Bathroom Remodeling in Tampa, FL from Premium Hard Surfaces

The ultimate bathroom remodeling checklist: a homeowner's guide

Is your bathroom stuck in a time warp? If a bland, outdated, or dysfunctional bathroom makes you sigh every morning, it's time for a transformation! Bathroom remodeling is an exciting project, but it can feel overwhelming. That's why we've created this ultimate bathroom remodeling checklist – to break down the process and guide you toward your dream bathroom.

  1. Define your purpose and budget
  • Purpose: What's driving the bathroom remodel? Increased functionality, updated style, better accessibility, or prepping to sell your home?
  • Budget: Set a realistic budget. Research average costs in your area and add a buffer for unexpected expenses. A bathroom remodeling store can provide estimates and help you stick to your goals.
  1. Inspiration and design
  • Inspiration overload: Pinterest, Houzz, and design magazines are your friends! Gather visuals of your ideal bathroom style.
  • Design considerations: Think about layout changes, storage needs, your preferred style (modern, farmhouse, etc.), and any special features like a heated floor or walk-in shower.
  1. DIY or professional?
  • Your skillset: Assess your DIY abilities honestly. Some tasks like tiling or plumbing might be best left to professionals.
  • Scope and timeline: Major remodels or tight timelines often necessitate professional contractors. Discuss your project with a bathroom remodeling store for expert advice.
  1. Fixtures and materials
  • Tiles: Explore a vast world of tile colors, patterns, and textures. Consider floor size, slip resistance, and shower design.
  • Vanity and countertop: Choose a vanity size and material that fit your space, plus a countertop that matches your style and durability needs.
  • Faucets and showerheads: Select finishes and styles that complement your overall design. Consider water efficiency as well.
  • Lighting: Plan bright task lighting with the mirror and ambient overhead lights. Layer different light sources for functionality and mood.
  • Flooring: Choose durable, waterproof flooring suitable for bathrooms.
  1. Prepping for the transformation
  • Permits: Check with your local authorities for any required permits.
  • Clear the space: Completely empty your bathroom to give yourself (or contractors) a clean slate.
  • Alternate bathroom plan: If you only have one bathroom, make arrangements for an alternative during the remodel.
  1. The bathroom remodeling process
  • Demolition: This phase can be messy. Protect unaffected areas of your home from dust and debris.
  • Plumbing and electrical: Rough-in work is often behind the scenes but critical. If making changes, hire licensed professionals.
  • Framing and drywall: Any layout adjustments (removing/building walls) happen now.
  • Waterproofing: Essential in wet areas like shower zones to prevent future leaks.
  • Installation: Tiles, vanity, bathtub/shower, fixtures, lighting – your new bathroom starts taking shape!
  • Finishing touches: Painting, hardware installation, mirrors, and final details bring your vision to life.
  1. Enjoy your dream bathroom!

Once complete, revel in the transformation! A well-designed bathroom should be functional and beautiful, and it should be a space to relax in. Additional tips include: 

  • Communication is key: Maintain clear communication with your contractors throughout the process.
  • Be flexible: Unexpected issues can arise. Factor in contingency timelines and budgets if possible.
  • Focus on the finish: Quality hardware, towels, and accessories elevate the final bathroom look.

Contact us for your bathroom remodeling needs

Visit Premium Hard Surfaces to discuss your bathroom remodeling project, explore materials, and find a reputable contractor if needed. From shower remodel and tub-to-shower conversions to vanities and flooring, we're here for your remodeling needs. Our showroom in Tampa, FL, serves Tampa, Town 'n' Country, Temple Terrace, East Lake-Orient Park, and Brandon, FL.