Bathroom Remodel Planning
You want to refresh your bathroom or redo the floor plan, but you have no idea where to start? We have different levels of design expertise that you can use to simplify with ease. We created a process with budget in mind allowing you to focus your monies on the actual remodel. Not everyone can hire a full-time design team, and not every project needs that level of expertise. Bathroom remodeling is developed fundamentally like a kitchen, but unique considerations are taken into account when developing a bathroom design plan. Things like moisture control, storage and flow are all essential items to consider. We use universal design principles to make a bathroom remodel a room that will function for years to come. We are up on the latest bathroom design trends, bathroom plumbing and fixture selections, tile and bathroom cabinet design. Creating a space that is cohesive to the rest of the home is key to creating a flow through your home. Many times the bathroom remodel is done as an individual space and doesn’t take into account the adjacent space or how to develop smooth transitions from old to new. Planning your bathroom remodel is key to a successful outcome in your remodel and to add value to your home.
We have full-service design to walk with you side-by-side through the whole process, or packages that give you the ability to tackle more on your own and save a little time and money in the process.
STEP 1: Order the Scan to Measure
This is the first and most important step in remodeling a beautiful bathroom – having an accurate floor plan of your current space. This is more than just room dimensions, we need to know everything from the vanity size and height to the center of the toilet, to the depth of the shower, window size and dimensions, etc. An as-built plan of the bathroom space provides all of this information and is a requirement regardless of which direction you choose to go. Order the SCAN TO MEASURE below – you will own the scan file and submit the Chief Architect file to us. That way if you decide to work with other professionals like architects, engineers or even another designer – you have the plan files to keep. We will create the As-Built plans from this scan. Link to order the scan is in the shop link below for As-Builts.
STEP 2: Order a Concept Plan
Your new space needs to be planned! The team will collaborate to understand your bathroom remodel needs and develop a concept plan that is not only functional, but beautiful. This concept plan will be complete with a new floor plan, drawings and elevations created with our design sensibilities and expertise. This is a one-time concept plan only. If you aren’t sure what you want, this may not be the package for you. Minor revisions can be made. No materials are sourced, but this will give the contractor a good working document plan to quote your bathroom remodel with average material costs. This concept package is only applicable for the current bathroom space, if you desire to borrow space from adjacent rooms, or it is a more complex remodel, we will need to evaluate and discuss the complexity from structural to electrical and plumbing. Please schedule a consult below and have available photos, videos and your desires. Some remodels may not be applicable to a concept package. Details for the remodel will need to be confirmed with your contractor.
STEP 3: Select Materials
This step is the most important to getting a detailed budget. Coming Soon! Our design packages contain all the details your contractor will need with links to order for a final bathroom look. If you are purchasing a concept only package, you can choose to source all the materials yourself and provide details to your contractor. If you purchase a design package (still in development) we will determine what materials are needed for your specific project. Our design package mood boards are concept only and need to be planned to match the specific bathroom remodel for tile sizes, layout and finish details. We will plan the materials and reflect those in the contractor’s packet along with a spreadsheet for ordering.
STEP 4: Finalize and schedule with the contractor
Marrying the plan with the budget is key. An initial number from a contractor is only a starting point. Until all elements and designs are finalized, they will have no way of being able to quote you accurately. Contractors can do a great job of quoting averages for a beginning budget based on their experience, but until all elements are chosen, they won’t be able to give you an accurate quote. Things like tile layout and design, edge details, material costs and/or placement details can all add to labor costs.
STEP 5: The bathroom remodel begins
If you purchased our concept package and design package, then all of the ground work has been completed and we are your partners for success. We have taken into consideration most issues that could be encountered and should be able to quickly regroup to provide the contractor a decision that doesn’t delay the process. If there are big changes, there may be some redesign costs needed, but in most cases, we can solve the problem efficiently. We are available to answer quick questions as needed, if it is a structural issue that you run into, we will recommend you hire an engineer.
If you are really unsure what you want to accomplish, you may want to schedule an initial 30 minute consult to walk through your project and we would love to help! These packages are designed for those who are fairly savvy with the remodeling process, don’t want or need customization, and are comfortable with low-touch guidance from us. Our full-service design is geared toward those who need custom designs, professional guidance, and regular access to our team. You can read our FAQs here.
If you are ready to get started with us, select the As-Built package below. You must purchase that package first, the rest are add-ons to that package.