Top 10 Things to Know Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

Beautiful bathrooms can help us feel calm, refreshed, and a little bit luxurious, yet when it comes to remodeling bathrooms, people are often left feeling overwhelmed. Below, we will dive into some bathroom remodeling tips from the experts at PDX Restorations which will leave you feeling prepared and confident to tackle your next project.

1. Use a contractor that specializes in bathroom remodeling.

Selecting a contractor with specific expertise in bathroom remodeling ensures that the project is executed with precision and attention to detail. Their experience in dealing with the unique challenges of bathroom spaces can make a significant difference in the overall outcome.

2. Visualize how you will utilize the space.

Before embarking on the remodeling journey, take the time to visualize how you want to use the space. Consider your daily routines, storage needs, and the overall aesthetic you aim to achieve. This will guide your decisions throughout the planning process. ( View YouTube video on Top 10 Design Tips for Bathrooms )

3. Create a complete list of selections and choices.

Compile a comprehensive list of the materials, fixtures, and design elements you want in your new bathroom. This list will serve as a valuable reference point during the decision-making process and ensure that your vision is accurately translated into the remodel. ( Download our free Selections Check List )

4. Plan for Niches and Recesses for extra storage.

Strategically plan for niches and recessed storage areas in your bathroom design. These thoughtful additions not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also provide practical solutions for storing toiletries and maintaining a clutter-free space.

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5. Upgrade ventilation.

Adequate ventilation is essential in a bathroom to prevent moisture-related issues. Consider upgrading ventilation systems to ensure proper air circulation, reduce humidity, and protect your newly remodeled space from potential damage.

6. Upgrade lighting.

Lighting can significantly impact the ambiance of your bathroom. Opt for a combination of task lighting, ambient lighting, and accent lighting to create a functional and inviting space. Consider energy-efficient fixtures for both practicality and sustainability.

7. Create a realistic schedule.

Develop a realistic and well-thought-out schedule for the entire remodeling process. This includes planning for each phase of construction, deliveries, and any potential setbacks. A well-managed schedule helps keep the project on track and minimizes disruptions.

8. Create a realistic budget.

Establishing a realistic budget is crucial for a successful bathroom remodel. Consider all expenses, including materials, labor, and unforeseen costs. Having a clear budget from the start ensures that your project aligns with your financial expectations.

9. Prepare mentally & emotionally for the disturbance.

Acknowledge that a bathroom remodel can be disruptive to your daily routine. Prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for the temporary inconveniences. Knowing that the end result will be worth the short-term disturbances can help ease the process.

10. Prepare an after-remodel follow up plan

After the remodel is complete, have a follow-up plan to address any adjustments, concerns, or additional enhancements. This proactive approach ensures that your newly renovated bathroom continues to meet your expectations in the long run.

Learn about the PDX process.

How to connect with us regarding a bathroom remodeling project. What to expect, how does the remodeling process and design process work.

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