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How To Plan Bathroom Renovation?

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    Have you been thinking of renovating your bathroom? Do you wish to enhance its productivity, usefulness, and visual appeal? If that's the case, the advice in this essay should help you organise the renovations more effectively.

    Everything from finding a contractor to finalising the project's design and supplies to laying out a workable timeframe and making sure it all goes down without a hitch is covered.

    If you follow the advice in this article, you should be able to design a remodel that benefits everyone in your family.

    Bathroom Types

    Depending on the bathroom you're updating, different options will become available to you. The design and components of a bathroom aimed towards youngsters will differ greatly from those of a master suite.

    Master Bathroom

    Your private oasis at the end of the day is the master bathroom. The mood and functionality of your master bathroom matter more than in any other bathroom in your home.

    If you ever decide to sell your property, this area would likely fetch a higher price.

    There are some extra things to think about when the master bathroom is shared. Do you need a private bathroom, for instance?

    Is there room for a second sink vanity in the bathroom? Could you make the halls bigger so that two people could use the restroom at once?

    Full Bathroom For Multi-purpose

    The purpose of a full bath is to facilitate bathing. Since this is a bathroom that your friends, kids, and in-laws who are staying over can use, it needs to be functional for a wide range of visitors.

    Tile, fixtures, lighting, and décor should reflect your unique sense of design, but you should also keep practicality and longevity in mind.

    You shouldn't have any flashy designer faucets that are too complicated for the average person to use.

    • Make sure high-traffic areas, such counters, are sturdy and made of a hardwearing material.
    • Pulls and knobs on drawers should be solid and easy to use.
    • Keep in mind the convenience of your consumers by installing simple and secure door locks (some waves can be unlocked from the outside if someone gets stuck).
    • Shower/bathtub combinations, if available, give overnight visitors a choice between the two methods of bathing.

    Make sure everyone has the personal space they require.

    Always think about how to meet accessibility standards.

    Children's Bathroom

    The bathroom in question may be designed specifically for kids, or it may serve several purposes but have kid-friendly features added.

    In either case, you'll want to make sure you're using long-lasting materials that require little in the way of upkeep and are simple to disinfect.

    If you want to make it easier for young children to use the sink, you might want to consider lowering the vanity's countertop. The alternative is a pull-out step built into the bottom drawer of the vanity.

    Precautions must always be taken. If there is a bathtub, it should be low enough so getting in and out is not a chore. Cabinet and drawer safety latches and guards are always a good idea if the kids are small.

    Faucets with anti-scald valves are another option for protecting against hot water burns.

    Think about the safety of your guests by installing non-slip floors. If you're worried about safety, we recommend testing the tile in a damp environment before making a purchase.

    Finally, plan ahead for where to put all the stuff your kids use in the restroom. Is it true that built-in vanity cabinets offer more secrecy than open shelving when it comes to hiding clutter?

    Accessibility Considerations

    Standard bathroom accessibility features typically include:

    • Is there a need for a bigger door?
    • Do you feel comfortable washing up in the sink's current position? Is it convenient to use the faucet?
    • Do the bathroom and shower have adequate air circulation?
    • Do you feel comfortable navigating to and from the bathroom sink and the toilet? Or is it too confined and congested for your comfort?
    • How high should a toilet seat be? Those with mobility challenges may benefit from a higher toilet, while children are better off with a conventional one.
    • Is there a place to hang towels and a place to grip bars in the bathroom and the shower? A seat for the bathroom sink or the shower might be helpful. Can you tell me if the shower space has sufficient storage?
    • How slippery do you find the floors to be?
    • Is there enough illumination, either from windows or lamps?

    Showers And Bathtubs

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    You may be able to choose between a freestanding shower, a shower/tub combination, and a separate tub, depending on the layout of your current bathroom, your design priorities, and your budget.

    Is it necessary for you to unwind in a hot tub after a hard day?

    How often would you say you bathe, if any, to justify the cost of a tub? A jacuzzi tub is another option to think about if you have the room for it and enjoy luxuriating in hot water.

    How Far Do You Want To Go?

    The first thing to think about is the overall picture, or how big of a project you want to undertake.

