Everybody loves the look of a fine, well-kept bathroom. Those beautiful bathrooms that show up on Pinterest or Instagram that look as if they’re designed for royalty sure are tempting but gosh do they ever make us feel anxious about our own bathroom, which frankly looks closer to a dump! Finally, we’ve had enough so we’re ready to remodel.
Getting started can be an issue though; if a person does not know how to go about it, or does not even know how much the price will be, or how long it’ll take, then the dream bathroom can quickly become a disaster. Fret not, we’ve got tips that will give that bathroom the revamp it so desperately needs.
Before starting a bathroom renovation project, first, create a plan to get started. On top of the list, one needs to determine how much money they want to spend on their renovations, decide how much time they want to spend on the remodeling and set a goal for the finish date. Take some time to plan out how they might want to rearrange the bathroom furniture or decor. This might seem as if it’s a lot to plan for, but there are easy ways to break it down to make the planning process more fun! Here are a few of our proven ways.
1) Determine The Budget
A good way to start planning a bathroom remodel is to set a budget. According to AngiesList.com, the average price involved with redoing a bathroom completely is between $9,000 and $11,000, but it can be as low as $2,500 with lower-end materials.  By determining the budget, one can hoard extra funds or get a loan ahead of time.
2) Come up With a Realistic Timeline
While remodeling a bathroom, keep in mind that it typically takes up to a month to finish renovations.  Of course, this depends on what needs to be done and how many people are hired. How long this takes might not be a concern if there is a spare bathroom. If not, plan carefully to avoid any unnecessary inconvenience.
3) Consider Layout Changes
Changing the position of fixtures can transform the bathroom for the better. Unfortunately, this can also prolong the remodeling process and increase fees significantly. If time and budget constraints don’t allow for this, replace current fixtures with more attractive new ones.
4) Don’t Forget How Much Room Is Available
Most bathrooms are fairly small which limits the creative remodeling options. While doing major work and adding more elements or larger ones to the bathroom, make sure to measure everything first. While a spacious shower is attractive to most of us, one also needs to have enough space to move around the bathroom once finished showering. Nothing is worse than receiving items that won’t fit properly.
5) A Little Goes A Long Way
Avoid too many accessories. Flooring, fixtures, and labor fees should account for most of the bathroom remodel budget. The rest can be spent on small accessories such as towel racks or toilet paper holders. Remember not to go overboard and overspend because just a few simple touches in the right spots can really tie the room together. Too many accessories might make the bathroom feel crowded and tacky.
6) Go Green!
A bathroom remodel is a good opportunity to avoid wasting money on bills and do the part for the environment. This can include things such as setting up low-flow showers and toilets, energy-efficient fixtures, LED lights, and furniture made from reclaimed wood. And not only it will be saving money in the long run, butmany eco-friendly products are also incredibly low price as is. One low-flow showerhead, for example, can charge as little as $5, and avoid wasting up to 45 gallons of water per day. 
7) Expect Unexpected Issues
Doing significant work on any part of the house can reveal otherwise hidden issues such as water damage. That’s why it’s always a good idea to budget a little bit more for unexpected fees.
8) Adding Special Touches and Extras
Finally, when planning a bathroom remodel, consider adding special features such as child-friendly faucets, under-floor heating, or accessibility for people with limited mobility.
Finishing a bathroom remodel is not easy, but once completed, it can transform this incredibly important space for the better. Sometimes one may not be experienced enough to do the job himself, so hiring a qualified bathroom contractor is the suggested method to choose. Finding one is as easy as doing a quick online search. Just look for a contractor in a nearby area, and remember to compare at least a few quotes before making any final decisions.
 “How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?” Angie’s List. https://www.angieslist.com/articles/how-much-does-bathroom-remodel-cost.htm
 Lee Wallender. “How Long Does It Take to Remodel a Bathroom?” The Spruce, 4 January 2020. https://www.thespruce.com/how-long-to-remodel-small-bathroom-1821360
 “How to Go Green: Bathroom Renovation.” Treehugger. https://www.treehugger.com/htgg/how-to-go-green-bathroom-renovation.html