According to the National Association of Home Builders, bathroom remodels are the most common remodeling projects homeowners will undertake in 2017. To get you started on your own project, here are three helpful tips on how to get the project started and completed with the least amount of trouble.
1. Need vs. Want – What is the most important to you? Although you have been planning a dream bathroom for years, a prioritized list of “must-haves” will make it easier to decide what is in the budget and what is not. Whether it is the fixtures, tile, or vanity, figure out what you need functionally before considering style issues.
2. Budgeting – The average mid-range bathroom remodel in 2016 was about $18,000. When you budget your project, make sure to include the labor, material costs, and extra contingency money for any unexpected emergencies. Working with a contractor will help you balance your budget for your new space.
3. Online design services – Remodeling design experts are now available all over the Internet so take advantage of an affordable online option such as the Online Design Service from Kohler Co. This service allows homeowners three hours of collaboration on FaceTime or phone with a Kohler professional bathroom designer. After a consultation, you will receive a 3D image of your vision with a product list so you can make it come to life.