Checklist Before Starting Your Bathroom Renovation

Checklist Before Starting Your Bathroom Renovation


Checklist Before Starting Your Bathroom Renovation

A bathroom renovation is a fun project. But, before you rush out to buy the latest tile and bathtub design, there are a few fewer exciting things to consider to guarantee that your project turns out just how you planned it. Because renovating a bathroom may be intimidating, time-consuming, and expensive, we created a simple checklist to verify that your project stays on track & that the renovation is effective.


If you haven't already, figure out how much you want to spend on your bathroom renovation. Making selections regarding what to include in the redesign will be easier if you have a budget. After you've calculated how much you can spend & removed the amount permitted for labor, you'll have a better idea of the money you must spend on tiling, fixtures, and other accessories.

For more information, read Bathroom Renovation Cost .


Many people believe that redesigning a small bathroom will only take a few days or much less time than rebuilding a larger one. It is not always the case. Depending on how many items you change in the bathroom, your contractor will have to go through all the same stages as if it were a larger bathroom. However, planning includes determining the duration of the remodeling work and some intermediate measures like ordering and purchasing tiles, fixtures, custom-built vanity, or cabinets to ensure they are available when your contractor requires them. Planning time is significant for people who only have one bathroom in their home since they will need to figure out someplace to shower and use the restroom while the bathroom is disassembling.


Sequence Of Works

When it comes to bathroom renovation, following a specific sequence might save you a lot of clean-up time and blunders. Whether you are removing sheetrock or merely repainting, you should always begin at the top of the room. Renovate your ceiling first, then your walls, and finally your floors to protect your new components.

Unrecognized Issues

Consider a "full gut" if you are doing a substantial renovation to your bathroom. When done by a skilled professional, you will have a problem-free bathroom that will add enormous value to your house for many years to come. Water damage is the most common hidden problem you may encounter, depending on the age of your property and how well it builds. Look for structural flaws in the floor structure, inadequately vented plumbing, old corroded piping, non-waterproof tile shower/tub surrounds, and other issues.

Style And Practicality In Design

When first starting, consider the look you want for your bathroom. There are numerous elements to consider, such as paint color, tile selection, vanities, showers, tubs, faucets, etc. It can rapidly become overwhelming, so start with some research. You can begin by assembling components that you like into what will become the final design of the bathroom, or you can choose a design item to feature in the bathroom and then develop the rest of the bathroom design around it. Design and utility should go hand in hand, so think about who will use the bathroom and how they will use it, how they will resell the property in the future, and how the bathroom design will fit in with the rest of the house.


The overall size of the bathroom (typically the smallest room in the house), the positioning of existing plumbing lines and electrical wiring, and the typical standard measurements of bathroom fixtures are the three key constraints that make size matter in the bathroom restoration. Be sure you have the exact measurements and specs when you go to the store. More aggravating than trying to shop without dimensions is buying items that don't fit.


Are you hiring a contract for a potentially do-it-yourself project? Yes, given the intricacy of the project and the challenging operations required, that is a wise decision (electrical, tiling, plumbing, etc.). As a result, don't neglect the benefits of hiring a contractor to spare yourself a lot of trouble and time.

For more information, check out Benefits Of Bathroom And Kitchen Renovation Simultaneously.

Plumbing Accessories And Features

No renovation is complete unless the next fixtures and features are remodeled or repaired: shower, bathtub, toilet, bidet, sink, faucets, and showerheads, to name a few. Mirrors and shower doors should also be updated or repaired. You may also update the style of your bathroom by replacing door handles, drawer pulls, and shower door hardware. If you have the funds, a new pair of shower doors can radically transform the appearance of your room.

Shelving, Cabinets, And Storage

Planning cabinets, shelving, and storage solutions are rugged in most circumstances, and it's significantly worse in small, irregularly shaped rooms like the bathroom. They must be functional, accommodating all of your belongings while keeping everything easily accessible; they must fit into the available space and make the most of it; finally, they must be fashionable.

The Walls And The Flooring

Almost any material can cover bathroom floors and  walls as long as it is waterproof, naturally or through an impermeable finish. Ceramics, marble, and granite tiles offer attractive and long-lasting bathroom flooring and wall surfaces depending on your budget and style. Additional flooring possibilities include cement (painted or stained), sheet vinyl, or vinyl tiles, which are less expensive and look nicer than they used to. Whatever you choose, consider two important factors when selecting bathroom flooring: durability and slip resistance.


Without appropriate lighting, a bathroom may become impractical or even dangerous, so plan for design lighting that is both useful and adds ambiance. Plan to maximize natural light first, and for artificial light, at least 4 watts of incandescent lighting per square foot is recommended.


Although they may appear tiny in the grand scheme of the job, no renovation is complete without new accessories. Surprisingly, small purchases such as fresh towels, washcloths, soap dishes, mirrors, towel racks, and bath mats add to the total expense. If you're on a tight budget, new hand towels are preferable to nothing.


In a damp space like the bathroom, ventilation is critical. It is also a complex task that demands careful planning: choosing the right fan, establishing the optimum installation site, and dealing with electrical wiring. Poor ventilation can cause your bathroom to become damp, moldy, and even dangerous to your health. On the other hand, a well-ventilated bathroom is more than just a healthy bathroom. Continuous circulation can also help to keep any wooden trim or fixtures from rotting and building insulation from becoming saturated.

Final Thought

ASASA construction put much emphasis on being incredibly structured during the renovation process. We can underestimate this method's worth; it will save you time and money. One of the biggest reasons renovations run over budget is that they are not meticulously controlled. We take pride in communicating with our customers, and our skilled project managers will take care of your refurbishment correctly, so you don't have to.

Call us today to get a free assessment & get started on your renovation project! We'll do everything we can to help you with every part of your project and make your ideal interior a reality while staying within your budget. Call us today at +1-647-956-1116 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We are a 100% Canadian renovation company that provides the industry's top building, finishing, and renovation services. We are always delighted to address any queries clients may have! Also, to better understand what we can do, take a peek at our completed renovation projects



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