You are about to embark on the exciting process of remodeling a bathroom. It’s an exciting but overwhelming endeavor. Do you know where to start and how to plan for it? As experienced remodelers in the Fox Cities area of Wisconsin, Turnkey Homes understands everything involved in a bathroom remodel. Here’s some quick advice and a list of tasks to tackle to get started.

Set a Budget and Secure a Contractor

Before you purchase anything, two key items should be addressed at the start: budget and a contractor. Determining how much money you are willing or can afford to spend will help you know how much you should save or set aside. Knowing that number will then help you retain a contractor. Some remodeling firms require a minimum budget, which may immediately rule them out for you. Or you might hire a private contractor. You may want an interior designer to help you with selecting a style, color theme, and all the products to be installed. 

Whichever route you choose, expect that you may have to wait weeks or months to get on their schedule. Meet with the potential contractors, ask them questions, view photos of their prior work, and determine expectations for the project. Securing a contractor and knowing your start date will allow you to proceed to the next steps.

Start Shopping

Now that you have set aside the funds, hired a contractor, and know the start date, it’s time to start shopping! Make a list of every item you need – vanity, wall cabinets, toilet, shower doors, tile, grout, fixtures, and paint. The contractor should help you assemble the list so you will know what to purchase. Compare prices between stores and leave room in the budget for unexpected expenses and construction items that the contractor will purchase. Bring tile and paint samples home to see if you like them. As you make purchases, save the receipts and understand the return policies.

Take precise measurements of everything and take them with you when shopping. You will need to know the exact measurements for items such as the vanity, toilet, shower doors, shower walls, shower floor, and bathroom floor. Remember to measure the spaces where hanging cabinets, mirrors, and medicine cabinets will be installed so that everything fits together into the finished space. Measurements are critical because you will need to know how much tile to purchase, and if the vanity you have chosen will fit into the space.

Allow yourself sufficient time to go through the selection process. Items will most likely be purchased at a variety of stores, from massive home improvement stores to small specialty shops, and even online. Some items need to be ordered, such as shower doors and tile. You want to be sure you have everything on hand when the contractor shows up on the start date. They will have other clients booked after you and may not be able to accept a delay due to products on order.

Schedule a Remodeling Consultation with Turnkey Homes, LLC

Choosing the right home remodeler is a critical step in the home renovation process. Turnkey Homes, LLC is an experienced home remodeler and builder in the Fox Cities and Appleton-Green Bay area of Wisconsin. Review our portfolio and then call us at (920) 470-4315 to schedule a meeting. Our focus is on building custom homes, spec homes, and remodeling. Whether you desire to build a new Wisconsin home or remodel the one you own, Turnkey Homes can help.