Bathroom remodels can be cumbersome. There’s no two ways about it. They take time, but in the end they are worth every second once you have bathrooms completed to a higher standard for guests. People spend the most time in the kitchen and the bathroom, so if you are questioning whether remodeling your bathroom is worth it we’re here to tell you that it is! American Bathroom Remodeling (Ambath) is here to tell you the do’s and don’ts of a bathroom remodel. These basic points might lean more heavily towards a residential bathroom, but they encompass the same kind of challenges our commercial clients come across when planning and executing a bathroom remodel.
What To Do
When you decide to remodel your bathrooms you never want to go in, tear down the walls, and blindly build. You want to create a plan and outline for your final product. This can include color schemes, finishings, and brands you like. Pinterest can give you plenty of ideas for your bathroom remodel. While you don’t need to style your bathroom the exact way as someone else’s photos you can begin to put together different ideas that you may like for your bathroom. Figure out what your guests are looking for in a bathroom, what do they expect or desire and what are you missing?
Choose Neutral Items
As you go through different ideas for the remodel consider keeping things neutral. Neutral colors give the illusion of a more open space. This doesn’t mean you need to keep the bathroom all one color or keep everything plain and simple, but it can help to bring light into a bathroom without any windows. This also means you can add accents and pops of color that fit your style for the moment, and if you wish to change them in the future you can do so easier.
Create a Budget
You must be realistic with your budget. You need to decide what you can and can’t splurge on. If you have a strict budget you want to stay in the boundaries of your means. When you begin to overspend you will have to cut corners in other areas of the bathroom leading to a result you aren’t entirely pleased with. While this is not the most glamorous part about a bathroom remodel it is the most important. However, it is best to also expect occurrences to rise and have 15%-20% extra for these unexpected expenditures.
Let Your Budget Pack a Punch
Think carefully about what your guests need. In your bathrooms, where will they spend the most of their time? Do you expect them to luxuriate in the tub? Is your property more a quick over night stop? Don’t put too much money where the guests won’t feel or notice it. If putting in amazing tubs and showers is going to give your guest the best experience, then put your money there not on the vanity. After all, you want to impress your guests and provide a great experience.
What Not To Do
Don’t Lack a Clear Plan
If you’re having a professional remodeling company come in, then this won’t be (shouldn’t be!) as much of a concern. But it bears mentioning! Having inspiration is important, but it is just as important to move that inspiration into a clearly thought out plan. You want to create a plan that includes the exact measurements of everything in your bathroom currently to then compare to the measurements of everything you will be adding and changing. In this plan be sure to account for all anticipated costs and materials, as well as any unexpected costs.
Don’t Forget Storage
One item that can be easily overlooked in a remodel is storage. After all, in commercial spaces folks are planning on moving in (mostly). You may think that the storage is unnecessary now, but when it comes time to find areas to place all of your toiletries and extra items such as toothpaste and toilet paper you’ll be very happy you have the space.
Don’t Overlook Small Details
You may think that small details right now aren’t an issue, but down the line they can become an eyesore or create a bigger issue than you anticipated. You want to be sure you keep up with the little mistakes as those can sometimes become the biggest down the road. Throughout the renovation check every little detail to ensure there is no missing grout, no gaps between the mirrors, or even small mishaps with the floor tile. Anything that doesn’t work just right can cause a real headache with guests (and management) down the line.
We understand that a bathroom remodel can be very exciting, but they can also be daunting going in with a blind eye. Ambath is here to help you remodel your bathroom with our renovation services. If you are deciding to remodel your commercial space bathroom soon contact us! We have remodeled over 1 million bathrooms since 1979 and we know every do and don’t in the book. Let us help you create the best bathroom space for your property.