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A Quick and Easy Bathroom Renovation Checklist
Friday, August 13, 2021

A bathroom renovation is a big undertaking—more labor-intensive than many people realize. The bathroom is also an exceedingly popular room to remodel. In fact, out of all the rooms in the house, the guest bathroom is the second most popular.

If you're in the midst of your own bathroom renovation—or you're about to be—it's essential that you are properly prepared. Going into a bathroom renovation, or any type of renovation for that matter, without being ready is a recipe for disaster. To make sure you've got everything all set, creating a bathroom renovation checklist can be useful.

Below, we've gone through the essential stages of preparing for your bathroom remodel, so you won't miss a thing. Read on to learn more.

1. Decide on Your Design

As with any remodel, one of the most important things to decide on before you get started is what you want the room to look when it's complete. This includes things such as tiles and fixtures, but you'll also need to decide on a layout for your room.

Other considerations include what kind of style do you want it to be? Clean and minimalist, or over the top and in your face? It's all up to you, but you should make sure you have a clear vision before you start.

2. Set a Budget

Perhaps the single most significant element of your bathroom remodel will be your budget. This will determine many different other factors, so it's an especially important step.

You should try to cost all of your desired elements so you can have an idea of what you're likely to spend. You'll also have to negotiate the cost with your contractors, of course.

3. Prioritize Essential Elements

Once you've set your budget, you will want to stick to it. This may involve some revisions in terms of your original design plans.

It's hard to be able to fit everything you want into your budget. This is why it's a good idea to decide on what elements matter most to you, to ensure that these things will definitely be included in the finished product. You can then see other areas where you may be able to make some savings.

4. Choose Your Vendors

The materials and companies you choose to work with can make all the difference in a redesign. Choose your vendors carefully, be sure to do your research so you know you're getting good quality products. When it comes to your contractor, the same rule applies: read reviews and make sure to vet any potential companies well.

5. Get Ready to Lose Your Loo

Remodeling your bathroom necessitates losing the use of it for a period of time. This is something you can't forget to take into account. If you have more than one bathroom in your home, this makes things a little easier, but you should still have a contingency plan in place—neighbors, friends, and family are a lifesaver in these scenarios.

Bathroom Renovation Ready

Planning a bathroom renovation? At Cope Construction, we're happy to help! Get in touch with us to see how we can make your bathroom remodel dreams a reality today.