Awkward Stage Series: How to Survive a Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom remodels are some of the most satisfying home improvement projects you can choose to take on as a homeowner. Aside from the bedroom and the kitchen, bathrooms are some of the spaces we spend the most time in during our day-to-day lives so it makes sense to spend some money to make sure your bathroom meets your needs.

 

Whether that’s with a design that makes you happy or functional elements that make getting ready or taking care of yourself effortless, it’s nice to have a space that truly serves you.

 

But what do you do in the meantime while the space you use each and every day to get ready is out of commission? Read on to learn more about how to survive your bathroom remodel project—especially if you only have one bathroom!

 

Designate Another Bathroom for Daily Use

 

In the best-case scenario, there is another bathroom in your home that can be designated for daily use. While it may not have all the elements of the bathroom you are remodeling, this space can fill the gap until you can get back into your regular space and routine.

 

Consider Storage Elements

 

Clear out all items from the bathroom that is set to be remodeled and move them into this backup bathroom space. Consider the storage situation of this new space. Will you be squeezing the daily comings and goings of four people into a space that normally only serves two? You may want to bring in temporary storage solutions to hold the additional toiletries in a way that makes the space liveable for all parties.

 

Get Close to a Neighbor or Family Member

 

While extensive bathroom gut jobs can take as long as three months, most bathroom remodels can be completed in three to six weeks. This may be a long time to share space with another adult when you aren’t used to it, but if you have a friend or family member that is open to letting you use an extra bathroom in their home, it is something to consider during renovation.

 

Design Ideas to Take Your Bathroom Remodel to the Next Level

 

You might be intrigued by the idea of remodeling your bathroom—but where does one start? Below, our team lists out a few design ideas to get your creative wheels turning:

 

Prioritize Practical Choices

Consider functionality when choosing a bathroom vanity that works for your family. Do you need extra storage? Additional lighting? A special drawer for your toothbrush? These choices can all be incorporated into your bathroom after you fully think through your needs.

 

Don’t Forget Fixtures

Diverters, showerheads, faucets, and sinks can all be customized to your liking, but the costs can quickly add up if you’re not careful. Ensure that you’re reserving a line item in your budget for hardware that will truly complete your bathroom.

 

Consider Custom Elements

Custom glass, lighting or flooring in your bathroom can really be a show-stopper if properly budgeted for. Consider the practical and aesthetic benefits of customizing a few elements of your bathroom space. If budget constraints arise, we recommend choosing one feature or focal point of your bathroom to personalize–such as a custom his-and-hers vanity that is catered to your needs.

 

Play With Patterns

The unique designs of tile and stone can make a big impact on a bathroom remodel. Focus on elements that work with each other instead of against each other. We recommend incorporating different patterns for a textured and multi-dimensional look, but keep in mind that you’ll want to pick materials that complement each other–our design team, and interior design partners, can help with this!

 

If you’re on the fence about what patterns, textures or materials to pick for your walls and flooring, we recommend sticking with a neutral palette instead of choosing trendy patterns that will be dated in a few years. If you want to add personality to your bathroom without locking yourself into any one design decision, aim for a timeless base and incorporate trendy, cosmetic elements that can be easily swapped out later on.

 

Get design inspiration by browsing our bathroom gallery here.

 

Start Your Bathroom Remodel Project with Lynch Design | Build Today

 

The value you can get out of a renovated bathroom is truly limitless. At Lynch Design | Build, we’re passionate about working with Maryland homeowners to bring out their home’s potential. We’ll spend time perfecting the design of your bathroom so you’re ecstatic with the finished product. To talk to us about designing and building the bathroom of your dreams, or to learn more about our bathroom remodel services, contact us today by calling 410-879-5510.

 

This article is part of our “Awkward Stage” series where we dive into how to prepare for and survive the construction phase of home remodeling. To read the first article in our series, “How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel,” click here.

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