So you have decided that you need to remodel your Philadelphia Bathroom, now what do you do?
Below are a few steps to take to help you through the process.
Step One: Decide on the look and feel of your new Philadelphia bathroom. Do you want a serene spa retreat or a fun whimsical environment? Do you want a neutral bathroom or is there a color you love and want to see incorporated? To help you decide and give you ideas, www.houzz.com is a great place to start. Every designer across the country saves their best designs to put on Houzz. You get the benefit of their great ideas.
Step Two: Think about your budget and if you can afford help in designing or installing your new bathroom. If your budget is minimal, you might need to do it all yourself, a much more time consuming and difficult prospect, but financially prudent in the end. If you have a little wiggle room in your budget, I would suggest hiring a great contractor unless you have a lot of experience with plumbing and tiling. These are two of the hardest remodeling projects. If you can afford more help, I would hire a bathroom designer since they can make recommendations based on their experience with bathroom remodeling. Finally if the sky is the limit on the budget and it is important to have a cohesive look throughout your home, you should investigate hiring an interior designer along with the contractor and kitchen designer.
Step Three: Find the fixtures and tile you love. Once again Houzz can help or visit our bathroom portfolio page, http://www.teknikadesigngroup.com/bathportfolio.py . The first step I always take is to find the piece I love and design around it. My master bath started with a sink that I feel in love with. Everything else falls into place once you have that first element.
Step Four: Order everything and make sure that it all arrives before you start demolition. This is especially true if you are doing the remodeling on your own. It is amazing how many parts can be missing once you think you have received all your plumbing fixtures and even tile. You do not want a half-finished bath that cannot be used because the fittings for the sink were not included and you thought they were.
Step Five: Enjoy…relax…and pat yourself on the back. It is not easy to do any Philadelphia bathroom remodeling project.
If you want more ideas on steps for remodeling, please see Teknika’s website at www.teknikadesigngroup.com .