What I Wish I Knew: Before I Renovated My Bathroom

For such a small space, remodeling a bathroom can turn into quite the chore. As with any renovation, nothing goes as quickly as you think it should (or wish it would). Plans take time; ordering materials takes time, measurements, and double-checking takes time. In a perfect world, you would have all your materials (and precise measurements) before your contractors even started demolition. Plus, you'd know exactly what was behind every wall. But we don't live in an ideal world! So we've put together some great articles with advice for renovating your bathroom and our own hot take on what we think everyone should know before they start a bathroom remodel or renovation! 

  1. Salvage what you can from your existing bathroom: If your sink is in good condition, or you just installed a new shower head last year, then make a note of it for your contractor and try and hang on to it if you can. Not only will it save you a little green, it's better for the environment! 

  2. Keep your plumbing in the same spot: One of the biggest changes that will throw your budget WAY off is moving your plumbing. Unless your toilet is beside your furnace, do everything you can to keep it in the same place. 

  3. Don't just think about what you need today, think about what you need tomorrow: Sure, right now your kids are little, and you need a bathtub and a pedestal sink. But in five years, when your kids are almost teenagers, a roomy shower stall and a double vanity might be a lifesaver in the mornings. 

Check out these articles for more great tips and advice on planning your bathroom renovation.






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