Like many New Jersey homeowners, you may have noticed your bathroom could use a refresh while doing your annual spring cleaning this year. That’s not surprising, since the bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in the house! A rejuvenated bathroom can give your house an updated appearance, improve functionality and feel, and even increase your home’s value.
An experienced bathroom renovation contractor, like Advantage Contracting, should be your first move for bathroom redesign ideas and advice on how to plan a bathroom remodel. We have 25+ years of experience with bathroom renovations in the New Jersey area, so we know how to save you money and help you to avoid costly mistakes while creating your dream bathroom. Here are some basic bathroom design tips to get you started.
Planning Your Bathroom Remodel
Consider Your Bathroom Usage
Do you want a bathroom that will be an efficient place to get ready for work in the morning, or a comfortable space to lounge and pamper yourself in? Will you need accessibility aids for elderly or disabled family members? Will your household grow in the future? These are great questions to ask yourself in the planning stage. Separate your wants from your needs, the necessities from the luxuries. Having a separate “must-have” and “wish list” for your bathroom ahead of time is a great way to add desired factors to your project while considering what you need from the space.
Figure Out Your Budget
It’s easy to get caught up in all the flashy pretty pictures you’ll see on the Internet when researching bathroom redesign ideas, but be realistic about how much money you have to spend. Keep in mind that the more you move fixtures and plumbing around, the more it will cost. Also, add some extra padding to your budget to cover potential unexpected expenses, like unanticipated repair work and delivery costs. Remember to budget your time — and alternate facilities — for renovation, too!
Plan Your Bathroom Layout
Your bathroom contractor will typically start by evaluating the space you already have. You should plan your interior design according to the needs you determined earlier. If you need more space for a bigger tub or counter, your contractor might be able to remove a wall and steal some from an adjoining bedroom or closet. Your cabinet storage space should also be carefully considered for convenient accessibility and volume.
Choose Your Materials
This is where you can bring aesthetics into play. The materials you buy will make the overall style you’re going for pop, whether it be modern, farmhouse, traditional, contemporary, etc.
Bathroom Design Tips:
- For a modern style, choose materials with geometric shapes that are neutral/ basic colors.
- For a farmhouse style, choose materials that fall under an earthy color palette.
- For a traditional style, choose items that are timeless with clean lines.
- For a contemporary style, choose materials with sleek lines and simple colors.
It’s best to buy quality fixtures, flooring, and appliances that will last longer. If you have the budget, consider some of the smart bathroom fixtures on the market today. You’ll also find a wonderful variety of tiles, flooring, fixtures, and cabinets to choose from.
Hire an Experienced Contractor
You’ll be investing a considerable amount of time and money into your bathroom remodel and you’ll want to make sure the work is done right. The best way to ensure that is to hire a well-known professional in your area with a proven track record of quality work and affordable prices. Advantage Contracting has loyally and exceptionally served the NJ area for 25+ years!
- Consider how you use your bathroom and your wants vs. needs
- Plan your budget realistically with an eye toward unexpected costs
- Create your optimal bathroom layout
- Choose the best materials you can afford
- Hire a professional to do the work
Advantage Contracting is ready to complete your bathroom remodel or any home renovation project. Call us at 973-696-0333 or contact us online for a free consultation and estimate.