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Your Ultimate Bathroom Remodeling Guide! (2020)

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We spend a lot of time in the kitchen and the bedroom, but the bathroom is another room that gets a lot of our attention. As such, you probably want it to be a place where you can feel at home and comfortable to be your inner self. 

However, people often feel overwhelmed by the prospect of a remodel. It can seem like a hectic project from the outside, but there’s nothing to worry about. In this blog, we’ll discuss the tips you need to have a smooth bathroom remodel that you can be proud of!

Set Your Budget

First things first, you’ll need to set a clear budget for your remodel. Remodels and renovations are notorious for running far past budget, so it would be wise to set a hard cap on the money you plan to spend before. That could inform what you want to include in your remodel and what you’ll be fine leaving out. 

Focus On Your Needs 

As you scroll through pictures of different bathrooms and ideas lists, try to write up a basic list of things you absolutely need in your bathroom. Looking at templates of kitchen or bathroom remodels is important but you always want to map those onto your core needs. 

Do you need a lot of storage space in your bathroom? Is there a type of faucet you need? Try to make sure those will be included in the remodel before you add any decadent, extraneous additions. 

Use Color To Your Advantage 

The bathroom is one place that you definitely shouldn’t skimp on color and creativity. Let’s face it—we spend quite a bit of time in the bathroom. Why not make it a nice room to be in? 

Making a colorful splash in your bathroom won’t just look nice but may also affect your mood as well. Studies show that color can affect mood, so you could use colors to express yourself and to influence yourself at the same time! 

Check Out Different Bathroom Layouts 

This normally doesn’t need saying, but be sure to explore the hundreds of ways that a bathroom could be configured before you settle on one. Social media, remodeling blogs (like this one!), and remodeling shows are all great outlets for getting ideas.

Once you’ve collected all of your ideas, do a simple process of elimination until you find the perfect configuration for you.

What Materials Speak To You? 

There are a plethora of materials that you can use to remodel your bathroom. While many materials can look great in a given layout, you will need to see which are both functional and stylish for you. 

One great tactic is to use high-end, stylish materials more as an accent to the room and using more efficient and affordable materials elsewhere. That way you can have a blend throughout your home to reflect your style.

Bathtub or No Bathtub? 

Bathtub or no bathtub? It may seem like an easy question but it’s definitely something that you should think about. Do you normally take showers or baths? Would you mind if there were no bathtub or shower option? These questions are important to make a bathroom that truly works for you and your spouse or family. 

Consider Your Lighting 

You may not think about it very often, but the way your lights are fashioned could affect your mood and the feeling of your room. When remodeling, you’ll want to keep your lighting as a point of consideration. What kind of lighting do you like the most? What kind of fixtures do you want to add? 

Add Some Greenery

Okay, this can be done with or without a remodel. But you’d be surprised how much plants can change the feel of your bathroom. Of course, you’ll need proper ventilation and sunlight for them to survive though. If you can manage it, some natural greenery could do wonders for the look and feel of your home.

Think Far Into The Future 

When constructing your bathroom, you’ll want to think far ahead into the future. One issue that often crops up for bathrooms is accessibility concerns. Bathrooms are typically made without accessibility in mind which can be difficult to navigate later in life or when suffering a condition or injury. 

As you plan your remodel, try to keep accessibility in mind for yourself and your family. In addition to being useful for your family, it could be a profitable feature to advertise when selling your home. 

Even without accessibility concerns, you still want to ensure that your bathroom is durable. Remodels aren’t cheap, so you want to get the maximum long-term value out of your project.

Choose Heartwood Builders For Your Bathroom Remodel! 

At Heartwood Builders, we not only build new homes from scratch, but we also offer renovation and remodeling services as well. If you think your bathroom is in dire need of a design change, contact us to get started!

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