5 Factors to Consider When Renovating Your Bathroom

Bathroom renovation can be quite the undertaking. There are so many different elements that are fit into such a relatively small space. And when you decide to take on the job yourself, things can really get interesting. If you’ve decided that it’s time to renovate your bathroom and aren’t sure where to begin, here are five important factors to consider:

Budget – This is an obvious one. And it will help you determine the amount and quality of all the materials you’ll be using in your renovation. Always be sure to add a little on for incidentals… because we all know they always happen!

Plan – You have to have a plan. This one could even go before budget, but they are certainly intertwined. What materials to use, your timeline, your design, all fall under the plan. Start off with a good plan and you’ll reach your goal that much faster.

Floors – There are lots of different choices for a bathroom floor. Linoleum, hardwood, I’ve even seen carpet. But my favourite pick is definitely ceramic tile. It is a very sturdy, very attractive floor that will add character to the room and will last for years.

Walls – It goes without saying that your bathroom is surrounded by walls. Everytime you turn around, there’s another wall. There are lots of options here, too. Again, I’m partial to tiles. Depending on your sense of style, glazed tile can be really nice. And be sure to let the colour you choose reflect your personality.

Sink – The sink is often forgotten but it usually is a focal point in most bathrooms. With a sink, you’ll really have to take how much space you have into consideration and whether or not you need storage space. There are many options from a traditional sink and vanity to a pedestal sink to a versatile console sink.

Of course, there are many other factors involved in a successful bathroom renovation, but these five will help point you in the right direction.