The Dos and Don’ts of Bathroom Renovation

September 2, 2022

Revamping a bathroom allows you to bring a personal touch to your home. Whether you’re looking to embark on a bathroom cabinet remodel to increase your storage space or a complete bathroom makeover to increase your home’s resale value,  we’re here to help you do it right.

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Bathroom Remodel: What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

DO Figure Out Your Design Inspiration

It's best to have a clear idea of what you want your renovated bathroom to look like before tearing up the flooring or installing a rainforest shower. Since technology has made it easier for anyone to plan a bathroom renovation, you’ll want to take advantage of the digital tools at your disposal. You can find a slew of resources online to help you evaluate your needs, set goals, and find inspiration.

Once you’ve zeroed in on a design inspiration that defines your style, you shouldn’t feel compelled to copy everything. Enjoy the freedom of picking and choosing elements from various styles until you land on the look you want.  

DON’T Be Unrealistic About Your Budget

When the urge to do a bathroom remodel strikes, it usually comes with a lot of power – especially when you feel ready to spruce up your space. However, don’t be that person who jumps into a project without setting up a budget for it.  

Moreover, your budget will determine exactly how your bathroom renovation goes. It will be your guiding light as you piece the fine details together. Moreover, setting a budget helps you figure out what you're willing to pay for the products and services you choose. It also prevents you from adding more expenses to your overall renovation costs.

You'll want to be realistic about your budget, especially if you have only a limited amount of money to work with. You'll have to stick to what you can afford and not overspend on certain items. Otherwise, you might end up with disappointing results after cutting corners somewhere.

However, it's important to note that extra costs do arise. For this reason, it's best to err on the side of caution by adding 15 to 20 percent to your budget for surprise expenditures.

DO Ensure Ventilation and Lighting

Moisture can take its toll on finishes and surfaces because it breeds mold and mildew. You’ll want to avoid this problem by ensuring proper ventilation. Additionally, the space should get plenty of light. While installing a ceiling feature for general lighting is a must, you may have to consider adding task lighting in a shower or sconces near the vanity, depending on your bathroom’s layout.

DON’T Move Fixtures Unless You Have To

Rearranging the layout of your sink, shower, and toilet isn't always worth the extra expense unless you're dealing with a challenging or cramped space. If you don't want to triple your plumbing costs, try your best not to make any changes to your bathroom's plumbing system.

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DO Choose the Right Materials

Bathrooms undergo stress from quick temperature shifts to high moisture levels. Unless you're willing to run the risk of dealing with warped or mildewed floors, vanities, and walls, choosing the appropriate materials for a bathroom is best. For example, you'll want to ensure that your wood vanity can stand the test of time and that your wallpaper can withstand high humidity.

Consider porcelain when choosing a suitable material for flooring, walls, and bathroom sinks. Besides contributing to the overall aesthetic, porcelain tiles are designed to handle plenty of moisture and resist bacteria, odors, and staining. You'll also want to opt for larger tiles so that you can minimize grout lines and make upkeep easier for you.

DON’T Forget About Storage

You wouldn't want to be that rookie renovator who focuses too much on aesthetics without considering functional storage. Otherwise, you might end up with a space that feels cramped and challenging to navigate because of a vanity that's too clunky and dominating. A cluttered and messy bathroom due to poor storage can detract from its aesthetics and harmony and make it frustrating to use.

Cabinetry is one of the most critical elements of a bathroom remodel because cabinets are the key to a well-organized bathroom. Prime locations for functional cabinets are under the sink, next to the shower, or above the toilet.  

They eliminate the need for your bathroom products and items to be on the counter or in other visible areas for your guests to see. Since there's no such thing as too much storage, it's best to have cabinets under the sink, next to the shower, or above the toilet to keep your essentials, such as extra soap, shampoo, toothpaste, medicine, towels, washcloths, and more.

You can opt for beautiful stock bathroom cabinetry recessed into the wall that houses your shaver, toothbrush, makeup, and other vital items. You might also want to add open shelves for your fluffy, fresh towels, attractive toiletries, and accessories.

DO Hire an Expert  

Since a bathroom is an essential space, seasoned DIYers gulp and take a deep breath before tackling a bathroom renovation. Once they do, they're under tremendous pressure to get the area remodeled and back into service as quickly as possible.

Besides being a sizeable investment, a bathroom remodeling project is dense, tight work where every square foot counts. Additionally, it's all about highly skilled trades. For these reasons, hiring an experienced team of professionals is best to ensure a successful outcome.

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Looking for an Expert in Bathroom Cabinet Remodel?

At Cabinet Direct Club, we believe in exceptional quality, unmatched value, and personal customer service. We offer free in-home consultation or with the measurements you provide. Furthermore, we’ll give you a 3D rendering of your beautiful new bathroom space and a detailed proposal for the best products and services associated with your dream project.

The project proposal will also include the affordable cost of your existing cabinets' complete removal and disposal. You can count on us to protect the adjacent areas as we clean up.

Since we have more than two decades of carpentry and masonry experience, expect to see professional and detailed craftsmanship for your cabinet installation. If you’re ready to bring your vision to life, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

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