Residential Bathroom Upgrade Considerations

Posted on: 29 October 2021

The size of a bathroom, the number of fixtures in it, and the amount of daily use that the room supplies will impact your bathroom remodeling project. The cost, the time allotted, and the upgrade types are three categories to consider when planning your project.

Bathroom Types

A full-sized master bathroom, a secondary full-sized bathroom, and a powder room are three separate types of facilities that may be in your home. The bathroom that you utilize the most may be the one that you would like to purchase quality materials for. You will be spending ample time in this room and will not want to scrimp on plumbing, permanent fixtures, and flooring, and wall materials.

If you have a secondary bathroom that is being reserved for guests, you may just want to stick to some basic upgrades. Attractive lighting, economical paint, flooring, and fixtures will be essential. High-end materials, however, may not be desired. This is especially true if you seldom use the bathroom and only have guests over at your home on random occasions. A powder room may require simple upgrades. A powder room usually consists of a sink, a toilet, and a mirror. 

Budget, Time, And Upgrades

Inspect each bathroom. Use your budget to determine how much money will be spent to upgrade each room. If your main restroom is in need of a lot of repairs and upgrades, you may want to focus on the remodeling for this room and focus on the remodeling for the other bathrooms at a later date. Major work will require much for money and time than the completion of basic upgrades.

If you have children or if guests will be spending time at your home in the near future, you may need to limit how much work is conducted in each bathroom. Pick a color scheme for each room and select some materials for your contractor to use while performing upgrades. Before any renovations are made, your contractor will complete a walkthrough of each bathroom.

Point out any fixtures or features that you would like to remain in the rooms. If there are any materials that are in relatively good shape but are only showing signs of some cosmetic imperfections, a fresh coat of paint or a tiling installation could restore surfaces. If you are going to be upgrading a children's bathroom, choose materials and fixtures that will grow with your children. This will prevent the need to invest more money in the bathroom when your children get older.