Whether you’re remodeling your bathroom to add to your home value, accommodate someone with special needs, or just reinvigorate the room, creating and sticking to a bathroom remodel checklist can help make sure the job gets done fast, correctly, and on-budget. Here are just a few things to keep in mind.
Be as “Hands-On” as Possible. Knowing the design and overall layout is a great first step, but be sure to get a feel, literally, for the fixtures you’ll be using. Don’t buy a sink until you’ve seen it and touched it, to get a feel for its actual dimensions. If you’re tiling, make sure the tiles are the size you think they are, and not too big or too small. And yes, be sure you visit the showroom in person so you can actually sit on the toilet you’ll be installing.
More Talk, Less Action. Normally we hear “less talk, more action”. But whenever you’re embarking on a large project, the longer you spend making sure you and your bathroom remodeling contractors are absolutely in sync with what you want to happen, the fewer chances there will be for mistakes that can send the total cost to remodel well past your budget limitations.
Budget for Cleaning. There’s bound to be a big mess after any renovation project. If you have the time and are meticulously inclined, you can tackle it on your own. However, many people opt to hire professional cleaning companies to come in after a project is finished, in order to start the new room off right. If you hire cleaners, remember to account for the cost in your bathroom remodel checklist and initial budget. It’s heartbreaking to think you came in right on the money, only to realize there’s still cleaning to pay for.
A remodeling checklist can help you get things done right, the first time, no matter the project and no matter the scope. Set your goals, plan your steps, and stick to it, and you’ll be enjoying your new room in no time. Links like this.