5 Tips For A Bathroom Renovation
After almost 6 years of living in this big ol’house, we are FINALLY renovating our main level bathroom and I am SO excited it!!! Not only that, but I am also beyond excited to have partnered and be taking part in Wayfair’s 1 Room Renovation challenge with this renovation! Wayfair carry’s such a huge selection of beautiful products so it made it very easy to come up with a plan for this space and all from the comfort of my home!
I have some simple steps I always swear by to make all my renovations easier so I thought I would share those with you along with my plans and product for this upcoming renovation! Take a peek below at my 5 Tips For A Bathroom Renovation!
Prioritize the Space
Whether you are working with a small or a large area, you need to write down your priorities from highest to lowest! This will help you in the decision-making process throughout the entire bathroom renovation project.
For us, a bathtub and shower in this space is a must! We only have two bathrooms in this big ol’house and unfortunately, they are both pretty itty bitty. As much as I would have loved to leave this bathroom as a half bath, my husband had a tub/shower as his highest priority for this room. I wanted it to stay true to the age and style of the home and I found both my beautiful freestanding tub and polished chrome faucet on Wayfair!
The tub size was going to be tricky but with the huge selection they have on there I found it right away! I also found the most beautiful polished chrome shower faucet that should look gorgeous.
We also had to decide on the placement of the door entering into this space. Currently, the door comes right off the kitchen! We have decided to move the door to enter under the stairs so that it no longer comes right off the kitchen. Which brings me to my next point in the bathroom renovation process.
Map it Out
Measure, tape and measure again! When you are lucky enough to be able to physically stand in the space you are going to renovate, take advantage and measure out your plan! I can’t tell you how many people I know who have completed a new build only to say, it’s much smaller or larger in here than they thought it was going to be! I like to measure every item that I plan to put in the space out and tape it out on the floor or walls prior to the renovation starting.
I love that it has the soap dish on top for a little bit of added detail! Ok on to the next tip!
Write It Down
Begin a good ol’Execl spreadsheet! Have a Budget in place but just know that when taking on a bathroom renovation you need to plan for the unknown!! I put all of my project information into a spreadsheet to keep it organized and to be able to find any information I need quickly and to reference if I am staying within budget as I go. I keep website links to products and pricing quotes/invoice amounts all in this spreadsheet!
I also love to have a column for the renovation schedule, timing of product arrival and contractors start /completion dates. You don’t want to be the one holding up your renovation due to poor time management.
- Walk through your routine in this space. Do you do your makeup here, your hair??? Do you want it to attach to a closet? Do you have enough room to put a linen closet? Think through a typical day for this space and what you will need to require to be functional.
If you are using it for any of these things, you will want to think about the lighting. I chose to go with two gorgeous Edison bulb sconces and an antique chandelier for the center of the room!
- Storage – Never overlook the need for storage in a bathroom! This is one element I am not going to have a lot of no matter what I plan for! This space is small, and I chose to go with a piece of furniture rather than a traditional vanity but I have a ton of storage right outside this space that I will be able to use for holding toiletries and such! I also purchased a beautiful antique basket to go under the vanity that can hold items such as towels and toilet paper.
- Waterproof – If there is one space you want to go overboard on the tile on, this would be it! As much as I love a beautiful hardwood floor, it is much more practical in a bathroom renovation to go with a tile of sorts!
Make it a Sanctuary
Unless you’re a Kardashian, this space is probably not going to be the biggest room in your home. However, it can still have a big impact on your day to day. Chose finishes that complement each other and that you are drawn to. I found a beautiful vintage chandelier at an antique shop that I am going to hang in front of the bath tub and will be using a gorgeous marble Carrera tile through out!
The mirror is from Wayfair and I love that it will complement the colour of the chandelier, the Edison bulb sconces and the toilet paper roll holder. Don’t be afraid to mix your metals like I am going to, when it’s done well it looks amazing!!
As you can tell I am very excited that this renovation finally happening and will post more progress as I go along with the project. My hope is that those of you who are going to be renovating a space in your home soon will find this post on my bathroom renovation useful and can take something away from it for your own renovation.