Remodeling the Bathroom

Remodeling the bathroom tends to be one of the most challenging elements because many people decide that they want to completely rearrange every element of their bathroom, including the plumbing. This is something that can easily become a very costly project, so it’s important to invest in the right professionals and ensure that you know exactly what you are doing. Bathrooms can be extended or changed into spaces that are able to accommodate ‘his and her’ styles that will ensure both parties have their own equal space. When remodeling this area, it’s important to ensure that any plumbing changes are kept to match code regulations in your region.



If you have a general idea of how you would like for your bathroom to look, then it’s a good idea to either get pictures of the items that you want to have in your bathroom or sketch out some examples of your goals for the project. You can also get ideas by looking at pictures in magazines, checking out websites online, and trying out a variety of remodeling apps that may be able to provide you with examples. Using Pinterest is a great way to get examples of what you would like your bathroom to look like; it’s also a great tool that you can use for brainstorming and building on the ideas that you had created previously.



Remodeling a bathroom can become fairly expensive if you are not careful. This is because of all of the fixtures and appliances that you may purchase in order to make the bathroom look more updated. Replacing the plumbing and handling any problem areas may also be fairly expensive. You may remodel your bathroom and find that there are plumbing or electrical issues that need to be handled immediately, for example. It’s a good idea to be open minded to the costs that you may have to pay when working on a bathroom project. Generally you can get away with remodeling a bathroom for a few thousand dollars or less. Sometimes if you are doing minimal remodeling tasks, you can do this project for around $1000, but that can be challenging depending on how much you want to change in the bathroom itself.



If you don’t know how to remodel your own bathroom or you realize that you are going to be dealing with plumbing issues, then you should hire professionals that will know how to appropriately handle the situation. They should have several years of experience and be able to provide you with information about references from previous projects. It’s a good idea to check out all of their references and ask for photographs of their previous work in terms of aesthetic results. For plumbing issues, you may want to hire a plumber separately to handle the majority of the issues. This way you can be certain that the work is being taken care of properly and that you’re dealing with a licensed professional.

Amy Wright
Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.

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