In need of a modern master bathroom remodel? With tons of factors to consider and options to assess, remodelling can be an overwhelming task. This article will walk you through the entire process from A to Z in just four simple steps to give you the tools, inspiration, and knowledge you’ll need to get the job done.
Here’s your modern master bathroom design planning guide in 4 simple steps.
Step 1: Determine the Design & Function
The first and most important step is determining the design and function you’d like your bathroom to achieve.
Ask yourself this: “How do you use your bathroom?”
Don’t worry you don’t have to answer too personally! But, consider how your bathroom serves you to help determine what your remodel will include in terms of functionality and design.
Here are some important questions to consider:
- Do you use the bathtub, the shower, or both?
- Do you use the shower at all or does your bathroom serve more like a powder room?
- How many people use the bathroom?
- Do you want a spa-like feel or is your bathroom used more for practicality?
Based on the function your bathroom serves, you can determine the design. Here are some design options:
- Spa-inspired bathrooms
- Full bathrooms
- Three-quarter bathrooms
- Half bathrooms and powder rooms
Step 2: Assess Your Bathroom Needs
After you decide on the design and function of your bathroom, you’ll want to assess your needs for a remodel.
What are you looking for that your existing bathroom does not give you? More space? Updates? Extra storage? Do you want to add a bath or a double sink? Do you need to change the height of your vanity?
Consider what you want to add (or take away) from your current bathroom.
Step 3: Go Over Costs & Budget
You may have an idea for a luxurious spa-style bathroom. But, is it worth it if your family will be living off of cereal to make up for the expenses? Will the costs offset other home-improvement projects you want to get done?
Go over the expenses and your budget with a realistic mindset. Do your homework and consider all of your options to get the most cost-effective deals.
It’s also a good idea to choose all of the fixtures and material you will use before you begin the process, to allow for a realistic estimation of the costs.
Another factor you’ll want to keep in mind is that surprises often occur during remodels, so expect to spend a little more than your original plan.
Step 4: Hiring a Team & Getting to Work
A bathroom renovation can be a rather laborious task due to the compact space. You’ll want the right team of professionals by your side to help get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.
There are certainly aspects of the bathroom renovation you can do yourself to save some money. But there are other areas that you just don’t want to go at alone.
Here are a few key professionals you’ll want as part of your “bathroom dream team”:
- A plumber
- An electrician
- A tile professional
- A cabinet professional
- A carpenter
Here are some projects that are safe to do alone:
- Tilework (if you feel comfortable setting a toilet and cutting tile)
- Fixture replacement
Be sure to plan accordingly and follow these simple steps, and you will be on your way to your dream bathroom.