    There are three distinct tiers in the lavatory.

    After you've decided on a broad approach, think about the bathroom remodel's timeline and evaluate whether or not it's something you're willing to go through.

    Surface Alterations. 

    Towards the eastern end of the scale, you can find a bathroom that has a decent enough layout and sufficient square footage, and whose surfaces (walls, ceiling, floor) are all structurally strong.

    A bathroom remodeler who only scratches the surface will tell you to "cover, not replace." For this reason, updating the bathroom's aesthetics is not anything to feel guilty about.

    Gut And Replace. 

    During this type of renovation, the bathroom's footprint and placement of fixtures are preserved, but everything else is replaced, including the walls, ceiling, flooring, and lighting.

    A minor electrical upgrade could also be made.

    Change The Layout. 

    The tub/shower, toilet, and sink must be relocated, which might be more work than a simple makeover or fixture replacement.

    Rewiring and new fixtures are common parts of redesigns.

    Measure The Area Of Your Bathroom With A Tape Measure. 

    Get the measurements of your bathroom walls (both length and width) to have an idea of how much space you have. You should also measure your vanity and tub before going shopping.

    • Be sure to shop around for fixtures that are quite similar in size to your current ones if you have no plans to increase the footprint of your bathroom.

    Change The Room. 

    Changing the size of a bathroom requires more than just rearranging the fixtures and flooring.

    Large-scale renovations typically involve structural adjustments, such as adding or removing walls, pushing out an outer wall, or replacing the roof.

    The most common motivations for bathroom renovations are expansion or the transformation of a hall bath into a luxurious master suite.

    Plan For A Partial Renovation If You Want To Save Money.

    A change of paint colour or a new vanity can do wonders for a room's vibe.

    If you're happy with the arrangement of your current bathroom, you can save money and time by just updating one part of it.

    If you're planning on making major changes, though, it's more efficient to do it all at once to avoid having to do it again in a few years.

    • If you want to check if a simple upgrade to the bathroom's decor is all that's needed, try it out.
    • Search for the prices of the parts you wish to replace when creating a budget for a partial refurbishment, and set aside around 10% more than the cost.

    Look Up Inspiration For Your Bathroom Online Or In Magazines.

    Peruse publications dedicated to refurbishing and repairing homes to get a sense of current fashions that can inspire your own projects.

    Photos of bathrooms with designs you like might be used as inspiration. Searching online can be helpful, and sites like Pinterest and those dedicated to home improvement are good places to start.

    Bookmark interesting images so you may return to them later.

    • It is not uncommon for a full bathtub to be combined with a separate shower in a conventional bathroom.
    • Most contemporary bathrooms only have a shower stall, despite their modern appearance.
    • The cupboards and vanities of a bathroom designed in the Craftsman style are typically made of expensive, hand-carved wood.
    • Bathrooms with a rustic style have a natural, cosy feel thanks to the use of raw materials like wood in the décor.

    Choose A Color Scheme For Your Bathroom.

    Choose the hues you desire for the bathroom's paint or tiles, and then build the space around that.

    Choose at least three colours to work with, including a major, secondary, and accent colour. In order to make a room seem more spacious and welcoming, you could decorate with light colours like white, cream, or yellow.

    • Don't waste money buying new bathroom accessories if you just make sure that the ones you already have go with the colour scheme.


    When designing a bathroom, remember the 60-30-10 guideline. Consider using 60% of the room in the dominant colour, 30% in the complementary colour, and 10% in the accent colour.

    Your major colour could be white, your secondary colour could be black, and your accent colour could be blue.

    Draw Plans On A Piece Of Graph Paper To Get Ideas For What To Do With Space.

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    If you want to sketch your bathroom to scale, use graph paper where each square represents one square foot (0.093 square metres). If you want to see how new or replacement lighting or other fixtures would look in your space, draw them in. Get several copies done to see what you like most and to test out other layouts. If you want to know if your restoration plans are feasible, drawing them out on paper will help.

    For instance, you could like the idea of a freestanding shower but worry about fitting one into your bathroom alongside a deep soaking tub. Take into account any long-term bathroom needs you may have. A bathtub, rather than merely a shower stall, can be a good investment if you wish to start a family in the next five to ten years.

