If you’re one of the millions of people who plans to remodel a bathroom this year, you’ve probably found yourself asking some of these questions. Read on for answers to 5 of the most frequently asked bathroom remodel questions.

How do I prepare for a bathroom remodel?

Before meeting with a design consultant, it’s a good idea to get a feel for what style of bathroom you want. Here are some great ways to do that: create a virtual lookbook in Pinterest, take a look at design magazines, or watch home remodeling shows. Once you know the style you like, it’s time to consult a designer. Before construction, we recommend completely clearing out the room and covering and furniture that can’t be removed with sheets or plastic to make sure they’re protected. 

How long will it take?

It really depends on the size of the remodel you’re doing. If it’s an elaborate full bathroom remodel, it can take anywhere from two to four weeks. This would include things like upgrading or replacing fixtures, and structural, plumbing, or electrical changes. Partial renovations, like small cosmetic changes or replacing the tub, can take five days to two weeks. Keep in mind, though, this is just a general estimation. Your design consultant will be able to provide you with a more detailed outline.

How much will it cost?

This also depends on the size of the remodel. For a small DIY low-budget bathroom renovation, you’re looking at about $1,500 - $5,500, while a basic renovation might run you around $4,500 - $15,000. Once you get into the mid-range to the deluxe bathroom remodels, you can expect to spend anywhere from $15,500 - $30,000+. 

Renovation vs. remodel – what’s the difference?

While many people use these terms interchangeably, they’re actually not the same. A renovation is an upgrade. For example, replacing toilets, sinks, floors, vanities, showers, bathtubs, and/or tiles. A remodel, on the other hand, is much more involved. It includes things like a completely new layout, luxurious upgrades, like saunas or steam rooms, added windows or skylights, and even expansions. 

How do you know if a contractor is skilled and trustworthy?

It’s always a good idea to call prior clients to get a feel for their experience with a contractor. Ask questions like, Did the contractor do a good job? Would you use them again? Did they stick to their timeline? Did they take your vision seriously and help you achieve it? Because you want a contractor who cares about you and makes sure you get the bathroom of your dreams, always go with someone who makes you feel heard. 

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re hoping to do a complete bathroom remodel or just a few renovations, we highly recommend that you consult a designer before beginning your project. The designers at Kitchen & Bath Ideas have a combined 100+ years of experience to help make your dream home both functional and affordable. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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