Before doing any bathroom remodeling in Hinsdale or the surrounding suburbs, there are certain questions you should ask yourself. Answering key questions will ensure that you’re ready (mentally, physically, and financially) to take on a remodeling project, and it will help the process go smoothly.
What is My Budget?
The first, and most important, question to ask yourself is about your budget. Having a solid understanding of your finances before you begin a Downers Grove, Burr Ridge, or Hinsdale bathroom renovation allows you to figure out exactly how much you can spend on this project. It also helps you figure out if there’s any additional money to budget for surprises or problems that may (and probably will!) arise.
Who Will Use This Bathroom?
Knowing who in your home will be using the space can help you determine what to include or not include in the renovation. If you have kids who will be using this bathroom, you might want to include a tub and plenty of storage for bath toys. If it’s just you, you might decide that you’d like a bidet in addition to a toilet. If you have older relatives living with you or you plan to age in place, you might want to make sure that the bathroom is accessible.
What Does My Dream Bathroom Look Like?
Starting a bathroom remodeling project is the perfect time to daydream about your ideal space. Think about what your dream bathroom would look like and include. Maybe you love the idea of a soaker tub or maybe you’d like more storage than you know what to do with. Once you have your wish list, you can figure out what fits in the budget and where you might have to make compromises.
Do I Need a Tub?
Tubs are pretty standard in residential bathrooms, but that doesn’t mean you need one. If you’re not a fan of taking baths and you don’t make use of your current tub, a walk-in shower may be a more appealing option for you. This also provides an opportunity to incorporate a his and hers shower if you’re redoing your master bath.
Should I DIY or Hire Professionals?
DIY projects are popular right now, and some home renovations can be done by yourself. However, if you’re considering a more extensive renovation or bathroom remodeling project, it’s better to leave it to the professionals. Bathroom designers and architects will know how to create a design that works, what materials to use, and what codes you need to follow. And when you work with a design build team, you have the same point of contact throughout the entire project.
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