The Bathroom Remodeling Process

July 10, 2020

If you are thinking about a bathroom remodeling project, you probably have many questions in mind.

  • What does a bathroom remodel process involve?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Which professionals and craftsmen should I hire?
  • How to choose them?

We will answer all these questions for you and more. Let’s start with how here at Litman Construction, a residential and commercial remodel company in Duluth, Minnesota, we carefully tailor and personalize every client’s bathroom remodel process.

Initial Consultation and Estimate
The time and cost for a bathroom renovation is different for every home. The scope and complexity of the design, the current condition of your space, and the quality and costs of the materials you choose are all contributing factors. We provide an initial consultation to give you a detailed explanation of what will be involved.

Project Design and Contract
Once you have seen and are happy with our estimate, we can send your contract to be signed and then schedule your home project.

The design process involves looking for ideas and trends to best fit your style. We will also work with an architect or interior designer to create plans. If there is structural work involved, we design accordingly. Working with you, we will prepare a final list of fixtures and finishes and order every item needed so that your project runs seamlessly.


Best Practices for Bathroom Remodel Materials

Bathroom floors must be made of material that is water resistant.

Selecting the right bathroom paint color is important. This is more of an aesthetic preference on your part but keep in mind that flat paints do not wash as well as paint with a higher sheen.

Bathroom sinks are a practical and aesthetic element of the room. Every bathroom is different, so you have to find a sink that can easily fit into the space and suits your needs.

Bath and Shower
Do you want a plastic insert? Or a full tile surround with Carrera marble? These decisions can drastically influence the cost of your remodel so try to think of what really matters and doesn’t matter to you.

Although they are generally fairly small, bathroom countertops get used a lot. There are natural and man-made materials available.

We all would decorate our bathroom according to our tastes. However, it is always a good idea to look at design trends especially if you’re thinking about selling in the near future.

Light Fixtures
You cannot ignore the importance of having good lighting in the bathroom, especially when you have a mirror in there. Lighting makes a world of difference.

If there is one thing a bathroom cannot work without, it would be plumbing. Using existing plumbing is always the best way to save money but sometimes with design changes it has to be moved. Make sure it’s the first thing you consider when planning a bathroom remodeling project.

The toilet is probably the most important, but little valued part of the bathroom. There are different models that you can choose from. We can help make suggestions on this.

It’s important to ensure proper ventilation in the bathroom. This room has to withstand a lot of moisture. Constant moisture in unventilated bathrooms can cause molds and other bacterial build-ups.

Key Features of a Bathroom Remodel

The layout of your bathroom should be focused on the daily use patterns of your family.

What could be more tiresome than having to replace materials too quickly? If your budget allows, opt for high quality materials, or at least try to find the materials that offer the best value for money.

How to Determine your Needs
A bathroom deserves attention to its layout and decor to create a welcoming and relaxing space.

Make a list of your criteria and see how these points could have an impact on the choices you will make later. Here are some important items to consider:

  • The ease of cleaning
  • The quality of materials
  • The ergonomics of the bathroom
  • The amount of storage

A lot goes into a bathroom remodel, and we are here to make sure your project happens seamlessly. Contact us at 218-525-4489 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation.