How to Plan a Bathroom Remodel (Part 1 of Four Part Series)
A well planned bathroom layout and design helps you make the most of your space, reflects your personal style, and gives you the features and elements that make using the space a joy each day. There are many ways to undertake your bathroom remodel, from the complete DIY (do-it-yourself) approach to engaging a design-build firm. Apart from the decision of whether you are undertaking this project on your own or hiring a professional, it important to define the scope of your project before any work commences.
To define the scope of your project, it helps to contemplate a few details as you plan your remodel. For example, consider whether you want to update the current elements or create an entirely new layout. Some projects are simple renovations where outdated elements are simply replaced with updated items. Some projects may involve moving existing elements to a new location, enlarging the current space, removing or adding walls, moving plumbing, adding electrical. This is what is known as a remodel project. While some simple updates can be easily performed yourself, more complex updates and new layouts benefit greatly from a designer’s expertise. A designer's expertise at the front end of a project can help avoid a headache after the project has begun. They assist the homeowner in identifying key considerations from plumbing and electrical, wall placements, adequate clearance for new elements as well as movement around the space. Four major updates most often considered are vanities, showers/tubs, flooring and lighting. We will expand our discussion on these areas in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!