Between May 2018 and May 2019, the median home value in Seattle dropped by 5.4 percent. Many homeowners are looking for ways to add value to their homes without making a huge investment. One simple way to accomplish that goal is to plan a bathroom remodel. Learn how to plan a bathroom remodeling project and you will be on your way to a more appealing and valuable home.
The planning process is more difficult than you may imagine. By working with Home Care Contractors, you simplify the process. Find out more about what you should expect.
Calculate Your Budget
The first thing you need to do is determine your budget for the renovation. Without a budget, you have no guidelines to follow and are likely to end up with a renovation that you can’t afford. Before you get started, crunch the numbers. Determine how much you can and should pay for your renovation.
Generally, bathroom renovations start at approximately $10,000. But your remodel could cost much more, depending on the size of the room and the style of your fixtures. Once you set a budget, be sure to stick to it.
Pick Your Style
Whether or not you plan on working with an experienced professional, you need to pick your style for the project. Are you interested in a modern look? Is luxury more your style? To get some ideas, look at home improvement magazines and watch some home improvement television shows.
After you decide on a style, save some pictures of your favorite bathrooms. You might not like the whole bathroom, but want a few fixtures in it. Take notes on your pictures to remind yourself what you liked and didn’t like about it.
Decide on a Color Scheme
You also need to pick the colors for your bathroom. First, you must choose the color of the walls or tiles. Then, you can consider which colors work well with the paint or tile. To get started, pick at least three different colors. One should be the primary color, the other a secondary color, and a third an accent. If you want to make a room feel more welcoming or warmer, consider choosing light colors.
You don’t want to overdo it with one color. Generally, your primary color should only make up about 60% of the room. Meanwhile, the secondary color should make up 30% of the room and the accent should only be 10% of the room. It’s important to maintain a balanced color scheme.
Find an Experienced Contractor
Before you do any more planning, you would benefit from looking for an experienced remodeling contractor in Seattle. It’s important to realize that not all contractors have the same qualifications. By following these tips, you may be able to find the right fit for your bathroom remodel:
1. Ask for Referrals
Don’t be afraid to ask your friends or family members for referrals. There’s a good chance that you know someone who has remodeled their bathroom. Ask around and find out what people have to say about the local contractors. As you do your research, take notes and be sure to look out for negative reviews.
If you don’t know anyone who has remodeled their bathroom, you can search online for referrals. Social media is an extremely useful tool when it comes to recommendations. Check out local Facebook groups for recommendations or make a post and ask for advice.
2. Check the Credentials
It’s also important to check the credentials of a prospective contractor. Depending on where you live, your contractor may need certain licenses. In Seattle, there are strict licensing requirements.
Make sure the company is licensed and bonded and is familiar with the permitting process. If you can’t find out licensing information on a company’s website, call them directly and ask them about their credentials. A reputable company will be more than willing to answer your questions.
3. Call Home Care Contractors
To work with a local company that will guide you through the bathroom remodeling planning process, call Home Care Contractors. For years, we’ve been helping Seattle residents plan and achieve their dream bathrooms. We know how overwhelming the process can be and we want to assist you. If you’re ready to get started, give us a call today.