For most people, the master bedroom and bathroom are the 2 rooms that start and end their days. So naturally, homeowners want to begin and end in a space that feels relaxing and comfortable. That is enough reason for remodeling your master bathroom.
Not to mention, when you remodel a bathroom in the home, you increase the resale value of your house. It really is a good investment in the home. In fact, here is what we found on Zillow.
“Zillow data shows that bathroom remodels yield the biggest returns in terms of boosting your home’s resale value. For minor cosmetic changes, you’ll see a $1.71 increase in home value for every $1 you spend. This includes things like painting and refinishing cabinets, swapping out the mirror, or upgrading hardware.”
At Flow Pros Plumbing, one of the more exciting jobs we get to complete is a bathroom remodel. As essential as the plumbing in your home is, enjoying each room of your home is also important. So, if you are considering a bathroom overhaul in the Pinellas or Hillsborough County area, give us a call to install all those parts.
Get Inspiration from Others
The first step in a bathroom remodel is in gaining the inspiration for the design you want. It is a good idea to collect images of master bathroom designs you like and evaluate what you like about each. Then you can take all those ideas and complete a look.
Having those designs to show your plumber or tile installer is an excellent idea so they can see just what you expect. And during the process, you can look back on the pictures to ensure you are on the right path to your dream design.
Second, you will need to determine your desired budget.
Determine Your Master Bathroom Budget
Now that you have identified what you want in remodeling the master bathroom, you will need to see what you want to afford. Be creative in your plan. If the clawfoot bathtub is the dream, then find one at the price point you can afford. Then, perhaps you can save a dollar or two by painting the room yourself.
There are plenty of tips on how you can DIY a bathroom remodel and have it look just as you want. Just don’t DIY the plumbing, or you may end up with a flood.
Locate Your Supplies
The next step is to gather all the supplies. There is a definite order the plumber will want to install each piece. So, if you have them all there waiting, the crew can let you know at what stage of the remodel to get each piece installed.
When ordering your plumbing parts, you will want your plumber to help you determine the proper sizes and brands for your master bathroom. You see, there are components of the plumbing you may not know about, like what type of pipes you have in the walls and if you need a new p-trap. Your expert plumber will know just what to have on hand when remodeling your master bathroom.
Here are a few additional things you may want to incorporate in your design.
Environmentally friendly and sustainable products appeal to some when remodeling.
- Energy-efficient items, water-saving techniques, using upscaled or repurposed items, and more will help you achieve a master bath that makes you feel good.
- Is bigger really better? Do you need room to spread out your things on the oversized counter, or would you prefer the space to place a comfy chair in the corner?
- What color trends are too trendy, and which ones are going to be around for a while. You may love that bold tile in the shower, but will future residents be turned off by the decision?
- Do you really need a tub, or will a more oversized shower be what makes you happy?
- Will anyone needing to use the bathroom now or in the near future need ADA accommodations?
You see, personalizing your space is so much more than pretty wallpaper or design concepts. Making it all you want is important but just remember to consider the resale implications.
Determining the Amount of Time Remodeling Your Master Bathroom Will Take
Remodeling your master bathroom requires planning and time if you want it to be a design that adds value to your home. Once the planning stage is complete, the work can begin. Be sure you gather information from all the contractors involved and dry times for grout and paint.
After all the planning and calculating, those materials are not going to put themselves in place. So here are the general steps to the remodeling process as outlined by The Home Depot.
- Demolition: Take out everything that will not be used in the new design. This includes all tile, flooring, and wall treatment that is going away. When doing so, be careful not to damage any wall plumbing and turn off the water supply to the toilet, tub, and sinks.
- Plumbing Rough-In Work: This is the point where the plumber will come in for the first bit of plumbing. The technician will begin with the shower pan and tub controls that are within the walls. If any additional showerheads or sinks are being added, this is where the plumber will get the rough-in done for the new parts.
- Electrical Rough-In: At this point, you can call on the help of your local electrician. They will install needed outlets and the foundation of new lighting to be placed at a later time.
- Close the Walls: Begin the task of putting on the final drywall, cement board, and vapor barrier.
- Paint the Walls: Wall paint, or wallpaper is easier done when there is nothing to worry about dripping on or cutting around.
- Tile Installation: Now is the time for all those gorgeous tiles you picked out to be placed. Begin in the shower with the walls and enclosure. Then you can move on to other walls and the flooring.
- Shower Enclosure Installation: If you are getting a shiny glass enclosure, this is the point at which it would be installed.
- Install Lighting and Exhaust Fans: Time to install the fan, ceiling lights, and wall lighting at this point. Have your electrician do this part if you are at all uneasy.
- The Vanity and Sinks: When you get the vanity in place, the countertop can be set and the sinks put in. You will want to have your plumber on hand if you need any help.
- Toilet Time: Set the toilet and get it hooked up. Your plumber can come out for this part and get to the next step too.
- Install all the Fixtures: Allow your local plumber to put in all the fixtures for the shower and sinks.
- Final Wipe Down and Clean Up: Now, you can take a look at all of the progress and get it all clean and shiny.
The Final Step: Accessories
The accessories of the room will possibly be the most fun. This is where you can hang mirrors, add chairs, tables, towels, and such. Don’t forget if you have the proper natural light coming in to add a plant to the room, adding that natural element.
Congratulations, your remodel is complete and the water can be turned on.
Why Hire A Professional Plumber?
At Flow Pros, we recommend you hire a professional plumber for your master bathroom remodel. Many homeowners make the mistake of installing the plumbing for a major remodel on their own, only to realize they need to call for help in the end. We don’t want our customers to waste valuable time and money.
Here are more benefits to hiring a professional plumber.
- They have the right tools for the job.
- Plumbers will know what’s behind the wall and how to connect to it.
- They are educated on plumbing codes and will make sure all work is done right.
- The company you hire has insurance if anything goes awry.
- It is one less thing you have to do!
Flow Pros Plumbing Helps with Your Bathroom Remodel.
Your home deserves the absolute best care, and we know our plumbers can deliver the attention your bathroom remodel needs.
Honestly, we don’t doubt your ability to DIY just about anything. But plumbing has some exceptional needs you may not be aware of.
At Flow Pros, our number one goal is your satisfaction with our work when remodeling your master bathroom or performing any other plumbing job.
Hire a Professional Plumber today by contacting FLOW PROS.