For awhile now, I have been talking about my home remodel. The project was supposed to take 90 days total, but here we still are (haha). It’s been a long process and we’ve hit a few roadblocks along the way, but we are starting to make progress.
Since we were already late and in the middle of things, we decided to do a whole master bathroom remodel! YAYYYY!!! That’s why when you see my Insta Stories, there are clothing racks all over my house (this is not because we are hoarders, haha).
Since interior design is not my forté, I am working with Lexi from Lexi Grace Design. I had been stalking her on Instagram for awhile, and I just loved her style. She has been amazing to work with and she and her team have helped us pick all the finishes and will help us accessorize the space once it’s done.
Lexi and I are currently working on a video to show the whole process, but today, I wanted to share the finishes we picked with you as well as some tips I’ve learned on the way when it comes to planning for a bathroom remodel. There are a lot of things to consider when planning for a remodel, so here are my tips to help make sure you’re satisfied with the final result!
My Bathroom Remodel Tips
- Consider your time frame. As I’ve learned throughout my home remodel, your time frame is very important! This is especially the case if you’re moving out of your home during the process because you want to make sure the project is finished when you move back in or in our case before your baby is born not a year and a half later haha. So, consider what you can do within your time frame and always calculate for extra time just in case.
- Make a list of what you want to be done. Organization is key when it comes to remodeling, and making a list of what all needs to be done will be especially handy when you calculate your budget later! Consider factors like your tiling, lighting, fixtures, cabinets, sinks, shower, plumbing, or even if you’re planning to move a wall. This will give you a clear picture of what the remodel process will be like and what you need to plan for.
- Search for inspiration. Social media can be your best friend when it comes to remodel inspiration! Consider browsing Pinterest or even following your favorite designers on Instagram. This will help you to find your style and determine what you like and dislike. Plus, having inspiration photos while you shop for materials can help you to pick out exactly what you want. Here is the bathroom Pinterest board I created in case you need some inspiration.
- Set your budget. It’s important to give yourself some room in your budget. Remember that extra costs can come unexpectedly, so always allow for this when setting your budget. Look at the list you made in step 2 and calculate the costs associated with every aspect of the remodel. You’ll thank yourself later! Unexpected things will ALWAYS show up so be prepared.
- Narrow it down to what you like. This can be the hardest step, but also the most exciting. Once you narrow it down to what you want in your bathroom remodel, you’ll be able to get an idea of what the final product will look like. I recommend looking at your materials in person if you can, because this will give you confidence in what you choose.
- Don’t forget the small details. It’s easy to get caught up in the pattern of your tile and style of your lighting fixtures, but it’s important to not neglect other details such as the location of your outlets and even your plumbing. While these things might not be very fun, they’re just as important.
- Work with an interior designer. Working with an interior designer can be a huge help in the remodeling process. If you’re unsure of what your style is and don’t know where to start, they can guide you in the right direction. Plus, as an experienced professional, you can ask them any questions you may have along the way.
I hope these tips are helpful! I’m really happy with the materials we’ve picked for our bathroom remodel, and I can’t wait to see the finished product. Enjoy the photos below and let me know your thoughts. Looking forward to sharing the entire process with you start to finish!
This is a photo of how the pace looks now:
Now use your imagination (I have none haha) to visualize how it will look once it’s done!
If you like any of the finishes and are interested in incorporating them into your own home, here’s where you can find them: