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It can be easy to neglect the bathroom when thinking about remodeling ideas for your home. However, doing a bathroom remodel can really help you improve upon functionality and increase the value of your property.

Ready to jump into that remodeling project? Here are some basic considerations you need to keep in mind before you remove a single tile!

Plan and purpose

A remodel needs to have a purpose. Are you trying to improve the look or update the utility and functionality of your bathroom? Perhaps a little bit of both? Is a complete overhaul necessary? If your fixtures are still working well, perhaps just tweaking the look and feel is all you need.

Knowing the end goal allows you to properly plan the whole endeavor. Purpose also helps tell you how to approach the remodel, from planning to execution. Having a clear objective is a good way to ensure you stay on track and helps you set parameters.

Your purpose can also help you identify one or two major points of the remodel. Once you pinpoint your focal point, you can work your design around that. This way, you’ll have a unified plan. It also makes it easier for you to cut out items if needed because you know which elements are the priorities.

Budget carefully and conservatively

This is, of course, perhaps the most important consideration on anyone’s list. After all, bathroom remodels can get pretty expensive! Your budget will determine how far you can go with the remodel you have in mind.

New fixtures and furnishings, finishes, lighting—all these are dependent on how much you can spend. Going hand-in-hand with your purpose, the budget will also help shape the focal points of your project. The key is to optimize and spend on the things that matter most to you.

To DIY or to hire a professional

If you can spare the time and effort, and you have the skills for it, you can always go the DIY route. This is great because you save money, for one. Second, it also gives you a personal project to work on. You not only build a bathroom, you also build your character!

However, in case you don’t want to take any chances, you can always turn to professionals to do the job. What might take a month on your own will probably take just a week or two with pros on hand. Professionals will have the experience, skills, and tools needed to breathe new life into your bathroom.

Scared about the dent it will make in your bank account? You don’t really have to hire a whole crew from a contractor. Depending on how much you need done, one skilled handyman can take care of your bathroom remodel without a problem.

Stick to the plan

Once you’ve sorted out the things you need to consider for your bathroom remodel, it’s time to get to work. Don’t forget the goal you’ve set and make sure you work within the plan you’ve laid out. If you can do this, DIY or with pros, that revamped bathroom will definitely be a resounding success!