A Complete Checklist For Preparing For Your Master Bathroom Remodel
At Saché Designs: Interior Designs by Julie Corley, we understand that the master bathroom is one of the most complicated remodeling projects to undertake. From electrical to plumbing concerns to glass and cabinet options and more, bathroom remodeling, especially for the master bathroom, requires expertise in multiple trades to be successful. A major master bathroom remodel is a daunting task to undertake for a homeowner, but you can handle it quickly and easily with a little preparation. As an expert interior design consultant, Saché Designs: Interior Designs by Julie Corley has created a complete checklist for preparing for your master bathroom remodel. Remember not to overlook any aspect mentioned below.
Figure out the design style and functionality
Figure out what you have and like, what you have and don’t like, what you need functionally, and what you’d love to have. There are many factors to consider, like paint color, tile choices, vanities, showers, etc. Start doing your research early. You can try to piece together elements that you like into what will become the final design or choose to feature a particular item design and work around it. Remember, the design should work hand in hand with functionality, so keep that in mind during the process.
Determine a budget
You should figure out an approximate idea of how much you want to spend on your renovation. Setting a budget will help guide your decision making. Once you have figured out what you can spend in total after subtracting labor charges, you will get a clearer sense of how much you can allocate to buying tiles, fixtures, and other extra things.
Consult with a designer
Consult with a professional designer to determine an overall plan of action. Decide on floorplan changes if desired. Determine "the look"/style. Discuss changes in major elements, such as plumbing location, cabinetry, lighting, etc. A designer will certainly help you select each of your items to really pull the final design together.
Select materials for all surfaces
Depending on your budget and style, have a basic idea of what materials you want to use for the walls, tiles, and other fixtures in your bathroom ( such as floors, showers, countertops, cabinetry, mirrors, shower enclosures, walls, sinks, hardware, etc.) Remember to keep everything functional, durable, and stylish. Pay close attention to the walls and flooring, making sure that it’s slip-resistant. Remember to get pricing on all elements of the project and see if it works in your budget.
Determine the timeline needed for each element/contractor
Your timeline planning should include not only the duration of the renovation but also certain intermediate steps such as ordering and purchasing tiles, fixtures, custom-built cabinets, etc., to make sure they can be delivered when your contractor needs them. One item on backorder can throw a well-orchestrated project way off. Set a timeframe and remember to include some down days in case of unforeseen circumstances.
Start the project
Prepare as best as possible for the unforeseen, knowing that there may be a surprise when the demo is completed, and things behind the walls might not be as expected. Please keep your eyes peeled for any hints of hidden problems such as faulty wiring, mold, termite damage, etc., as they could all delay the construction process. Lastly, just get started. The more you delay it, the more problems will arise with budget issues or product availability.
It is crucial for all parties to maintain healthy communication. The contractors, homeowners, and the designer should know about everything that is happening in a step-by-step fashion. If there’s a delay or problem, try to address it as soon as possible. Look for solutions instead of playing the blame game. Remember that to stay on top of the project, you need to tell us what you expect from us. Only then can you enjoy a job well done!
If you want to get your master bathroom designed and remodeled, reach out to Saché Designs: Interior Designs by Julie Corley. While at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, my studies drew me into the architectural classes offered in the Engineering Department. I knew at that moment that my career would be different from most! After a montage of inspiring experiences, I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. I truly feel that the combination of education, experience, and my creative God-given talents are all a part of what makes me a good designer! I truly feel blessed, and I am so thankful for the love that is in my heart for the people that I work with and for this profession!