    Find Your Water And Electrical Lines.

    If you are redesigning a space that already has plumbing or wiring, be sure to show the final destination of these features on your designs. If you want to save money on the project, keep the existing wiring and plumbing in place. It is recommended to hire an expert to assist with any electrical or plumbing rerouting that may be required throughout the renovation.

    • It can cost anything from $200 -$300 an hour to hire a professional electrician or plumber.

    Design Around A Fixture.

    Pick one statement piece, like a handcrafted vanity, claw-foot tub, or pedestal sink for each bathroom. Keeping the first piece's colour and style in mind, select the remainder of your fixtures accordingly. Don't go crazy with the bathroom fixture choices or it'll end up looking chaotic and mismatched.

    Bright Ceiling and Vanity Lights.

    Having a washroom that is well lighted makes one feel more important, and it also makes routine tasks like shaving or applying makeup much simpler. Think about lighting from different angles, such as recessed ceiling lights and a light over the sink. Incorporate lighting into your room's design instead of treating it as an afterthought. If you need more illumination but can't install additional lights, multi-bulb fixtures may be the answer.

    Allow Bathroom Storage.

    If your bathroom has any closets, keep them so you can take use of the extra storage space. If you're short on space, install a cupboard or vanity beneath your sink, or mount some shelves on the wall. You may create a more spacious and welcoming feel in the bathroom by storing items like toilet paper and towels in baskets or crates. If you don't need a full tub, but could benefit from having more storage room, consider installing a shower stall instead.

    Water-Resistant Flooring.

    Because of its durability and water resistance, tile and vinyl are frequently used in bathrooms. Choose a hue and pattern that harmonise with the rest of your bathroom for a unified aesthetic. The next step is to do some research on the tiles that are available, either online or at a nearby home improvement store. If you want your floor to stand out, consider using tiles with an unusual form, such a hexagon or an octagon. When getting out of the shower or tub, you don't want to be greeted by cold floors; heated floors solve this problem.

    Use A Large Ventilation Fan.

    If there isn't enough ventilation in a bathroom, mould growth is almost certain. Calculate the square footage of your bathroom and get a vent with a CFM (cubic feet per minute) output that's at least as high as that. For a standard 8-foot-by-10-foot (2.4-by-3.0-meter) bathroom, an 80 CFM fan would be sufficient. Get some ventilation installed in your bathroom if there isn't any already. Mildew and mould can still form without a fan in your bathroom, even if you instal a window.

    Remodel Bathroom Yourself Or Hire A Contractor?

    Look at the project seriously and determine if you want to do it yourself or bring in the pros. You should be able to redesign the bathroom on your own if you are self-motivated and only making cosmetic changes. Every job has its pros and cons. Building a tiled shower is a lot more complicated than installing a new toilet, therefore it's best to use professionals. Make a decision about how much of the work you will do yourself and how much you will outsource. One of the first things you should do if you decide to engage a contractor is to verify the contractor's legal right to perform the work.

    However, having a licence does not indicate superior artistic ability. This only indicates that the licensee has met the agency's minimal standards for holding such a licence. Electrical, plumbing, and general construction all require specific permits, which you should be aware of. Permit applications should be submitted as early as possible to minimise unnecessary holdups.

    When hiring a contractor, you may rest easy knowing that they will shoulder some of the work load. You should seek estimates from several different local contracting firms to find the one that best fits your budget. Make sure you know what you're getting into by requesting examples of their previous work.


    If you want to instal new plumbing or wire your home, you should always employ professionals to do the work.

    Allow 5-6 Weeks for a Full Renovation.

    When done by hand, a bathroom remodel can take several weeks. Make sure you schedule the project for a time when you can devote sufficient time to it, either by yourself or with the help of outside professionals. Plumbing, demolition, electrical work, flooring, painting, and installing fixtures should all come early in the rehabilitation process. The wiring and plumbing will take the most time.

    Order Products A Few Weeks In Advance.

