Bathroom Renovations: Planning Tips for a Rewarding Result

Bathroom renovations are a popular choice for homeowners who want to add style and functionality to their living space.

Bathroom renovations are a popular choice for homeowners who want to add style and functionality to their living space.

Bathroom renovations are exciting projects for homeowners to take on. They can transform a dated, cramped space into a stylish, functional, spacious area that will add value to your home and increase quality of life.

How your bathroom is configured is usually determined by the size of the room. While no two bathrooms are alike, most feature a combination of the following:

  • Toilet
  • Shower/bathtub
  • Sink
  • Vanity
  • Countertop

Fortunately, when it comes to a bathroom remodel, there are usually ways to maximize space. In some cases, you can work with Kelowna contractors who have the knowledge and experience to safely redesign or expand a bathroom to provide added convenience and comfort. 

Whether you’re looking to spruce up a ‘half bath’ or build a new en-suite for your bedroom, here are some things to consider: 

Establish a Timeframe

Nobody likes a project that drags on, especially bathroom renovations. If you have a second (or third) bathroom you can use in the interim, it will make the process less urgent.

If speed is important, it might be worth considering Kelowna contractors for the job, rather than making it a DIY project. If they have a background in bathroom renovations, they’ll be able to give you an accurate estimate for how long it should take to complete. 

Make a Wish List

Do you want your bathroom remodel to be more of a cosmetic facelift, or do you want to redesign it completely with new:

  • Low-flow toilet
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • LED lighting
  • Custom cabinets
  • Fully tiled shower

Establishing your wants ahead of time will help you determine a realistic budget and timeline.

Get Inspired

How your bathroom looks will only be limited by your imagination. There are plenty of home design websites like Houzz and other searchable sites like Pinterest that are sure to offer plenty of inspiration for your bathroom renovations. 

Bathrooms tend to be quite small compared to other rooms in the house, and they don’t require much material to finish. Yet, there are so many different options in terms of:

  • Lighting
  • Tile
  • Grout
  • Flooring
  • Fixtures
  • Accessories

Each one is just one more way you can use to impart your own sense of style. 

Think Functional

Rather than settle for how your bathroom is laid out now, think of ways to make it more functional. Ask yourself things like:

  • Are the light switches in the right place?
  • Are there enough wall outlets?
  • Is there a bathroom fan?
  • Would a second sink be beneficial?
  • Should those towel racks be mounted somewhere else? 

Depending on the extent of your bathroom renovation, you could be opening up walls. This is an opportune time to configure electrical and plumbing to make it work the way you want. 

Along with bathrooms, kitchens are the most popular rooms in the house to renovate. To learn more about this, check out our post: Transform Your Kitchen.


Are you considering bathroom renovations and other home improvement projects? If so, call Rafter 4K Contracting to discuss your goals.



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