Don’t know where to start your bathroom renovation? I find that most people typically have a hard time preparing for a bathroom renovation. Let me walk you through our easy 5 step process.
Step 1: Plan
This is the best part of the renovation process. Let your imagination soar, don’t worry about if it is going to fit, just find a way to collect as much information as you can about what you like. I find that, typically, homeowners know what they want as they have experience with their existing bath-room and know their likes and dislikes, we just need to put it together. I would advise that each in-dividual put their own list together as, typically, what is important to one person may not be as im-portant to the other! Remember, “happy wife, happy life”! You can always come into our Elegant Bathrooms Stoney Creek Showroom and take a look to get inspired, or spend some time on houzz, instagram, or at open houses or home shows, just to name a few. Or you can see what our clients are up too.
Step 2: Design
Now that we have all of your ideas, let’s see how we can make it work in your space. This is the time to pull out that measuring tape or utilize one of our Bathroom Advisers (future download Mag-ic Plans) and see what is possible in your space. This is where we will have to see if your layout is possible in your bathroom, as you may feel this is not yet the time to get the Contractor you are working with to see what is or isn’t possible. It is preferable to begin such a project with eyes wide open. Sometimes what you are hoping for may not be possible because of the structure or condi-tions. Unforeseen issues can arise in the middle of the process, because we don’t see a potential issue until it happens during the installation process.
Step 3: Select
We have your plan and design. Now it’s time to marry these together. With all of our paint chips, pictures, and ideas, your choices can now be made. We can now see what will or won’t work in our space based on the design. You will be ready now to order all of the products necessary to build the bathroom of your dreams. As you start selecting, you will notice that there are a lot of products available at many different prices. Like clothing, you can purchase a white tee-shirt for $1, or spend up to $250. The differences are in how the shirt fits, the material it’s made of, and how long it will last. All these things may be important to some people, so we can help you make the right decision to fit your style and budget.
Step 4: Install
Now we are ready for the easy part, demolition, everyone’s favourite day. Not really, it’s pretty messy!! But whether you are a DIY person working with your own contractor, or working with our craftsman, this is the moment where everything comes together. After demolition you will be able to make sure that everything will be possible based on your design and, hopefully, we won’t run into any unforeseen issues that the demolition has exposed. Now that we have the plan, have ordered everything needed, and dealt with any pre-existing issues the renovation should run smoothly. Timelines will vary depending on the work being done. Typically, a standard bathroom will take 7 business days to fully finish from demo to paint.
Step 5: Enjoy
Now is everyone’s favourite time. But before you start, be sure to keep a file of all your invoices. You never know when some kind of warranty issue will arise. Better yet, take the time to register your items with the vendors. It’s as easy as filling out a form and emailing it. That way if needed, help will just be a phone call away. Make sure you try everything and take the time to read the manuals on how to operate the heated floor. Typically, we may find some deficiencies at this point, so please bring them to our attention. It’s important to maintain your beautiful investment as well, and we have some cleaning products to help you do that, as well as other accessories, to take care of the those little things that you may have forgotten along the way!
Stay tuned as we break down each step further to help you prepare for your bathroom!