Chances are, you are eager to remodel your current bathroom. Whether it has tacky 70’s tiling or a weak shower head, now that you’re ready to remodel, your mind is probably filled with visions of stainless steel fixtures and Jacuzzi tubs. However, regardless of your specific wishes, it’s important to keep certain things in mind when you’re planning the bathroom of your dreams. At Hubbard Plumbing, we would be honored to help you make your vision a reality. Before we get involved in the process, however, you will want to take some steps to ensure that your bathroom becomes the perfect oasis you seek.
Step One: Envision Your Perfect Bathroom
Begin the process with the end result in mind. What are you hoping to accomplish with your bathroom remodel? Allow yourself time to full indulge in a vivid fantasy about what you want your bathroom to look like. Let your imagination run wild — forget about time or budget for now. Having a clear image of your dream bathroom will help you work backwards from the fantasy to understand what steps you need to take to make it real.
- What type of bathroom you need (i.e. master bathroom or powder room)
- How many people will use it
- How much time will you spend there
- What are your morning and nighttime routines
- How long you plan to have the house
- Any medical or physical disabilities that should be accommodated
- How easy to clean it needs to be
- How important storage is
- How relaxing it needs to be
Step Two: Research and Budget
Once you have let your mind run wild, it’s time to reign it into reality. Certainly, in your wildest dreams, your bathroom may feature a mirror TV, roaring fireplace, and full water fountain, but will that fit into your budget? The average bathroom remodel costs roughly $10,000, for some perspective, but it all depends on what you’re trying to achieve. A very basic remodel costs roughly $3,000, while a luxury bathroom remodel can cost upwards of $100,000. Settle on a budget, with a 20 percent buffer to accommodate unforeseen costs. This will allow you to pick aspects out of your dream bathroom that you can incorporate into your actual bathroom remodel.
Step Three: Hire Professionals
It’s possible to DIY many aspects of your bathroom remodel, depending on your experience with construction. However, if you only have limited experience and time, it’s best to contact a general contractor. If you will be making any changes to your plumbing, it is imperative that you hire a plumber. If you aren’t sure whether or not you need to, feel free to reach out to us, and we can help you determine whether your vision will require alterations to your plumbing.
Step Four: Share Your Vision
Once you have talked to the professionals who need to be involved in your project, it’s time to work with us to make your vision a reality. Finding pictures of bathrooms that align with your dreams can be very helpful for this. It can also be very helpful to think through how you use the bathroom. Something even as simple as where to place the outlets is important to consider, so make sure to talk through these thoughts with the professionals on your team.
This is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of all the things you must consider when it comes to remodeling your bathroom. At Hubbard Plumbing, we would be happy to help you with your bathroom remodel in Suffolk County. Contact us today to get started!