Do you have a bathroom that is so out of date that it feels like you are going back in time when you come in it?!
I have been to so many homes that really NEED to update! It is something that you can either choose to do yourself or get some help. Some people have enough time on their hands to just pick everything out, others……get the help of someone like myself, an expert!
I am a SPREADSHEET-O-HOLIC!! I am constantly making lists of things to do for my clients and myself! I thought in this blog post I would share one of my “back office” lists with you. Remodeling a bathroom doesn’t seem like too big of a deal…right?! I’m here to tell you that there is more than meets the eye. Whether you are going to handle all the selections yourself or involve the help of a designer, this list will be of great help to you! It is going to cover some things you may or may not need so you can just mark through those. I will also leave a couple lines at the bottom open in case you want to add some more details.
|Area/ Item to Select||Item Chosen||Price of Item|
|Bathroom flooring- sizes/finish|
|Grout if needed for tile flooring|
|Shower Flooring- Pan or Tile|
|Grout for Shower if Tile|
|Shower Drain- & Finish|
|Wall finishes- paint/wallpaper/tile/millwork|
|Lighting above vanity/s|
|Counterop of Vanity|
|Edge Profile of Countertop|
|Toilet Flusher Finish|
|Toilet Paper Holder|
|Shower Slide Bar with Showerhead|
|Shower Doors or Shower Curtain|
|Trim on Shower Doors|
|Shower Niche finish|
|Ceiling Finish/ Paint|
|Lighting on the ceiling|
Electrical outlet color of switches and faceplates
|Transition Strip on the floor into the room|
|Door on the Bathroom- Style/Finish|
|Pieces of Furniture|
|Heated Floor Yes or No|
|Bathroom Floor Rug/ Mat|
|Door Knobs/ Handles & Finish|
|Knobs/ Handles & Finish on Vanity|
|Decorative Shelves Size/ Finish|
|Artwork for the walls|
The reason some people call a designer is that this list is totally overwhelming. There are literally hundreds of choices per line item that you can choose from. It is a daunting task! Those of us who do this on a regular basis know what brands are good, what brands are junk, what brands have the style and the price point that fit you the best. I know when I get a new client, I do a lot of work getting to know a clients’ expectations and I formulate a “look” that suits them. Its sort of like I am a big decorating computer, I take in all kinds of data and spit out what all that looks like for my client!
What you can do to save some money is to go to some magazines, Pinterest, Google, Houzz or any other online source and find out what styles you start to gravitate towards. Once you have a theme then take this checklist and start going down the list and get it filled out! The contractor will be impressed…TRUST ME!!
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below! I’m happy to help guide you, and if you want help, well, that’s what I do. I’ll pick it all out for you, bring it to you for you to see it and make final selections and then I’ll hire the person to make it happen!!!
I make it look easy, but it’s really not!! Good LUCK!!