The weather is turning warmer, the snow is melting, and the days are getting longer. That can only mean one thing. No, not your favorite basketball tournament. It’s time to start thinking about your remodeling plans for the year! The warmer months are perfect for entertaining guests and completing the projects you didn’t have time for in the winter. In the spirit of the season, we decided we would pick our “final four” things to keep in mind before remodeling your bathroom. We consulted our experts and labored over our picks, but we feel confident in our bracket.
Number One Seed: Shower or Tub
Your tub or shower is the main feature in your bathroom. But how do you choose which one best suits your home? There are a number of factors to consider, including cost, space restrictions, and what is currently there. If you plan on selling your home in the future, getting rid of tubs can isolate families and expectant couples. If your home only has one full bathroom, consider adding a shower/tub combo for maximum value.
Number Two Seed: Budget
Bathroom remodels can increase your home’s value by nearly 20%. With that in mind, consider the cost you are willing to incur with your remodel. A walk-in shower can cost nearly double what a bathtub will. However, the aesthetic of a walk-in shower can bring your bathroom to life. If cost is a dig determining factor, a standard shower stall may fit your needs. Recent studies show that over 65% of homeowners want showers.
Number Three Seed: Your Current Situation
Trading your old tub or shower for a new one can be a relatively simple process. Converting from one style to another, however, is where it can become a bigger endeavor. Consider your goals for your bathroom. Will the entire family be using it? What is your budget? Are you concerned with resale value? All of these things can impact your decision. If you are looking for your dream bathroom, don’t compromise just because you have a tub and want a shower, or vice versa. If the entire family will be using your bathroom, consider a shower/tub combo.
Number Four Seed: The Space
Last but certainly not least is the space you are working with. Square footage can greatly impact what you decide. The average bathroom is 40 square feet with a standard tub coming in at 15 square feet. If you are confined to these numbers, consider a walk-in shower. The extra 7% of square footage it may save you can make a big difference. If you have a much larger bathroom, the world is your oyster!
Those are our picks! In a month full of upsets and buzzer beaters, we feel confident that if you consider our final four, you can have your dream bathroom. Even if your bracket is busted, you can still come out on top. Contact us to learn more about how we can make your bathroom remodel a reality!