Remodelling your bathroom? Here’s what you need to know

Starting a bathroom renovation is an exciting step in upgrading your home’s comfort and value. But before striking out to bring your dream bathroom vision to life, here are a few key aspects to consider for your renovation plans. 

Establish Your Priorities

What do you need out of your bathroom renovation to make it a success? A key tip is to make a list of all the ways your current bathroom isn’t working for you to help refine your “must haves” from your wish list. 

Common priorities are: 

  • Durability 
  • Accessibility 
  • Maintenance 
  • Functionality
  • Comfort
  • Style

Forward Thinking

A bathroom renovation will last 10+ years and the average homeowner will do at least 1 or 2 bathroom renovations during their ownership of their house. Over this time, families grow, individual needs change and your bathroom reno should match your expected lifestyle needs in the future. 

For example, will you need:  

  • More accessibility for toilet, shower entrance or counter heights
  • Additional or expanded storage 
  • Additional counter space for a growing family 
  • Increased durability for higher traffic use and better flow

Budget and Customization Level 

Bathrooms are easy to under-estimate for their overall budget because of how many aspects require cost considerations, no matter the size of your bathroom. There are certain aspects that are always necessary to complete the project such as permits, demo work, electrical, plumbing, proper ventilation, carpentry and tiling, which can all add up.

Further costs to consider are aspects such as:

  • Design customizations
  • Faucets and fixtures 
  • Free standing tubs
  • Glass shower surrounds
  • Vanities 
  • Stone countertops 
  • Storage solutions
  • Tiles (tile can add up quickly) 
  • Light fixtures 

We recommend you choose the elements that are the most important to you (think marble countertops or some truly posh taps!) and then look for ways to save budget on other items that you don’t care as much about. Thankfully there are many solutions to match every budget but won’t compromise on overall quality and aesthetic. 

With all these tips in mind, are you ready to start a conversation about your Kitchener bathroom renovation? We’d love to help.

Check out our featured projects for inspiration or view our handy Renovation Guide to get started. To speak with one of our Project Managers, call 519-664-2245.