A bathroom may be one of the smallest rooms in your house but that doesn’t mean it should not be invested in properly. Having the bathroom remodeled can even end up being as expensive as a kitchen remodel considering all things that may need to be renovated such as the bathtub, shower, flooring, cabinets, toilet, sink, or even plumbing.
There are many considerations to ponder when beginning the journey of attempting a bathroom remodeling project which can quickly get overwhelming if you’re not sure what exactly to look for, what to ask, or even where to start. 通过阅读这篇文章，你有了一个良好的开端. We have gathered 11 essential questions to ask yourself before starting a bathroom remodeling project to ensure that your project starts off on the right foot and that you feel comfortable and confident heading into your project.
1. Why do I want a bathroom remodel?
让我们从开始浴室改造项目的基础知识开始. 是什么让你想要重新装修浴室? 你是因为最近的德州冬季风暴还是泄漏而被迫重新装修的? Were you inspired by a recent binge watching session of HGTV and saw a bathroom that put yours to shame? Or maybe there was just a certain moment when you realized that your current bathroom situation is simply not working anymore either due to features, style, layout, and/or size. Whatever the reason, 花点时间想想为什么你真的想要改造浴室, 如果这是你决心要走的路, 以及怎样才能把它变成你喜欢的浴室.
After answering why you want a bathroom remodel, 现在你可以命名你想在浴室改造期间关注的区域. 想想什么功能对你来说最重要, like deal-breakers, and then decide on other features that would be nice to have but are not necessarily must-haves. 如果你不把重点放在某些功能上，成本很容易失控. 通过诚实地面对自己必须拥有的功能, it will allow you to focus your budget on things that you actually need in your newly remodeled bathroom. 如果你有多个浴室，你想要改造，为两个单独的清单.
3. What is my budget?
Speaking of budgeting, take your list of must-have features and ensure you have enough money to cover them. The average bathroom remodel costs about $10,798 but varies greatly between hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the size of the room, products chosen, 以及改造的总体规模和范围.
既然你已经问过自己什么功能是必须具备的, you can now realistically set your budget to include those features and a bit of wiggle room for those extra “would be nice to have” features and an emergency cushion in case unforeseen circumstances arise (which is likely to happen). Overall, be sure to set a realistic budget for your bathroom remodel along with realistic expectations of what you will be able to accomplish with that budget product-wise and labor-wise. 如果你有多个浴室，你想改造, make a separate budget for both so that you are not left with one bathroom fit for the queen and one made to look like it’s for a sketchy gas station.
4. Who will be using the bathroom?
考虑一下谁会经常使用卫生间. 如果你在改造孩子们的浴室, 你会想考虑适合孩子的功能，根据身高来工作, style-wise, safety-wise, 他们可能想要一个浴缸或淋浴/浴缸组合. 如果主要是成年人使用的话, 考虑一下你想要什么样的风格, height, storage, bathtub/shower needs, flooring, etc.
虽然你可能有很多想要重塑你的浴室, you have to be realistic about the ability to accomplish all your wishes with the square footage of your current space. Space determines much of the ability of what can realistically be accomplished due to layout, storage needs, and size of products that can fit. 它还决定了改造的成本.
6. Do I need a shower, tub, or both?
正如我们在上一个问题中简要讨论过的, consider who will be using the bathroom the most in order to decide whether you will need a bathtub, shower, or both. Also, consider space and budget. 如果你只有一个地方，你更想要哪个:浴缸还是淋浴? 或者你的预算是否允许淋浴/浴缸组合?
如果你的理想浴室有许多功能的最好的浴缸, 你可以考虑这些高质量的, smart bathtubs from Wayfair.com.
7. What are my storage needs?
而浴室通常是房子里最小的房间之一, we all know too well that it can often be one of the messiest and have the most clutter. Considering all the things that may live in the bathroom in addition to typical features (like hairdryers, brushes, decor, medicine, cleaning supplies, etc.)存储在重构过程中是非常重要的. Be sure to not only choose cabinets and countertops that provide storage but also consider if you are able to create a layout that allows for more storage to be installed. 考虑到空间的面积，对期望要现实一点.
The average small 浴室的装修大约花不了多少时间 23 days 哪些(不包括周末)可以花费大约一个月. During that time, you will need to make reasonable accommodations about your bathroom situation because you’ll likely be left without a toilet sink, tub, and shower for weeks. If you have an additional bathroom, 那么你可能已经准备好了，除非另一个浴室也在重新装修. In that case, you may be able to create a schedule to alternate when each remodel is done with your contractor.
如果你只有一个浴室，那就有点棘手了. 制定一个可靠的计划，甚至可能是浴室住宿的后备计划. 这可能意味着临时安装一个移动厕所, 在附近的朋友家或邻居家里安排淋浴和洗浴, 或者在健身房使用厕所和淋浴.
One thing that you must be prepared and plan for is for the unexpected to happen (which is why we recommend an emergency cushion). 如果你在HGTV上看电视节目，你就会明白我们的意思. 是否意外的情况导致时间的增加, change in design, or an increase in budget, you must be prepared for something happened that will toss a wrench in your original plans.
你还必须考虑你是否有精神问题, physically, 而且在经济上也准备好装修浴室了. You can prepare for some of this by answering some of the previous questions about your budget and plans for alternative bathroom accommodations. Also, 一定要问问你房子里的其他人, 如果他们觉得自己真的准备好了重新装修浴室的话. 如果没有，在继续之前，试着达成一致.
10. Should I DIY or hire professionals?
你可以考虑自己动手改造浴室来省钱, be honest with yourself about your abilities and the time you can put into the remodel. 如果你对自己的能力很有信心, then, by all means, 试试自己动手做吧，这样可以节省几百英镑的劳力. You can even attempt a combo of DIY projects and getting professional help if you find you can do some but not all projects. Note: It is important not to attempt plumbing or electrical projects if you are not completely, 100% confident in your skills.
If you discover that you would be more confident with a professional handling your bathroom renovation project, 好在你已经有预算集了! 你准备好回答最后一个问题了.
You are already off to a great start by being honest with yourself and answering the previous questions. 通过查找和回答前面的问题, you’ve likely already established your capacity to start and handle a bathroom remodel. The next step is to find a contractor in your area that will handle your bathroom remodeling project with the quality and care it deserves. Check out these tips on how to choose the right contractor for your remodeling project. In short, 你会想要找到一个高质量的承包商，将能够处理的规模, scope, timeliness, and requirements of your remodel. 不要满足于你找到的第一个承包商，甚至是最便宜的承包商. 做调查，做评论，缩小你的选择范围.
Our experienced remodeling experts at Brunson Construction would be happy to help you with your Dallas-area bathroom remodeling project. Brunson Construction has been serving the Dallas area with high-quality residential remodeling and renovation since 1969 making us one of Dallas’ best contractors and industry leaders.
Check out our bathroom remodeling page for more information such as our bathroom remodeling services, 现代浴室升级选项的想法, more credentials, 以及之前的项目，包括前后的照片! Contact us 我们很乐意为你提供 free estimate 或者您只是想讨论您的改造的更多可能性.
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