bathroom mirror to inspect themselves when they’re getting ready to go out. Ceiling lighting alone is usually insufficient for this task. Always provide additional lighting above the mirror.

Do You Plan on Selling Your Home?

Finally, there is the small matter of your new bathrooms actual effect on your homes value. If you want to get the most out of your investment, it’s important to choose neutral colors that are likely to appeal to the majority of buyers. Just because you love blood red tiles, that doesn’t mean that anyone else will. Keep this fact in mind if you plan on selling your home in the near future.

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