Bathroom Planning: How to Live the Remodel Dream

When it comes to planning your dream bathroom you will want to combine your inspiration with function.

Just as important as picking style and colors is examining how you use the space. Or rather, how you would prefer to use the space. Storage is always a key consideration. Drawers and shelving can be drawn to suit your needs.

Check out the height of your current bathroom sink or vanity. How high would you prefer it to be? Ask your design professionals for recommendations. Your general contractor should be able to advise you on such considerations and layout.

Also, if you are remodeling the master bath, take an overview of the whole space, especially the master closet. It might be possible to flip around the layout to change the positions of the bath and closet spaces.

Another major function is how you bathe. Are small children going to use the tub or an elderly person who needs easy access. Do you want a separate tub and shower? Yes, you want a spa-like retreat, but also think in practical terms about daily living.

Tell your contractor about all your ideas and your wish list. Share with them your dream boards on Pinterest and Houzz. Be open to learning about additional resources for great materials.

Discuss the time frame of the project and plan which bathroom you will be using during the job.

Once the start date approaches, you can take this opportunity to empty all those containers and baskets of lotions and potions. How old is some of that stuff? Remember you don’t want to keep mascara more than three months. Reevaluate how you beauty regime will improve in your new bathroom. You may even save time in the mornings.

Get ready to use your new beautiful bathroom space. It’s a fresh start. Your new cabinetry should include a space to store bathroom cleaner for easy access.

Taking a step back, before you field bids from contractors, draw up a list of questions for them so you are prepared to interview them on all aspects of the job: functionality, layout, materials, schedule and quality control.

For more information on remodeling planning, contact Thomas Hammel at 281-541-1252.