Before embarking upon remodelling a bathroom, it is wise to plan for the job ahead before starting the project. One of the most important areas to consider is your budget. If you are planning to replace some of the main fixtures, such as the bath, sink, toilet, this can obviously be quite expensive, so make sure your budget will cover this. The last thing you need is to run out of money halfway through the remodel. Remodeling a bathroom on a tight budget can be difficult, yet not impossible. In fact, you may be surprised at what can be achieved by using a little imagination and improvisation.
Once you have decided on your budget, start by making a list of all the items you want to replace, upgrade or add to the room. This could include anything, like the toilet, bathtub, shower, flooring and the overall décor of the bathroom. If your budget will not stretch to everything you would like to incorporate, give priority to the things in most need of renovating.
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to revamp a bathroom is to give it a fresh coat of paint. Warm, light, pastel colors are ideal for creating a relaxing atmosphere in a bathroom, as well as making it look more spacious. Adding mirrors and the right lighting fixtures can also make a bathroom appear larger.
Bathroom tiling is another important area to get right. Tiles will not only protect walls and flooring from water, the right tiles can also give your bathroom a really stylish new look. Tiles come in a plethora of different styles, shapes and sizes, and can be made from various materials, like porcelain, ceramic or granite.
If you have enough space in your bathroom, it is a good idea to install a bathroom cabinet or shelves to create some storage space to store all your brushes, toothpaste, bottles, cosmetics, and all the other bits and pieces that are often found lying around a bathroom. Clutter will only undermine the look of your new bathroom, so bathroom storage options are a wise investment.
Finally, decide on who will carry out the remodelling work. If you are a competent at DIY, you may choose to do it yourself and save some money in to bargain. However, if there are any tasks you feel unsure about tackling yourself, it makes sense to get in professional help.