4 Questions to Ask Before a Bathroom Renovation

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Bathrooms are usually the smallest rooms in your home and a place you likely spend some significant time in. Because of these reasons, they’re also one of the areas most commonly renovated. If you’re thinking of selling in the next little while, the bathroom is one area that can make or break a decision when people are looking at houses for sale.

So, if you’re about to start a bathroom renovation, there are some things you should think about in advance. Here are some questions you need to think about and discuss with your contractor before you start.

 

How Much Space Do You Have?

You may have dreams of a walk-in shower and large bathtub, but you may have to adjust them if your bathroom is on the smaller side. Take a good look at your measurements and realistically think about what you can fit in. You can still have a fantastic-looking bathroom, but you may need to concede a dream or two. Of course, you could always expand if you have an unused space beside the bathroom — but that will create a whole different type of project that will be more involved and require more time.

 

What Type of Design Are You Thinking of?

Think about the type of design you’re craving in your bathroom. If you’re looking for some ideas on what’s hot these days, check out our previous post on current design trends.

When planning your design, you’ll need to take into consideration the space you have as well as how practical it will be. If anyone with mobility issues uses this bathroom, you may want to incorporate rails and maybe even a shower seat. You may also need to plan for more space to move around in. And if you don’t have any storage in or around your bathroom, you may want to incorporate shelving or a small closet into your bathroom.

However, it’s essential to consult with your contractor before you make any final decisions. Perhaps you would prefer a certain type of flooring, but there’s a reason why that may not work in your bathroom.

 

Who Will Be Using the Bathroom?

If you won’t be the only person using the bathroom, it’s important to get feedback from everyone who does. Perhaps they have a good argument for getting double sinks, moving the toilet, or any other design aspect you hadn’t considered.

 

What’s Your Plan During the Renovation?

If this is your only bathroom or full bathroom in your home, you’ll need to find out if and how you can use it during your bathroom renovation. And even if you have another bathroom to use within your home, you may need to have a family plan on who uses it first in the morning, if long baths are allowed, and any other issues which you may anticipate by having more people using the bathroom.

 

A bathroom renovation can add incredible value to your home — both in market value and enjoyment, and it’s typically one of the easier renovations to do within your home. For more information on increasing the value of your home, or if you want to look at houses for sale in Victoria, please contact the Garman Group.