In every home renovation project, there are certain needs, desires, budgetary boundaries and design that must be considered and taken into account. When you decide to repair a bathroom, the process is no different. Before you do the repair work yourself or hire a professional, you not only need to ask yourself these few questions, but also weigh the pros and cons of each of their answers to decide if your repair is worth the budget and time spent. After considering each answer carefully, hopefully, you will be headed in the right direction for your next successful bathroom renovation.
What is included in your budget?
The main question to ask yourself before starting any project is how much can you spend on this repair. Whether you are refreshing your basement, adding a new room to your home, or completely renovating your bathroom, you need to set a budget and stick to it. Not only does this keep Vancouver contractors under control, it also motivates you to stay within your means.
Given that the bathroom is a room that is subject to heavy workloads in the home, some enthusiasts may find it overwhelming to renovate or renovate. It is the budget that assures you, as well as the hired professionals, that you will not embark on more grandiose spending than planned. This idea comes with the next question you must ask yourself:
What do I need and what do I want?
You need a sink in the bathroom. You need a toilet. You need lighting. You need cabinets. Depending on whether you are doing a partial or complete bathroom renovation, there are some amenities we all want to have. For some Vancouverities it is important to have a larger mirror, for others to have a shower or a relaxing bath, while others are intrigued by more sophisticated designs that take us to higher class baths. Unfortunately, the budget, and in most cases the limited space of the bathroom, forces Vancouver residents to make difficult decisions.
Before you begin the renovation , you need to decide what are the essentials and what are the amenities and extras you want to add to the room. Think about it - if you have a shared bathroom next to the living room and a separate bathroom next to the bedrooms, which one will need more cabinets? Decide what is absolutely required to attend and compare the list to what you want it to be. Again, don't forget the budget you set aside.
Who will use the bathroom and what is its function?
Believe it or not, the bathroom can have different functions. For example, a young person will use the bathroom for a quick shower and a to brush their teeth. While more mature and laid-back people may love to sit in the bathroom for longer, to honor, to relax in the candlelight bath, to listen to music.
An important factor to consider is the age of the people who use the bathroom. If it is to be used by young children, it must be secured. If they are elderly people - it may be necessary to install auxiliary handles and make special changes that will make them comfortable. Also, consider how many people will be at the same time in the bathroom. It makes a big difference whether your three daughters are going to school at the same time, or if you only have one boy. In one case, you will need at least two sinks, three cabinets and space to move around, while in the boys bathroom - there may only be a dirt bin and a sink.
How long can a family function without a bathroom?
In most cases, during the bathroom repairs, the shower, toilet and sink are not available, which means that your family will need to find an alternative to these activities. So before you start repairing, consider how long you can afford not to have a functioning bathroom, and make sure you have plan B, either use a friends or a neighbors bathroom.
Do I need better ventilation?
Something you certainly don't need in your bathroom is mold or moisture. A suitable and efficient ventilation system is the safest way to protect yourself against both. Ask a specialist to determine what will be the best solution for your bathroom. In addition, an optimal ventilation system will also prevent your mirrors from fogging up.
Where can I find a specialist?
Now that you've sorted out and analyzed all the issues, it's now time to get down to business. If you are looking for a professional for your Vancouver bathroom repairs, call us today and describe your project in as much detail as possible, tell us what you want to do. Expect us to contact you shortly for a follow-up review and detailed quote.