10 Essential Tips for a Successful Bathroom Remodel

Ah, bathroom remodeling! The time has come to finally wave goodbye to that funky avocado green bathtub from the 70s and say hello to a fabulous new oasis. But before you dive headfirst into your bathroom remodeling project, check out these ten essential (and comically useful) tips to ensure your remodel is both successful and an enjoyable process through and through.

1. Budget Like a Boss

A reasonable budget is like a button-up dress shirt with a little stretch in the fabric. It looks and fits great but has a little give when you move around. Be realistic and include a buffer for those unexpected expenses, like discovering an ancient, hidden plumbing system. Remember, it’s better to overestimate and have a little extra cash than to underestimate and find yourself in the red.

2. Play 'Must-Have' Bingo

What’s essential in your dream bathroom? Heated floors? A rainfall shower? Double sinks? Make a list of your must-haves and play a round of bathroom bingo. If you can’t have it all, you’ll at least have fun deciding which features make the cut.

3. Channel Your Inner Designer

Gather inspiration from Pinterest, Instagram, and design magazines. Create a vision board of your ideal bathroom, even if it currently resembles a haunted house. Let your creativity flow, but remember to keep it within the realms of reality. If you need help in this area, let us know! Finding the balance between personal expression and designs that fit the status quo takes years of experience, which we have.

4. Material Matters

Choose materials that are durable, water-resistant, and easy to clean. Nobody wants to spend hours scrubbing away at their new bathroom, so choose wisely. We have a curated lineup of materials that guarantee durability and ease of use.

5. Storage Wars

Maximize space by incorporating clever storage solutions. After all, where else will you store your collection of rubber ducks and fancy soaps? Consider built-in shelves, towel racks, and even secret compartments for your bathroom essentials. You can find some valuable resources in our article on storage solutions here.

6. Ventilation Sensation

Ensure proper ventilation to avoid turning your bathroom into a sauna or a science experiment for mold growth. Remember, a well-ventilated bathroom is a happy bathroom because who wants to sweat while they brush their teeth?

7. Go Green, not Mean

Choose eco-friendly fixtures to save water, energy, and money. Going green doesn’t mean sacrificing style, so you can still have that luxurious shower while knowing you’re doing your bit for the planet. Plus, Mother Nature will thank you.

8. DIY or Cry

Evaluate whether you’re a DIY master or a DIY disaster. If you feel uncomfortable with any part of the remodeling process, it’s best to call in the professionals. Save yourself the tears and potential flood damage by hiring an expert.

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9. Murphy's Law

Prepare for the unexpected, because if something can go wrong, it probably will. Keep your sense of humor intact and remember that it’s all part of the bathroom remodeling adventure.

10. TLC for your WC

Once your bathroom remodel is complete, take care of it like it’s your newborn baby. Regular maintenance and cleaning will ensure it stays as sparkling and beautiful as the day it was born (or, you know, remodeled). We only use products that are easy to maintain, and our team will leave you with detailed care instructions. Check out this article to learn more about natural ways to care for your bathroom.

In Summary

So there you have it – 10 essential tips for a successful (and enjoyable) bathroom remodel. Armed with this knowledge, you’re ready to embark on your bathroom renovation journey. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor! And if you do decide to call in the professionals for your Portland bathroom remodel, we’re just a phone call away. In summary, here are 10 tips to a better bathroom remodel:

  1. Budget well
  2. Decide on must-haves
  3. Channel your inner designer
  4. Choose good materials
  5. Plan for storage solutions
  6. Ensure good ventilation
  7. Go green
  8. Call the professionals
  9. Prepare for the unexpected
  10. Maintain your new oasis

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