Bathroom After Remodel

A Guide to Bathroom Remodeling

The key to renovating your bathroom is planning and preparation. Whether you are completing an entire overhaul of your bathroom or getting a new shower, planning out your bathroom remodeling project can bring you a variety of benefits.

Determine Your Budget

Before moving forward with your bathroom remodeling project, you will want to determine your available budget. Your contractor can help you with pricing, but before you choose a contractor, you will need to determine how much you are willing to spend ahead of time. You will also want to determine how much wiggle room you have to cover unexpected costs.

Take the time to come up with a solid idea of how much you are willing to spend, subtract the labor costs from this number after your initial consultation, and utilize the remainder of your budget to address your major concerns within the bathroom.
You can also check sites such as HomeAdvisor to see the average costs for a bathroom remodel in Pittsburgh to help get an idea of what to expect.

Choose Your Contractor

When looking for a contractor, it is crucial to do your research, check reviews, and ask for references from previous customers. You will want to look for a contractor with:

  • Great customer reviews
  • Certifications and licensing
  • Relationships with top suppliers
  • Good communication skills
  • Portfolio of completed projects

Most importantly, you want to choose someone who understands your vision, asks for your input, and makes you feel comfortable throughout the process.

Determine Your Layout

After you’ve chosen a bathroom contractor, you will need to work with them during the renovation planning process. When working with your contractor, you will choose the areas of the bathroom that you want to focus on improving, and you will also determine if you want to choose the layout of the bathroom. If you are going for a more simple renovation, you may choose to keep the same layout but upgrade your bathtub or shower.

If you desire, you can also choose to rearrange the entire bathroom layout or opt for a quicker bath conversion. Think about how you will be using the bathroom and the needs of others in the home. For example, for elderly or handicapped family members, you may need to replace the bathtub with a walk-in tub or install safety bars to make the bathroom more accessible.

Choose Your Design

From color to cabinets, you will work closely with your remodeler to determine the design and style of your bathroom. You will work with your remodeler to choose elements such as:

  • Cabinets
  • Bathtubs
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Flooring
  • Paint colors
  • Light fixtures
  • And more!

Your remodeler can help you choose the right colors and features to create the bathroom of your dreams!

Schedule Your Remodel

Once you’ve worked out the design and layout details, you will need to make the appointment associated with your bathroom remodel. Your contractor will likely need to send out a remodeler to take accurate measurements of your bathroom and will set a tentative date for installation. Closer to the estimated installation day, you can expect your contractor to contact you with a set date.

Stress-Free Bathroom Remodeling with Kitchen & Bath Galleria

At Kitchen & Bath Galleria, our Inspired By You Design Method allows you to be involved with your bathroom remodel every step of the way. We don’t just create a bathroom design for you; we create one WITH you. Contact us today to get started with your bathroom remodel.

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Greg is the owner of Kitchen & Bath and has been providing designing and building services since 1986. With that much experience, he's become an expert in several types of home renovations.