Are you looking to update your home this spring? Why not finally remodel that bathroom? You know the one!  This first thing to consider when tackling a renovation project is your skill level. While you may be confident in your home project skillset, it’s important to know your limits and don’t be shy about calling a professional for more involved installations like plumbing and electrical.

Build a Roadmap

Before getting crazy with a sledge hammer, consider your needs. How will you use the space day-to-day? By thinking of your daily activities, you can create a bathroom specific to you and your family. Some considerations include what you like about your current setup, what features you are missing, sufficient storage space, energy-efficiency, and aesthetics. Once you get a good idea of your wants and needs, explore designs that fit your map.

Create a budget

While that steam shower may seem like a necessity, your budget may not allow for it. Bathroom remodels can get expensive fast, so prioritize which features are most important to you, and which you can do without. Research the market for options you may think are out of reach. By talking to professionals and even going to home shows, you can create a realistic budget with actual up-to-date pricing.

Save and Splurge

Having your list of priorities comes in handy here. Are you a sucker for tile and finishes, or are you more interested in high-quality toilets, faucets and shower fixtures? We advise you to remember the purpose of your bathroom. With function in mind, we suggest going simple with tiles and backsplash. Consider decorative pieces instead to add color and statements to the bathroom. Don’t skimp on cabinets. Low quality cabinetry are typically made with particle board and won’t hold up to the wet, bathroom environment. We suggest low-maintenance countertops, like quartzite, that are easy to clean. While countertops can really make a statement, you don’t have to get granite to make the bathroom a selling point. By going with a different material, you can save serious money.

Plumbing Fixtures

Showers are evolving into their own room equipped with a wide array features including rain shower heads, color therapy and even aromatherapy. Remember your initial roadmap and what you really want and need in a shower. Whatever your personal preference of shower head, we recommend going for quality pieces. Cheaper models can have finishings peel off and affect the flow of water. You want your bathroom remodel to last and not need to be redone in a few years.

Follow these tips and don’t hesitate to call Action Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric when the time arises.  We’re there 24/7 to help bring you the bathroom of your dreams!