What to ask before a Bathroom Renovation
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Your bathroom is more than a room with a toilet, bathtub, sink and shower — it is the space to create a happy place in your home. It can be a spa getaway where you can shut out the world (or the kids and pets), forget your stresses and escape.
But most importantly, it is a space that plays the role you need it to in your life. That’s where a custom bathroom renovation comes in. A custom bathroom design will allow you to work with a professional to design a space that meets all of your needs.
And before you decide what you need, consider how you use your current bathroom and how it meets, or falls short of, your needs. Take inventory with this list of questions so you are prepared for your first consultation with your custom design consultant.
The Big Questions
Use this list as a guide to determine how well your current bathroom works for you. You can even print it off and fill in the answers to bring to your first consultation!
How many people live in the home?
What are their ages?
How many bathrooms do you have in your home?
How is each used and how often (Ex. Getting ready in the morning, showering, guests only)?
Do you have a master bathroom?
How many people use is?
How many people share your full bathroom(s)?
Do you have family members or friends who have physical issues that must be addressed in the design?
How many people simultaneously use the bathoom you want to remodel?
What about the current bathroom layout makes it difficult to effectively use the space?
Would you like to create a dressing room/bathroom space?
Do you tend to get dressed in the bathroom?
What time of day is your bathroom the busiest?
Do you and your family members take baths, showers or both?
Do you use your bath/shower space for anything else (Ex. Bathing a child? Bathing a pet?)?
Are your bath linens easily accessible?
Are there enough electrical outlets?
What electrical appliances (Ex. blowdryer, electric toothbrush, razor, etc.) are most often plugged in in your bathroom?
Is there enough surface space?
The Biggest Question
If you have already decided to get your bathroom redesigned and renovated, there must be a reason. So most importantly, ask yourself this: “Why is it so important to me that I customize this bathroom?” If you can put your finger on the reason for this need for change, you will be sure to eliminate this pain point. You wouldn’t want to invest in a custom bathroom renovation, only to find that it didn’t solve your biggest problem!