Bathroom renovations are awesome. They’re an affordable way to totally change up an area of your home you use all the time. We’re all for it! Who wouldn’t want to come home to a luxurious frameless glass shower and wash the day away in a personal oasis?? No one, exactly. But, like all things that cost more than $9.99, there are some things to consider before you get started.
First, the money! Before you get your hopes up of a dream bathroom, decide on a budget! Make sure you know what you are willing to spend and on what items. This is a super important step whether you’re considering doing it yourself or if you’re hiring a contractor because it helps set parameters for the entire project.
Next, decide what is going to be updated. Do you want to completely change the layout of your bathroom or just upgrade the pieces already in place? Either way, you’ll need to carefully measure the space and make some crucial decisions. Don’t worry- we can help with this part!
Every bathroom needs a good source of light! Here you will need to decide if you want natural light (and how much) or a series of light fixtures. Frameless and semi-frameless glass showers help light flow in a room so this is another factor to consider before making any final decisions.
Ventilation! Most of us have small fans in the ceilings of our bathrooms that help de-steam them after our hot showers, but windows are also a great option. Talk with your contractor about the potential for a window in the bathroom that can help with keeping air dry during and after showers!
Finally, and this is our favorite part, communicate! Before you sign on any dotted lines, double check with yourself that you have conveyed all of your hopes, dreams and expectations to your contractor or DIY partner. There’s nothing worse than getting halfway through a project to realize you’re not a fan of how it’s coming together.
So there you have it folks. Ease into your bathroom renovation and make sure you’ve covered all your bases!