19 Jul 2016

What You Need to Know Before a Bathroom Makeover

What You Need to Know Before a Bathroom Makeover

You’ve decided to remodel your bathroom. Before you give your bathroom that much needed facelift, there are some things you need to know.


Before you do anything else, you need to figure out what your budget is and how much what you want will cost. Decide what you would like to change in your bathroom, the materials you would like to use, and whether or not you will be doing the work yourself. If you are going to hire someone to do it for you, they can probably give you an estimate on their labour and product costs together. You’ll also need to plan for unexpected costs. It’s a part of any house remodel. There’s always something that you didn’t expect or that ends up costing more than expecting. Be sure to leave room for the unexpected in your budget.

Toilet Privacy

Consider designing your bathroom so that your toilet isn’t visible from outside of the bathroom. For one thing, no matter how nice your toilet is it will never be your most attractive piece of furniture. If the toilet is behind a wall, it blocks the view of the toilet whether anyone is using it or not.

Should I Stay or Should I Go

Sometimes those vintage design elements like the wall tiles that are older than you are best left alone. The cost and hassle of changing a particular feature can be more trouble than it's worth. In the example of the wall tiles, maybe you leave the boring white wall tiles, but choose a statement making floor tile that you wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise.