One of the most overwhelming remodeling projects a homeowner can undertake is a bathroom remodel. It can start out as simple as “I want to remodel my bath and/or shower,” but can quickly escalate into other questions and considerations. Mt. Pleasant Window & Remodeling Co. recognizes that everyone’s situation is different, whether it be financials, design preferences, space available, or other factors. In this post, we aim to cover some key considerations that all potential bath remodelers will find helpful.
Let’s start with the exciting part! What is your new bathroom going to look like? This is the most important consideration when undertaking a bathroom renovation project. Some crucial areas to review include:
The color scheme you would like to go for with your new bathroom.
The types of materials you’d like to use (tile, paint, wallpaper, marble, etc.).
Where you’d like to place your bath or shower and how it could impact plumbing and electrical systems.
Mt. Pleasant Window & Remodeling is an expert in the design and installation process of a bathtub, shower or combination of both installations. We offer a wide variety of styles, materials and accessories to make sure your new bath or shower matches the visions you have for it. Our team of knowledgeable representatives are here to help you create a bathroom makeover that lines up with your design preferences.
Besides design, another important question for your bathroom project is whether you want a new bath, shower, or a combination of both (tub/shower combo unit). If you mostly take showers, then you likely don’t need a bath. If you split your time between taking baths and showers, you may want to go with a tub/shower combination. If you are getting older or have accessibility issues, you may want to account for waterproof seats, grab bars and other potential helpful features.
Our design consultants at Mt. Pleasant Window & Remodeling can help you determine whether a bath, shower or tub/shower combo is best for your current needs.
When it comes to bathroom remodeling finance, the first question you should ask is “How much can I spend on a new bathtub or shower without going over budget?” Questions that can help you figure this out include:
How much extra income do you currently have?
Is your credit high enough or do you have loans available to finance this project?
Are there other home remodeling projects that take priority over the bathroom?
These types of questions are critical in order to not only understand what your potential budget is, but whether remodeling your bathroom is your highest current priority. If it isn’t, you may have to come to the realization of a smaller bath project to make sure there are funds left over if more pressing matters arise.
One of the most important steps to accomplishing a successful bath or shower remodel is choosing the right contractor for the job. The first thing to consider is how many changes you want to make to your bathroom. Are you planning to replace the sink, floor and bath or are you only looking to get a new shower? This decision will heavily impact which and how many contractors you need.
Once you know the scope of your bathroom project, the next step is compiling a list of local contractors to consider. Once you have your list, we recommend researching the following:
What areas of bathroom remodeling does each contractor cover? Do they lay tile, install new bathtubs, remodel sinks?
What pricing tiers and payment options are available from the contractor?
Does the contractor offer custom products or more basic solutions?
How many design options are available to you?
Does the contractor have reliable reviews and/or references? Do they have the appropriate certifications and licenses? Do they offer a warranty?
These are several of the areas Mt. Pleasant Window & Remodeling recommends that you investigate. Every contractor will have different areas of expertise, so it’s important to do your research and find the best possible contractor to match the vision you have for your new bathroom.
One of the best parts of bathroom remodeling is that you necessarily do not have to do everything at once. For some folks, a full bathroom renovation may be necessary for your situation. However, for other people, a gradual timeline of smaller projects may work better. Do you remodel the sink, toilet and shower at once or do you tackle just the bath this time first? This all depends on your personal situation and a multitude of factors we’ve already discussed in this piece, such as:
To sum it all up, we recommend you consider the following when jumping into a new bathroom project:
Mt. Pleasant Window & Remodeling Co. specializes in bathroom remodeling, specifically bath and shower installation. Our consultants and installers are ready to help you make your dream bathroom a reality. Click here to learn more about our bath and shower remodeling services.