3 Questions to Ask Before a Bathroom Remodel
You have been thinking about remodeling your bathroom for a while now, have saved all your pennies, and have the number of a reputable bathroom remodeler. Before you dial, however, there are some serious questions you should ask yourself before undertaking your bathroom project.
What to Ask Before a Bathroom Remodel
Undertaking any home project is a serious matter, especially if it involves remodel or renovation. A key area of your home is the bathroom, as we tend to spend a decent amount of time in it. On top of that, a good bathroom remodel can increase the value of your home, while a bad one can – well, be a poor investment to say the least.
Because of that, it is crucial for homeowners – be they from Gwinnett County, Gainesville, North Georgia, or anywhere across the United States – to put their thinking caps on and ask some well thought out questions before calling a bathroom remodeler.
What is My Bathroom Remodeling Budget
Before you make any preparations for your bathroom remodel or renovation, the absolute first question you should ask yourself is this: what is my bathroom remodeling budget? The answer to this vital question will help you frame out the entire project. When figuring out what your budget is, try to be realistic. Make a list of “must-have” and “wants” and prioritize the essentials.
While you are at it, be certain that you include a contingency budget. This back-up money is reserved for emergency situations only (perhaps you find mold behind a wall or poor electrical work from past renovations) and is usually equal to 10-20% of your overall budget.
Why Am I Remodeling or Renovating My Bathroom
This next question may seem like a no-brainer, but if you are considering a bathroom remodel in North Georgia (or anywhere else for that matter), then you may want to ask yourself the obvious question: why am I remodeling or renovating my restroom? Is it because I need more space or want to install a stylish claw-foot bathtub or soaker tub, in addition to my shower? Is it because a loved one has fallen ill and can no longer access the restroom? Perhaps they need a wheel-in shower, grab bars and raised toilet. Or maybe you just want to have extra bathroom storage or that bathroom spa retreat you so rightly deserve.
Whatever the reason, be sure that you have a legitimate one before you consider construction in your home.
Who Will Be Accessing the Restroom
This question is more important than you might initially think. Sure, your everyday family members will be using the bathroom, but how about friends and extended family? Do any of these people have accessibility or mobility issues? Are any family members or friends that might use the restroom more advanced in age – or are you, yourself – and may need a more accessible bathroom in the near future? If so, you will want to seek out a specialist in age-in-place bathroom design or universal bathroom design.
These universal remodeling professionals will help ensure your bathroom is usable by your family and friends no matter their ability level, all while making sure it is beautiful and matches the aesthetics of the rest of your home.
Bathroom Remodel and Renovation in North Georgia
If you need a bathroom remodel, bathroom renovation, or bathroom addition and live in Gainesville or the North Georgia area, give Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling a call and see how we can help you make your house a home!