Bathroom Renovation: Planning the Process

Remodelling your bathroom probably seems pretty simple. I mean, it can be a big project, but youre pretty much just ripping everything out and then replacing it with shiny, new stuff, right? How hard can that be?

If you havent done the proper planning before starting the bathroom remodelling process, it can be pretty hard. A relatively short, contained project can stretch out for weeks longer than originally scheduled, costing you time, money, and frustration.

When you first decide to remodel the bathroom in your Toronto-area home, the first step should be to give the team at Kitchen and Bath a call. They know bathroom remodelling and theyll make sure your project goes off without a hitch.

Why Hire Professionals?

Simply put, professionals know the right questions to ask to figure out what you want and the proper steps to take to ensure that they create it for you. During the preparation stages, there are certain things theyll think about and make note of to make sure things are done right. Here are some of the ways a contractor will help the planning process before the first worker sets foot in your bathroom.

Which Amenities Do You Want?

Your contractor will discuss which items are a must in your newly redesigned bathroom. Do you want a heated towel rack? A rainshower fixture and a glassed-in shower? Do you need extra storage space for towels and toiletries? A contractor will ensure that you get all of the things you need, while guiding and advising you to prevent you from adding so many features that your bathroom begins to seem too busy and cluttered. Working with a professional means youll have someone to help you prioritize. Its important to be clear from the beginning about what you do and dont want. Changing your mind or adding items in the middle of the process will add time, as well as cost, to the project.

Are You Redesigning the Bathroom Footprint?

This is a big one because moving plumbing is no small undertaking. Oftentimes, a bathroom can be redesigned while leaving the original plumbing footprint in place. If your bathroom needs to be redesigned to open it up or maximize space, the best way to do this is by using professional remodelers (as no one wants a leak behind the wall or in the ceiling from a badly-installed pipe). A contractor will make sure not to disturb and damage existing fixtures behind the walls during demolition, as well.  

How Much Do You Want to Spend?
Working with a professional will also be helpful in giving you a clear and realistic idea of budget. They can advise you on the kinds of materials to consider in order to balance quality and expense. Since remodelling is their work, theyll be familiar with the materials that will hold up well to years of use versus the ones that arent worth spending time and money on.

Another helpful way that your contractor can guide you? If youre planning on selling your home in the future, they can guide you in deciding which items are worth spending money on and which ones are a lousy investment. Theyll help you choose colours and an overall design that will be neutral and pleasing to potential buyers. This will help your wallet down the road when youre able to get the maximum price for your home.

If youre going to remodel your bathroBathroom Renovation: Planning the Processomand especially if youre going all-in with a complete redesignit simply makes sense to hire a professional. Give the team at Kitchen and Bath a call at 905 581-3762 and schedule a free in-home consultation to get started.

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