    Most shops won't have what you're looking for in stock, so you'll likely have to place an order. Inquire at the shop about delivery times or stock levels. Depending on where you shop, delivery of your fixtures could take anywhere from two weeks to four weeks, so it's best to place your order at least one month before you want to begin renovations.

    Accessories made to order may take longer to arrive. Delivery and set-up services for your fixtures may be offered by some retailers. Find out whether any of the shops you're ordering from offer this by giving them a call.

    Change Bathrooms While Remodeling.

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    Bathroom remodelling can take a while, so plan ahead to utilise a neighbouring facility. If you have access to another bathroom in your house, please use it. If not, you may need to rent a portable toilet to ensure the renovation project is not interrupted. Before starting any big repairs, it's a good idea to ask friends and neighbours whether you may use their bathroom throughout the process.

    Start Your Demolition.

    The first step in gutting your old bathroom is to remove all of the accessories. The sink and vanity should be taken apart next, along with any associated hardware such drains and faucets. The next step is to ditch the bath or shower. Finally, after the room is empty, remove the flooring. Use the assistance of another person throughout the demolition process to move large objects.

    Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes

    You should do everything in your power to avoid feeling regret. But after months of renovation, the end outcome should be spot on, if not better. In order to avoid the pitfalls that others have fallen into when renovating public restrooms, keep the following in mind:

    Overly-ambitious Diy

    Do-it-yourself bathroom remodels make sense if they require little time or effort. Don't pretend you know anything about electricity, plumbing, or construction if you don't. A restroom mishap can have serious repercussions for the entire house. Mold and mildew growth may be exacerbated by a lack of adequate ventilation. Damage to your floors may result from a poorly installed toilet. The best workers for the task can be recruited by a contractor, and they can also make sure you're following all the rules and regulations in your area.

    Not Enough Attention To Lighting

    The illumination in most restrooms is either inadequate or unattractive. Is it inconvenient that there's a window there? Do you feel like you have black circles under your eyes because of the light over the mirror? In the wee hours of the morning, do you have enough light to see what you're doing? All of these are common lighting blunders, and they can be avoided with a little forethought. Hire a designer for an hour or so to get some pointers. You could be pleasantly surprised by how many novel concepts emerge from that.

    Trying To Fit Too Much Into A Small Space

    You have to make do with the facilities available to you in the restroom. Installing a freestanding tub in a space not designed for one can cause congestion. Keep your area well-utilised.

    Not Paying Enough Attention To Detail

    All renovations share this commonality. In a situation when there are countless minor factors to consider, it's simple to overlook a few of them. The one thing you overlooked could have a major bearing on the final product. Here's where having a contractor on hand can be quite helpful for staying on schedule and organised.

    Lack Of Involvement With The Contractors

    All parts of a renovation project require constant communication. An independent contractor may make routine, day-to-day choices without consulting you in order to keep the project on track. Your level of control will increase, and you'll be able to anticipate and prevent difficulties, if you keep in close contact with the contractor.

    Going Over Budget

    It could be trickier than you think to stick to your financial plan. However, if you prepare for the worst, you can keep your spending in check. Try to save money in other areas if you need to splurge on the toilet.

    Time Your Shopping

    Although the bathroom's furnishings (such as the shower/bath, toilet, and sink) may appear less important than the decor, it is still important to make these major selections before moving on to the smaller items.

    The rest of the furnishings can be arranged around these key pieces, and your taste in accent pieces may evolve as the area takes shape. There is no substitute for timing. The room can't be finished until the large pieces are in place. As an additional consideration, remember that the delivery period for special-order fittings can be several weeks.

    Not Enough Storage

    You probably wouldn't want to leave everything you keep in the restroom out for everyone to see. There should be a lot of space for things like clean towels, a supply of toilet paper, and cosmetics and toiletries. All of these things belong in the bathroom, and they need a place to live, so make sure you have a plan for how to store them.

    Outlet Placements

    How often do you use a hair dryer? If so, a convenient plug-in near the mirror is a must. Would you like to use the shower time to charge your phone? In what place is that going to occur? In the same vein...

