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5 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom

5 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom

So you’ve finally decided to renovate your bathroom – where do you even start? 

Any kind of remodeling can be daunting. This is why we came up with a guide of things you have to put into consideration as you go into the renovation process. 

1. Set your budget.

Set your budget

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Bathroom remodeling requires a solid budget decided upon at the start. Without it, the costs can get out of hand as bathroom renovations can get pretty pricey due to materials and labor costs. 

Before you contact all the renovation contractors, interior designers from the best schools, and carpenters from the job, you have to do your research on the usual costs. Then, you can set a realistic budget that you have to stick to. 

Of course, you can also consult your trusted financial planners and advisors to get a better grasp of your finances and what you can afford at the time. Do know that transforming your home is an investment in your property and your own comfort. 

Note: Sometimes unexpected expenses may arise as you renovate, so make sure to be prepared for that possibility. 

2. Plan the layout of your bathroom first. 

The layout will really depend on the shape and size of the area you’re working with. Do you keep your existing layout? 

That can actually be a lot less expensive. So if you like the general position of the shower, bathtub, toilet, and sink, you can just go for the original layout. 

There are cases where this is not possible, however. If your bathroom was not well-designed, you should consider changing things up a bit. 

An experienced interior designer can help you make the best decisions with the space you have. You can even request a 3-D rendering of your bathroom to help you imagine what that would look like. 

3. Consider the lighting.

Consider the lighting

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Lighting is an important factor that is often overlooked. However, bad lighting can really affect the look of a place based on our experience. 

It’s best if your bathroom gets a lot of natural light. If you can, installing windows and maybe even a skylight can be very beneficial. 

You can control the natural light in your bathroom through window treatments and having blinds installed.  

You also need to consider artificial lighting. A good rule of thumb is to avoid harsh light sources and bare bulbs. 

4. Look into your ventilation.

Look into your ventilation

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Bathrooms are prone to being damp. So if you have a shower or bathtub, you need enough ventilation to avoid mold

Mold can cause huge problems in a bathroom so make sure to schedule inspections when you can. 

Look into windows, vents, and exhaust fans for proper ventilation. However in Canada’s cold weather, it’s best to just have externally vented exhaust fans, we think.  

5. Don’t skimp on materials. 

It’s tempting to cut costs by buying cheaper materials but this can actually be more expensive in the long run. Make sure to get durable materials that will last you longer, look better, and won’t be prone to dampness. 

We hope we were able to help make your renovation planning for your bathroom much easier. Do you have tips for those who are planning to remodel bathrooms? 

Let us know in the comments below. By the way, check out the following related articles: 

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