Confined space, multiple functions, pipes, drains, plumbing and endless choices…
A bathroom renovation is a big undertaking. Take the stress out of the process by hiring the right people and carefully thinking about your needs and goals for the project. Here are a few things to consider before you take the plunge and renovate a bathroom:
- Who will be using the bathroom on a regular basis? A bathroom designed for three children will need to function differently than one designed for a couple. Who will be using this bathroom and when? For example, do you really need double sinks, or is the bathroom only being used by one person at a time? Functionality will dictate the bathroom’s layout, so take time to consider how you really use the space.
- Are you a bath or shower person? I love my evening soak, but many people never use their bathtub. If you don’t think the tub will get much use and you’re tight on space, why not just indulge in a large shower? A bathroom renovation often requires making choices.
- What is the look/feel you’re going for? Do your research by combing through magazines, books and blogs so you clearly define the look you want to create. Do you want your bathroom to feel like a spa or an old-world men’s club? If you have a clear vision, it will be much easier to select the different components of the bathroom.
- Finally, what is your budget? Bathroom renovations tend to be costly because they’re labor-intensive and utilize many different trades. Many selections need to be made – tile, stone, plumbing fixtures and lighting – so it is important to have a good sense of your budget so that you chose wisely.
Leslie Fine Interiors has extensive experience in bathroom design and remodeling. Our construction phase design process guides you through every aspect of your renovation, from hiring a builder to adding the final decorative touches to the bathroom. Please give us a call at 617-236-2286 to schedule a consultation, or you can send us an email.