We know the feeling.
Some might say it’s just a bathroom, but to you, it’s a retreat. The only problem is that yours is not giving off the vibe you envision for this in-home getaway. In other words, it’s time for a remodel.
Fortunately, we’ve got tips from home improvement expert Megan Wild, via The Cabin, to make your renovation a bit simpler.
Start by counting your cash.
The average bathroom renovation costs about $10,000, although more costly remodels have price tags of more than $23,000. Make sure you can afford everything you envision before diving in.
After you’ve determined what you can afford overall, it’s time to break down where exactly that money will be allocated.
Most of the time, you can bet that labor will cost about a third of the budget. Unless you’re planning a more superficial update—painting, updating hardware, swapping the shower curtain and more—you should pay an expert to handle the brunt of the hard work.
If you haven’t already got ideas of what you want, you’ll need some inspiration.
So, log onto Pinterest or pick through a few design magazines until you find a handful of looks that spark your interest.
That doesn’t mean you have to copy your bathroom from someone else, or go all out on high-end luxury items, but it can give you some ideas you may not have come up with on your own!
And don’t forget a contingency plan – especially if you only have one bathroom!
…you might have to arrange with a neighbor to use their facilities when necessary or stay with a loved one for a few days while the water’s off. You could even rent a Porta-Potty for a few days and place it in your backyard if it’s inconvenient to leave your house.
NOT a problem you want to solve once your bathroom is torn apart and you have to go!
Finally, you’ll want to guard against going off-script. Stick to both your budget, and your original plan.
Veering from either might cause the project to take longer or cost much more, both of which would make the remodel more of a stressor than it should be; however, if you take all the above precautionary steps, you can go from planning to completion as painlessly as possible. Even better, you’ll end up with the bathroom of your dreams.
Can you think of tips to make the remodeling process less stressful? Drop ’em in the comments!