A checklist is essential when planning a bathroom remodel. Your bathroom remodel checklist should include all the necessary steps for a successful remodeling project.
Discuss the items on your checklist with your plumbing contractor before work begins. A plumbing contractor can provide valuable advice about cost, safety, code requirements, and necessary permits. A professional plumbing contractor will also tell you if the plan you’ve chosen for your new bathroom needs to be changed for any reason. Additionally, a professional contractor can also advise you on the length of time your bathroom remodel will take, so that you can make any alternative plans for the comfort and well-being of your family.
What to Include in Your Checklist
- Obtain any necessary permits
One of the first items to include on your checklist should be taking the necessary steps to obtain any permits needed for your bathroom remodel. Depending on your local government, you may need a building permit, an electrical permit, and/or a plumbing permit. If your home is older, you may also need to obtain testing and abatement for asbestos and lead.
- Floor plan, plumbing, and electrical decisions
Your checklist should also include decisions on the floor plan of your new bathroom, as well as any changes you’d like to make to plumbing or electrical work. Moving the tub, toilet or sink will add additional time and cost. You may want to add more lighting. You should make decisions on ceiling lighting and fixtures, lighting around the vanity, or any additional electrical outlets.
- Color and material decisions
You will also need to add items to your checklist for selecting the colors, style, materials, and finishes for your bathroom. This includes the sink, tub, toilet, flooring, and the tub or shower surround. Decide if you would like to add tile to the walls. Select the material and color for your flooring, cabinets, and countertops. Choose paint colors that will complement your decor.
- Other important details
Be sure to include other details such as faucets, soap dishes for tub or shower surrounds, shower head, towel bars, and robe hooks on your checklist. .
A thorough checklist will result in a well-appointed and functional bathroom that your family can enjoy for years.
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