Approaching a bathroom remodel in your house can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. If you know ahead of time where to focus your ideas and energy, as well as some basic problems to avoid, you’ll find your bathroom remodeling in Calabasas, CA will go smoothly.
We’ve helped many homeowners realize their dream remodeling project, and here is some of our best advice for “do’s” and “don’ts” of bathroom remodeling.
Do … hire a professional contractor from the start
This will make the biggest difference in the success of your bathroom remodel. A DIY bathroom remodel is an enormous project. So is trying to work with multiple contractors to handle different parts of the job. The best option is to hire a general contractor who can manage the remodeling from the start of the design all the way through the final touches. Many of the “do’s” and “don’ts” below won’t become major concerns with the guidance of a contractor.
Don’t… forget about storage
It’s easy to overlook how much you need storage in your bathroom, and your early design idea may skip over vital space while looking at the most attractive new fixtures. Look over your current bathroom and gauge how much storage you currently use and if you want more—or if you would like to be able to store additional items (such as guest towels or more toiletries).
Do… upgrade the lighting
Lighting often gets overlooked, much like storage, when people begin a bathroom remodel. Proper lighting is crucial for creating both a useful and attractive space—and it’s also one of the least expensive changes you can make to a space. The right lighting will create a bright, open, and inviting bathroom.
Don’t… neglect your budget
Few people have an unlimited budget when it comes to any home project, and it’s important that you have realistic expectations for the remodel based on what you have to spend. When you examine your budget early, you’ll be able to find where best to spend the money on your remodel. Having a professional contractor involved will make this much easier, since the contractor can give you estimates on the cost for each of the changes.
Do… focus on the shower
If there’s any place in your budget where it’s a good idea to commit a larger amount of money, it’s on the shower. The shower takes up the most space in your bathroom and how well it functions for you and how attractive it makes a huge impact on the final result. Not only is a luxury shower a great life-enhancement for you, but it’s something potential homeowners value as well.
Don’t… chase trends just to chase trends
You can go down the rabbit hole of design trends for bathroom remodels easily. You only have to put a few words into a search engine and receive a deluge of images from Instagram posts. The idea of keeping a bathroom “up-to-date” with the newest trends can sometimes blindside you to more practical and long-term uses. Trends come and go fast, and when you work with experienced professionals, you’ll know where to overlook trends and go for what’s best for you.
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