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Thinking About Bathroom Remodeling? Here's What You Need to Know

Out of all the rooms in your house, the bathroom is probably the most crucial one. It's your first stop at the beginning of the day and your last stop before bed. It can be the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

But when it doesn't function properly or suit your needs—or is just plain ugly—there's nothing relaxing or enjoyable about it. It's just a room you have to use and can't wait to leave.

The washroom of your dreams is closer than you think!

Whether you're looking for a luxurious, spa-like master bathroom or more simple remodeling projects for a dysfunctional bathroom, the team at Mr. Handyman of Wichita Metro Area has the bathroom remodeling expertise needed to transform your washroom from drab to fab.

Planning to remodel a room in your home—especially one as complex as the restroom—can be a big challenge, but it's also a lot of fun! The perfect bathroom remodel can increase the value of your property and gives you a chance to put your own personal style on display.

Follow these six tips to plan your remodel, and you can avoid the pitfalls of a messy, time-consuming construction project while still getting the gorgeous renovation you've been dreaming of.

1. Make a Budget and (Try to) Stick to It

While you might be tempted to shoot for the stars, it's important to do your research and think carefully about how much you can afford to spend before you get started so you don't have an unpleasant surprise when you receive the bill.

There's two key costs that you need to consider: the cost of the materials and fixtures you want to include, and the cost of labor from professionals who offer bathroom remodeling services. You'll also need to consider if you'll need more costly services, like moving the location of a plumbed-in fixture.

Although you don't want to go over your planned budget, it's important to understand that you can't plan for every eventuality and something might pop up that stretches your budget further than expected. Always include some extra padding for those "just in case" scenarios.

2. Think About Future Needs

The next thing to ponder is your life goals and how your bathroom will be used in the future. Planning on selling your house in the next few years? Stick with an attractive, classic remodel that will increase the value of your home.

Maybe you're thinking of having children in the near future—keep in mind that it's pretty difficult to wash a toddler in a shower (they're slippery!) so you'll want a bathtub installed. Or perhaps you're approaching your golden years and plan to age in place in familiar surroundings. If that's the case, consider accommodations that will make life easier for someone with reduced mobility, like a shower seat, raised toilet, grab bars, or walk-in tub.

3. List Every Component, From Large to Small

Make a list of every last component that will go into your new washroom, from the large and obvious stuff to the smaller things that you might not think of right away. Here are some things that might show up on your list:

  • Flooring

  • Walls

  • Windows

  • Tile

  • Bathtub

  • Shower

  • Toilet

  • Sinks

  • Faucets

  • Countertop

  • Cabinets and drawers

  • Drawer knobs and handles

  • Vanity

  • Mirror

  • Lighting

  • Ventilation

  • Towel rack

  • Toilet roll holder

  • Decorative features

Go down your list and think carefully about each item. What will it look like? How will it function? Where will it be located? Will it match or contrast with other items in the room? It might not seem important to think about something like the toilet roll holder right now, but you'll be glad you did when you're enjoying a perfectly functioning, well-designed washroom.

4. Decide on Materials

Your choice of materials can really make or break your remodel. The materials used can affect durability, functionality and, naturally, appearance.

If you're looking for ways to shave down the price of the renovation, consider using less expensive options in some areas. This isn't about using poor quality stuff, because of course you want top-quality materials. But if, for example, you have marble penciled in for your countertops, remember that granite or a man-made material like quartz can be just as durable and appealing.

Also consider which materials will perform best in your home and climate. That's why it's important to hire experts such as Mr. Handyman of Wichita Metro Area—you want a handyman who understands how homes are built and maintained in Kansas and can give you recommendations on the best materials to use.

One more note on materials—don't get too hung up on product trends. It's nice to be "in," but this room is going to be around for a long time and will probably outlive those trends pretty fast, leaving you with an outdated look.

5. Sketch the Layout

Grab a paper and pencil and sketch the layout of your new washroom. This is a good step even if you aren't planning on changing the location of any fixtures, because it'll help you visualize the finished product and notice any weak points in the design. It also helps your handyman understand what you want, enabling them to deliver an easy, stress-free bathroom remodeling experience.

6. Indulge in a Luxury

We know, we know... we told you to stick to your budget, and we stand by that. But, you should make room in the budget for at least one luxury item that you've always wanted. It'll take your washroom from "nice enough" to "luxurious bathroom getaway" and be totally worth it.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Heated tile floors

  • Warming towel racks

  • Wall mount fixtures such as the toilet or washbasin

  • A jetted hot tub-style bath

  • A television (hey, there's nothing wrong with watching TV in the tub!)

Mr. Handyman is Your Bathroom Remodeling Expert!

If you want a quality renovation, you need a handyman service that understands your vision and has the skill, tools, and expertise to make it happen. Look no further than Mr. Handyman of Wichita Metro Area!

Give us a call today at 316-285-1217 , or fill out our request service form, and we'll show you why we're the number one choice for bathroom remodeling.