How to Plan a Bathroom Remodel Grand Rapids, MI

Even a small bathroom remodel can add value to your home and improve your quality of life. But it's important that you have a plan in place. Your plan should include everything from interior design to materials and budget.

Here are our tips for planning a bathroom remodel you’ll love for years to come.

Explore Bathroom Remodel Ideas

What building materials do you want to see in your new bathroom? The type of materials we use depends on your personal preferences and budget.

Many of our clients look for bathroom design ideas on Pinterest. It’s much easier to describe what you want if you can show your contractor a picture.

Create a Pinterest board to get a better idea of the aesthetic you want.

Set Deadlines

Do you need to finish the shower remodel before an elderly parent moves in? If you have a deadline, speak with your contractor to learn what’s possible within your timeframe.

As long as you have a reasonable deadline, we'll do everything in our power to finish your remodel on schedule.

Create a Budget

Setting a budget isn’t as fun as browsing Pinterest. But it’s still an important step while planning your bathroom remodel.

Your budget should include the cost of labor, materials, and permits. We also recommend setting aside some money for surprise expenses or delays.

If there are unforeseen issues with your bathroom remodel, you’ll be glad you kept some cash in reserve. Think of this extra cash as your safety net if your remodel ends up costing more than the estimate.

We'll do everything we can to create as accurate an estimate as possible. But it can be hard to predict complications.

Add Value to Your Home

Planning on selling your home soon? Many buyers may expect there to be the same number of bathrooms as bedrooms.

If you only have one bathroom, adding a new bathroom can increase the value of your home.

According to The Nest, adding a bathroom with a shower or tub can increase the resale value of your home by about 20%. Don't have the space for a full or three-quarter bath? a half bath still increases your home’s value by an average of 10.5%.

Prospective homebuyers will appreciate having a bathroom addition, especially if they have kids.

Related: 3 Tips for Remodeling a Bathroom for Resale

Hire a Remodeling Contractor

Ready to get started? A bathroom remodel of any size is an investment in your home. That's why it's important that you hire an experienced contractor.

Once you know what you want and how much you’re willing to spend, you’re ready to hire a remodeling contractor. We recommend hiring contractors for the stuff you can’t DIY, like shower installation. Hiring a professional gives you peace of mind so you can enjoy professional results.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Schultz Builders

As a bathroom remodeling contractor in Grand Rapids, MI, we work hard to earn your business. Schedule a free consultation with Schultz Builders by calling (616) 291-2646. We hope we hear from you soon!

This blog post has been updated.