    Not Solving Existing Problems

    It is very simple to become enamoured with the idea of having a luxurious and attractive toilet. However, if you find that the current placement of the bathroom's toilet is inconvenient, you should consider relocating it before investing in a jetted tub. You don't want to complete the redesign just to realise some of the things on your wish list were left off. One simple precaution you can take, even if you opt to live elsewhere throughout the renovation, is to maintain your updated Wants & Needs List on hand. An wonderfully remodelled toilet is on the horizon. Okay, so let's get going. All the best!


    This post is meant to serve as a guide for anyone who are considering a bathroom remodel. Bathroom selection is simplified by this article's helpful recommendations. Get everyone the space they need to be comfortable. Consider the needs of those who may require assistance entering or exiting the restroom, such as those with mobility impairments. See how much room you have by taking measurements of the tub and its surrounding walls.

    If you don't have the space for a combined shower and tub, a jacuzzi tub is another viable alternative. Be sure to indicate where everything will go in the finished bathroom design. If you need to reroute your electrical wiring or replace your plumbing as part of your makeover, you should expect to pay a professional anywhere from $200 per hour to $300 an hour. Installing a shower stall is a good alternative to a bathtub if you don't need the extra space. It's highly likely that mould will start growing in a bathroom without proper ventilation.

    Determine what percentage of the task you will do in-house and what percentage you will delegate to a contractor. Plan prepared and order supplies early, since a bathroom remodel might take several weeks. Try knocking on some neighbours' and friends' doors and asking to use their facilities. Please use an alternate bathroom if you have one available during the renovation. Renovations should not commence until after the order has been placed.

    Bathroom renovations that are too extensive yet don't take much time or work are justified. The consequences of a bathroom accident can spread quickly through a household. Put money towards an hour with a designer to seek advice on how to improve the look of a public toilet.

