It’s almost Christmas, and the only item on your wish list is a bath remodel. A brand-new bathroom for the holidays will give you a warm and welcoming space for you and your guests. It’s also one of the best ways to add value to your home. Read on for our best pointers on how to plan for your bath remodel and give yourself the Christmas treat you deserve.
Should I Start a Bath Remodel Before Christmas?
A bath remodel is one of the most rewarding projects you can take on. If you have your heart set on a new bathroom before Christmas, it’s never too late to get started.
That being said, it takes time for contractors to plan out their schedules and schedule in your project. If you start now, there’s a good chance that your contractor will be able to fit in your job before the holidays.
How Often to Remodel a Bathroom
The decision on how often to remodel your bathrooms is largely a personal choice. However, there are certain signs that it might be time to consider a bath remodel:
Every 10 to 15 years
Around the 10- to 15-year mark is when your bathroom may be showing obvious signs of wear and tear, such as loose or broken tiles or corrosion.
When Your Bathroom Is Out of Date
If it’s been a couple of decades since the bathroom has been updated, it might be time for a remodel. You might also decide you simply don’t like the look of your bathroom, especially if you didn’t originally design it.
When You Move Into a New Home
Moving into a new home is a great time to consider a bath remodel. Get the fresh look and style you want for your new abode.
Tips for Planning a Bath Remodel
It’s important to have a plan in place before starting any kind of home remodeling project. Here are some steps to get you started:
- Create a mood board with photos from websites and magazines that represent your style.
- Use Pinterest to collect ideas from bath remodel projects you like. This will help guide your decisions as you work with your contractor to select floors, tiles, countertops, fixtures, lighting, and other elements.
- Look on Pinterest for other types of home remodeling projects, too. Oftentimes, you can get inspiration from kitchen remodel before-and-afters, outdoor renovation projects, and even patio upgrades.
Budgeting for Home Remodeling
Once you have a plan, it’s time to create a budget! Bath-remodel projects can cost anywhere from a few thousand to tens of thousands of dollars. So, although you might not have an exact figure in mind just yet, it’s helpful to have at least a ballpark idea of what you’re willing to spend.
Start by conducting research on your own to find out the average cost of items and the labor involved in your area. If you are in Houston, Texas, for example, you will want to research prices near you — not in another part of the country.
From there, you can check out the websites of local contractors, read their online reviews, and call them to request an estimate. Getting a few quotes from reliable contractors in your area will help you narrow down your budget. You can also decide on your must-haves (such as quality fixtures and countertops) and “nice to haves” (such as floating shelves).
Finish Your Home Renovation in Time for Christmas
If you’re planning on doing any home renovations before Christmas, now is the time to get started. We recommend that you start working with our team as soon as possible to begin the process. You can also turn to us if you are looking to renovate another room in your home or even improve your home’s curb appeal.
Sure, your bathroom may not be high on the list of things to do this Christmas, but perhaps it should be. You deserve to have your home exactly as you want it, so why not start with your bathroom? A little time and money spent on improving this space will leave you feeling more energized and ready for whatever holiday celebrations come your way.
Ready to get the ball rolling? Contact Home Remedy Houston for all your home remodeling needs. Whether you’re looking for a full bath remodel, kitchen remodel, or outdoor renovation project, we have the experience, knowledge, and skills to exceed your expectations. To learn more, visit our website and request a free estimate.