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Bathroom Remodel Checklist: A Step-By-Step Guide


Ready for a Bathroom Renovation?

Are you considering a bathroom remodeling project but not sure where to start? Planning is key to a successful renovation. Our team at Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you through the process.

Among our plumbing services are professional and beautiful bathroom remodeling (we also do kitchens!). Our team is skilled and experienced having remodeled bathrooms in homes across Manhattan, Junction City, Wamego and surrounding towns.

Often the plans for a bath remodel start with inspiration. With thousands of images online of beautiful bathroom design, you will find no lack of gorgeous examples. Here are just a few of the gorgeous bathrooms we are proud to have provided our customers.

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Why Choose Standard for Bathroom Remodeling

A Step-By-Step Guide to Planning your Bathroom Remodel

  1. Set Your Goals
    Begin by defining what you want to achieve with your bathroom remodel. Are you looking to increase functionality, update the style, or enhance the overall value of your home? Understanding your goals will guide the rest of your planning process.
  2. Establish a Budget
    Determine how much you’re willing to spend on your bathroom remodel. Do you want to gut your old bathroom entirely or just make a few upgrades? Setting a realistic budget will help you prioritize your needs and make informed decisions throughout the project.
  3. Research Design Ideas
    Browse magazines, websites, and social media platforms for inspiration. One great thing you can search for online is “bathroom remodeling trends.” In 2024, we are seeing a lot of people choose deep greens as their color of choice for their bathroom upgrade. Black faucets and accents are also popular as well as back-lit mirrors.
  4. Assess Your Space & Create a Floor Plan
    Evaluate your current bathroom layout and take measurements. Consider the existing plumbing and electrical systems, as major changes to these can significantly impact your budget and timeline. Identify any structural limitations or opportunities for expansion.
  5. Choose Your Fixtures and Materials
    Select the fixtures, finishes, and materials that align with your design vision and budget. Consider factors such as durability, maintenance requirements, and energy efficiency. Don’t forget to account for accessories like lighting, mirrors, and storage solutions.
  6. Hire Professionals
    You may need to hire contractors, plumbers, electricians, and designers. Otherwise, consider hiring one remodeling company like Standard Plumbing to handle doing or coordinating every aspect of the project.
    Research potential professionals to ensure they have the experience and qualifications. Get recommendations from family and friends for a company they trusted who delivered a quality final product.
    Get several quotes on the overall project. Standard Plumbing provides FREE QUOTES on bathroom remodels. Call us at (785) 776-5012.
  7. Understand What a Realistic Timeline Will Be
    Work with your team to establish a realistic timeline for your project. Expect to be waiting several months for your project to start. Ideally you should contact a professional remodeling company well in advance of when you want your new bathroom complete. When you choose a remodeling company, be sure to discuss timelines and work schedule so you fully understand what to expect.
  8. Obtain Permits
    Check with your local building department to determine if you need permits. Failing to obtain the necessary permits can result in costly fines and delays. When you hire Standard to remodel your bathroom, we handle obtaining all the necessary permits.
  9. Prepare for Construction
    Clear out your bathroom and adjacent areas to make room for the renovation. Protect any furniture or fixtures that will remain in place during construction. Communicate with others in your household about the upcoming disruptions.


A Bathroom Renovation Checklist

While a bathroom may be the smallest room in you home, it is filled with a lot of components. It can be easy to overlook particular items when you are planning for a bathroom remodel.

Go through this checklist of some of the various items a typical bathroom has. Consider if these items in your bathroom work well and look nice. Or would these be items worth replacing?

  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Faucet & fixtures
  • Towel bars, toilet paper holder
  • Wall color
  • Floor material and color (What about heated floors?)
  • Ceiling material and color
  • Floor, ceiling and door trim
  • The door
  • Storage solutions
  • Sink (single or double)
  • Towels and accessories
  • Décor
  • Safety and Accessibility features like shower bars
  • Vanity and other cabinets
  • Lighting (replacement, adding more)
  • Exhaust fan or other ventilation solution
  • Outlets (Are more needed? Are outlets needed in particular places?)
  • Light switch

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Successful Bathroom Remodeling Project

By following these steps, you can effectively plan your bathroom remodeling project and achieve the results you want. Remember that proper planning is essential for a successful renovation. Take the time to thoroughly consider each aspect of your project before diving in.

If you need assistance with a bathroom renovation, don’t hesitate to reach out to Standard Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning. Our team of experts is ready to help you transform your bathroom into the space of your dreams. Contact us today to get started!

Call Standard Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to get a FREE estimate on your bath remodeling project. Contact us online or call us directly at (785) 776-5012.