    Content Summary

    1. In that scenario, this essay's suggestions for streamlining the renovation process should come in handy.
    2. Finding a contractor, finalising the project's design and supplies, establishing a realistic schedule, and ensuring that everything goes off without a hitch are all handled.
    3. Using the tips in this article, you should be able to plan a renovation that the whole family will enjoy.
    4. The Vanity in the Master Bath The master bathroom is your own personal haven after a long day.
    5. More than any other bathroom in your home, the atmosphere and functionality of your master bathroom are crucial.
    6. When the master bathroom is shared, there are a few more details to consider.
    7. Get everyone the space they need to be comfortable. Consider how to make your content accessible at all times.
    8. Kid-Friendly Restroom It's possible that this restroom serves many roles but has been modified to accommodate children.
    9. Reducing the height of the vanity's countertop might make using the sink much simpler for children.
    10. Consider your visitors' safety by putting in non-slip flooring.
    11. Finally, think ahead about where to store your children's bathroom necessities.
    12. Factors in Accessibility Is a wider door required in the bathroom? is a grab bar necessary? are all examples of features that are usually included in accessible bathrooms.
    13. There could be times when you need to take a load off and sit down at the sink or in the shower.
    14. Depending on the space available, your design preferences, and your budget, you may be able to pick between a freestanding shower, a shower/tub combo, and a separate tub.
    15. The first step is to consider the big picture, or the scope of the project you intend to undertake.
    16. Having settled on a general strategy, you should consider the length of time required to rebuild the bathroom and decide if it is worth it.
    17. Since this is the case, sprucing up the look of the bathroom is not something to feel bad about.
    18. You may get a sense of the available space in your bathroom by measuring its length and width.
    19. The mood of a room can be completely transformed simply by altering the paint colour or installing a brand new vanity.
    20. If your present bathroom layout works for you, then changing just one feature will save you both time and money.
    21. Test out a new bathroom vanity and matching towel rack to see if you can solve all your bathroom woes with just a few inexpensive changes.
    22. When planning a budget for a partial renovation, it is recommended that you look up the prices of the items you wish to replace and then set aside around 20% more than the cost.
    23. You might look at pictures of bathrooms with layouts you like and use those as examples.
    24. Bathrooms decorated in a rustic style are warm and inviting because of the inclusion of natural elements like wood.
    25. If you want a particular colour scheme in the bathroom, pick out the paint or tile first.
    26. Instead of spending more money on new bathroom accessories, just make sure the ones you have already match the decor.
    27. It's recommended to paint the walls a dominating colour (say, 60% of the room), a complementary colour (30%), and an accent colour (10%).
    28. You may visualise how new or replacement lighting and other fixtures would look in a given space by drawing them in.
    29. Writing down your restoration plans is a good way to see if they are doable.
    30. Think about how you'll manage your bathroom demands in the long term.
    31. You can cut costs on the project by reusing the pipes and cables that are already there.
    32. If you need to reroute any of the electricity or plumbing as part of your renovation, it is highly advised that you get professional help.
    33. Select the rest of your furnishings taking into account the colour and design of the initial item.
    34. The lighting of a room should not be an afterthought but rather an integral part of the design process.
    35. It's a good idea to keep any cabinets in the bathroom you have.
    36. Installing a shower stall is a good option if you don't need a full tub but could use the extra space for other purposes.
    37. Tile and vinyl are common bathroom flooring materials due to their longevity and resistance to moisture.
    38. Pick a colour and design that goes well with the rest of your bathroom for a cohesive look.
    39. Heated flooring are a great solution if you don't want to get out of the shower or bath onto cold tiles.
    40. If there isn't any ventilation in your bathroom, you should get some.
    41. Even if you put in a window in your bathroom, mildew and mould can still grow there if you don't have a fan.
    42. Carefully consider the project at hand and decide whether or not you want to handle it alone or if you need professional help.
    43. The amount of work you do yourself versus outsourcing is something you need to decide.
    44. If you decide to hire a contractor, one of the first things you should do is make sure they are authorised to carry out the work.
    45. Advice: If you need to have new plumbing or electrical wiring installed in your home, you should always hire specialists.
    46. For a complete overhaul, you should budget for around five to six weeks.
    47. Renovating a bathroom by hand can take a long time.
    48. Make sure you plan the project when you will have the time to give it, whether you're doing it alone or with aid from experts.
    49. The phases of plumbing, demolition, electrical work, flooring, painting, and installing fixtures should all be completed early in the rehabilitation process.
    50. It is recommended that you place your order at least one month before you want to start renovations because delivery of your fixtures could take anywhere from two weeks to four weeks, depending on where you purchase.
    51. Keep the following in mind when upgrading public restrooms to avoid the difficulties that others have experienced. Overly-ambitious Diy Do-it-yourself A bathroom renovation is worthwhile if it can be completed quickly and with minimum disruption to daily life.
    52. Do not act as though you are knowledgeable in electrical systems, plumbing, or building if you are not.
    53. If your toilet is not properly installed, it could leak and cause damage to your floors.
    54. A contractor can help you find the most qualified workers and ensure that you adhere to all applicable regulations.
    55. Underutilized Lighting Most restrooms have either poor lighting or lighting that is unappealing to the eye.
    56. These are all simple lighting mistakes to avoid.
    57. Squeezing Too Much Into A Narrow Channel You'll just have to use the restrooms as best you can.
    58. A Failure to Coordinate With Outside Firms Maintaining open lines of dialogue is essential for the success of any refurbishment project.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Renovation

    Remodel a Bathroom in 7 Steps

    • Remove Bathroom Fixtures.
    • Install the New Shower or Tub. 
    • Lay the New Flooring. 
    • Hang Drywall and Start Painting. 
    • Install Cabinets and Vanity. 
    • Update Lighting. 
    • Hook Up the Plumbing.


    The first step in any renovation project is to demolish your existing bathroom. If you want to keep the layout of your bathroom but simply update the fixtures and surfaces, you may be able to limit how much work is done during demolition.

    An average-sized bathroom is 36-40 square feet for an apartment or small home. This site is the available size as it encompasses both ¾ baths as well as full baths, giving you just about enough room for a shower, a bath, a sink and a toilet.

    On average, bathroom remodels cost about $10,000. The most budget-friendly remodel can be done for $2,500, while high-end projects can be upwards of $30,000. The cost will vary depending on the scope.

    You essentially want to spend about 5 to 10 per cent of the total value of your home when you're thinking about a bathroom renovation budget. For example, if your home is worth $200,000, you'd want to limit your bathroom updates to between $10,000 and $20,000.

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