When starting work on a bathroom remodel, professionals are there to make the outcome as appealing, practical, and tailored to the homeowners’ individual needs as possible. But as all designers know, that is no easy feat – creating a client’s dream bathroom requires nothing less than a seamless plan. To make this process smoother, we’ve created our own plan – that of the act of planning a bathroom remodel itself. Let’s get started.
This question will guide every decision you make in the remodelling process. The home designers at Houzz found that most homeowners have three main motives for the project:
- Updating the look. This goal tends to result in the least intensive transformation, since clients are usually satisfied with the layout of the bathroom but simply want to modernize or personalize the design. Thus, it’s best to focus on material selection, cabinetry and hardware to achieve the desired affect.
- Resale value. For those looking to sell or flip a home, a bathroom remodel is all about appealing to potential buyers. This requires research into upcoming trends in both aesthetics and functionality that are popular among the target demographic. Be sure to check out BluEnt’s latest articles and press releases on trending topics in residential design to stay up-to-date.
- Better functionality and/or storage. This is where hiring a professional contractor becomes a necessity rather than a possibility. If the homeowner is looking to replace a bathtub with a standing shower, add a window, or replace the entire shelving system to better suit their needs, the safest option is to turn to experienced construction team to make their dreams come to life. Know more about our Architecture Services
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BluEnt’s years of experience on home renovation projects has enabled us to achieve all these goals for homeowners. We assist designers, contractors and engineers in conducting design conflict between different areas of the home. Our precise 3D rendering services make it easier to visualize the final outcome before construction begins, ensuring a smoother project overall.
How will the space be used?
Speaking of functionality, it’s essential to acknowledge its role in the remodel regardless of what your overall objective is. Design and functionality should be planned out together to ensure that the client gets the best maximum possible utility and enjoyment out of the finished room. This can only be accomplished by delving into their individual needs and tastes by questions like:
- What kind of bathroom is it? (i.e. powder room, master bathroom, kids’ bathroom, etc.)
- Who will be generally using the bathroom? Do they have specific physical needs?
- Will the bathroom be shared? How many people will use it at one time?
- How much storage is needed? What kinds of items will be stored?
- What special amenities are the clients looking for? (i.e. towel warmers, heated floors, steam showers, etc.)
These questions will help you determine the overall atmosphere of the room, but more importantly key details like how many vanities to put in, cabinetry size and height, and whether universal design is needed.
The utmost accuracy is needed to ensure that these features achieve the desired effect in the final outcome, both in terms of functionality and aesthetic appeal. BluEnt specializes in millwork drawings for doors, windows, and cabinetry to ensure that every aspect of the design comes to life seamlessly. That way, your client’s bathroom model is guaranteed to have the mark of professionalism they sought after.
What’s your budget?
Once you have a solid understanding of the project scope, it’s time to start talking about the budget. That way, you’ll be able understand how strategize in such a way that the overall vision is achieved without breaking the bank. This is especially helpful when it comes to selecting tile, finishings and accessories.
Home improvement retailer Rona recommends including estimates for the following features in the budget of any bathroom remodel:
- Cabinets and countertops or vanity unit
- Sinks and faucets
- Paint, trim and detailing
- Plumbing fixtures
- Decoration and accessories
As a benchmark, a basic remodel should cost up to $12,000, a mid-range remodel up to $35,000, and a deluxe remodel up to $100,000 and above. Remember also to factor in around 10% to 20% of the budget for unforeseen expenses that arise along the way.
What’s the Design Plan?
Next one of the most exciting stages for homeowners: building the design plan. This is where all of the brainstorming on design, architecture, and millwork are compiled into one master reference. Making use of spreadsheets, mock ups, and item lists is a great way to stay organized while hunting for inspiration, be it from magazines, the internet, or physical stores.
The interior designer and homeowner alike can use it to easily understand which pieces are needed, note any attractive options that are within the budget, and keep track of those that have been acquired as the project moves forward. Those design plans are common among all remodelling projects, one for a bathroom remodel should comprise tiling, fixtures, lighting and the colour scheme.
As you expand on the design plan, you will also begin to see how the bathroom will fit in with the design of the rest of the home. Keep in mind transition areas or general entrances, for example connections to dressing areas and closets. Can adjacent spaces even be included in the remodel to better take advantage of underutilized or inefficient space? The endlessness of opportunities makes a design plan all but vital in planning a successful bathroom remodel regardless of the circumstances.
If you follow these guidelines, you’re on the right track to creating a time saving, cost-effective, and beautiful bathroom remodel. To ensure that the design and construction stages align with perfect consistency, fill out a form to find out how BluEnt’s CAD studio can make it happen.
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