Bathrooms should be both functional spaces and a reflection of your taste and style. A good bathroom reno can have a huge impact on your Calgary home, giving you a sanctuary where you can relax and soak away the troubles of a long hard day. However, as anyone with home renovation experience will tell you, a bathroom reno can quickly turn into a nightmare if you do not take the time to plan and prepare properly.
Set your budget
The first step of any renovation project is to set a firm budget. You need to work out what you can spend and stick to it. It is always a good idea to add 10% to your budget for unforeseen and additional costs. No renovation project ever runs entirely smoothly, and you need to have some wriggle room in the budget.
Discuss your ideas with your family
If you are going to remodel the family bathroom you need to discuss it with everyone who uses the space. Give them an opportunity to make suggestions regarding fittings, finishes and color schemes before you start. You do not want to be arguing in the middle of the project as this will just slow things down and add to your stress.
Choose your bathroom style
Before you visit your local hardware store, or call in a professional to remodel your bathroom, you need to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. Think carefully about the function of the space as this will help you decide on the appropriate fittings and style. Is it a busy family bathroom that needs a shower, a functional bath and two basins or is it a quiet retreat that requires soft lighting and a big bathtub?
Decide on your bathroom layout
Moving and installing new pipes, water outlets and electrical wires can be costly and time consuming. When you plan your bathroom renovation you need to decide if you are merely going to replace the existing vanity, fittings and tiles or are you going to reconfigure the space entirely?
With careful planning and the right choices, you can take the stress out of your Calgary bathroom renovations.