The 5 point Checklist Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

The 5 point Checklist Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

The bathroom renovation doesn’t have to be a major problem, as long as you manage to keep everything organized. Good planning is essential, and you have to pick up some sound project management skills quickly – but it’s not exactly rocket science, either, it’s mostly about using your common sense and your best judgment.

Budget and Time

The biggest thing to figure out, before you even consider your remodeling project, is the budget you have available. First of all establish what you can afford, in a reasonable manner – and work your way from there. It’s vital to avoid taking on more than you can handle. At the same time, you don’t have to give up on your dream bathroom, there are solutions out there for any budget.

While you’re planning the grand scheme, make sure you also draft the timeline. Actions have to take place in a certain order, so you can’t start of the walls until the piping is finished, for example. You don’t want to have boxes of materials everywhere, and contractors booked, paid for, and ready to work, if you can’t start yet.

Walls and Floors

The range of materials and colors available today for walls and for bathroom flooring is quite impressive – so making a decision is not easy. Needless to say, this will have a huge impact on the budget as well as on the overall aspect of the room – so make these decisions first, and let the other pieces fall into place once you’ve established the colors and patterns of the tiles.

The Must-Haves

Granted, a bathroom is not a bathroom unless it has certain items: toilet, sink, mirror, bathtub or shower, and so on. Put these on your list and start shopping around. Don’t take it for granted that you’ll have a toilet in your bathroom – it still needs to be budgeted and purchased, you’ll still have to make sure you find one in a suitable color and material to match the rest of the items, and so on.

The Details and Accessories

Even the best designs can be ruined by lack of attention to detail. Make a note of things you want, or things you’d like, as you go along the project. You don’t have to buy everything up front, but keep track of things, because it’s easy to forget once the project kicks off and you’ll have to juggle everything else.

Write Down the Big Checklist

Generic checklists are good to get you started and to help you get an overview of the bathroom at all times, but, before you start tearing down walls, make sure you’ve compiled the detailed list of everything you need and everything you want, in order to have your project successfully completed as soon as possible.

However, the full checklist is equally important, and it should include all the details – such as the materials, the fixtures, the exact time periods for each phase, and so on. If you plan to invest in energy and water-saving equipment, also write down the expected savings and track them down over the following months.



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