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What to Consider Before Remodeling your Bathroom
March 12, 2021

Remodeling your bathroom is a HUGE job. Replacing the sink and dragging in a tub might seem easy when they do it on Extreme Home Makeover, but there are a bunch of things to consider before you make a single change.

For starters, your bathroom is a hub of plumbing, electrical, and possibly gas lines in your home. One wrong move could cost you big. Bathrooms are also more prone to wetness, mold, accidents, and germs than anywhere else in your house.

Remodeling your bathroom isn’t just about making it look great. It’s about making your space as functional and safe as possible. Here’s what to consider before you begin.

Builder working inside of a bathroom making renovations.

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Builder working inside of a bathroom making renovations.

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Consult a Pro

Consult a Pro

Google will tell you that everyone and their dog is DIY-ing their bathroom remodel. But it’s not that simple.

You need to have a detailed understanding of your bathroom’s plumbing and wiring as well as issues related to drainage.

This is why you should always get the opinion of a professional contractor before you start your remodel. Even if you want to do the heavy lifting yourself, you should at least get a professional consultation.

This small expense could save you thousands if it prevents damage during your remodel (which it probably will).

Traditional bathroom design with concrete countertops, a large window and a elegant copper undermount sink
Traditional bathroom design with concrete countertops, a large window and a elegant copper undermount sink

Consider the Focal Point

Consider the Focal Point

The toilet should not be the focal point of a bathroom, but it often is in older homes. During your remodel, you can shift the focal point by moving the toilet (difficult) or drawing attention to the sink or bath (easy).

Use color, light, and plants to draw the eye and frame the bath or shower area. Copper and stone sinks make great centerpieces on their own.

You can also place a decorative divider next to the toilet, which often works well in narrow bathrooms. This is highly recommended if you want to use your bathroom as a glam room.

PolyStone vessel bathroom sink with a subway tile backsplash, pampas grass and vintage boho decor.
PolyStone vessel bathroom sink with a subway tile backsplash, pampas grass and vintage boho decor.

Let in More Light

Let in More Light

Many people are disappointed when their remodel doesn’t refresh the feel of their bathroom. This happens because they didn’t increase natural light exposure (or worse, they limited it further).

Even a fantastic remodel can’t change a dim and dreary bathroom.

During your remodel, do all you can to increase the amount of light in your bathroom. Add glass block windows (shower windows are popular), a skylight, or some full-length mirrors.

Upgrade your Plumbing

Upgrade your Plumbing

The best upgrades you can make to your bathroom are the ones you can’t see! If you’re replacing your sink or bath, get larger pipes and new fixtures. This can make your bathroom less prone to clogs and could raise the value of your property.

Bamboo vessel bathroom sinks inside of a traditional bathroom design on an oak vanity with white herringbone backsplash.
Bamboo vessel bathroom sinks inside of a traditional bathroom design on an oak vanity with white herringbone backsplash.

Increase Counter Space

Increase Counter Space

Even if you can’t fit more countertop in your bathroom, you can increase space by opting for a vessel sink. Vessel sinks can boost counter space instantly because they sit on top of the counter and don’t need to be mounted within. This can also create more storage space below the sink.

Remodeling your bathroom is a big job, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. Use these tips as a checklist and your bathroom remodel will go down without a hitch. Need some inspiration? Check out some spectacular bathrooms from around the world to get your remodel rolling!

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