5 Things to Keep in Mind During a Bathroom Remodel - Rachel Teodoro

5 Things to Keep in Mind During a Bathroom Remodel

This post is written by me on behalf of Sears Home Services. All opinions are 100% my own.

A bathroom remodel can be expensive. In fact, it's the second most expensive remodel you can take on behind your kitchen. However, when a bathroom is remodeled well, it can easily pay for itself.  I have some easy and inexpensive updates that you can make during your bathroom remodel that will give you the luxury you are looking for and the timeless design that will give you the return on your investment you need.

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5 Things to Keep in Mind During a Bathroom Remodel
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Make a Plan

You need a functional space when it comes to a bathroom, so make sure you are planning ahead. Swapping out one toilet or vanity for another sounds easy enough, but you need to consider the various heights and sizes of the fixtures you are selecting for your space. 

It's always most cost-effective to stick with the current footprint of your space. It's also a good idea to stick with the same size fixtures so that they can attach to the current plumbing {if that doesn't need an update} and water source.

Trust the Pros

I'm all about a good DIY project and saving money by putting in your own sweat equity when you can, however, there are some projects that you should leave to the pros. Sometimes having them do the work isn't that much more expensive than doing it on your own and you don't want to be down a functional bathroom for too long. I promise you. 

You also want to make sure you have proper installation during your remodel. The stakes are high! Water can seep into incorrectly installed flooring or tile and cause issues like mold and rot.
Check out this list for DIY bathroom remodel mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Stick with a Timeless Design

Design trends come and go, and it's easy to get caught up in the latest trends. However, in order to get the most return on your investment, stick with a timeless neutral design. Remember those pink sinks from the 60's or those black toilets from the 90's? If you love color, stick with an accent color in your towels or accessories.

Consider Your Materials

Bathrooms work hard and need to be durable to hold up to a lot of use. The surfaces are wet often and if you have a tub or shower you will have a lot of moisture. While you may love the look of hardwood floors, they aren't a good choice for a bathroom. Consider faux wood tile instead. 
You also want to select materials that low-maintenance. Try to steer clean of hard-to-clean grout and temperamental stone and wood surfaces.

Take Advantage of the Small Space

Most bathrooms don't have a lot of square footage, which means you can usually select some high-end finishes and still stay on budget. We installed heated flooring in our bathroom remodel and were surprised at how affordable it was in our small space. Do the math and calculate the cost, you may be able to afford more than you thought if you are working with a small space.

Sears Home Improvement offers bathroom remodeling services for any budget. Use these tips and start dreaming up your beautiful space. Sears bathroom remodeling experts can work with you to get the bathroom design that you want. Right now, you can save $500 on bathroom remodels of $1500 or more with Sears Home Services. Set up your free in-home consultation today!

disclaimer: This post is written by me on behalf of Sears Home Services. All opinions are 100% my own. I wouldn't tell you about something I didn't love. Promise.

12 comments

Abbey Co. Seattle said...

Great post! I agree that materials are very important in bathrooms - there is so much moisture that something laminate, wood, or just in general not well made will start to show wear quickly!

Courtney Blacher said...

These article is really useful, I loved reading it. And your bathroom looks really nice.

Kendra said...

Great tips! I want to remodel our bathroom soon and these will come in handy!

Eileen Lazazzera said...

These are some great tips for bathroom remodels. I've been wanting to do mine for awhile, but it cost and trouble is holding me back.

Kaitlin Ryan said...

These are great tips! We have remodeled a couple of bathrooms through the years, and it is so important to do it right. Like you said, you don't want water seeping into places it shouldn't be. It is also a good idea to go with timeless. This way you don't have to keep updating if you happen to stay in the same house for decades.

Krystal Butherus said...

I'd like to redo our showers with new tile and upgrade the flooring. These are good ideas to get started!

SkinnyOver40 said...

I have only redone our bathroom a few times in a big way. Other than that just buying a new color scheme has always excited me. We are moving to a new condo and am excited create a whole new oasis.

Heather said...

We are hoping to add another bathroom to our home in the near future. These are great tips. I live in an older home, almost 100 years old, so we have seen the benefit of timeless designs.

Catvills said...

These are all great tips! We have had our master bath remodeled and I am loving it, especially the lighting fixtures and the additional shelves. I actually even enjoy cleaning it now. :)

Donah Davila said...

I agree to this. There are really times that a pro would do things better. And they have the important machinery which makes them easier to do such task.

Ron Leyba said...

Great tips about bathroom remodeling. This can surely help people who are thinking about remodeling their own bathroom.

Slate Countertops said...

These are great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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