Your bathroom remodel does not need to cost a fortune, and there are cases where a “strip to the studs and sub-floor” remodel is too much.
Maybe you need to rebuilt the walk in shower, but the rest of the room is fine.
Maybe your room is functionally fine, but you need an aesthetics upgrade of new flooring, new countertops, new fixtures, and a new coat of paint.
Maybe you do need a not only a studs to subfloor tear out, but to layout the space differently requiring relocation all your electrical and plumbing fixtures.
Why is the road map so important? A desired outcome can be realized when you know what it is. When you have not defined your desired outcome, you’ll be doing so while the job is in progress. I know of no better way to ensure a remodel project both costs more and takes longer.
Start by writing down what you want out of the remodel. Initially let your imagination go wild. Don’t even constrain yourself by the knowledge that you want more stuff than may physically fit in the room. You’ll get to the “eliminate” phase later.
Focus not only on “things” (under floor heating, for example) but on experiences as well (a nice drip of hot water while you enjoy a leisurely soak).
Once you’ve written down what you think is everything, assign each item a priority of A & B, where A is “must have” and B is “would be nice”.
Do all the must haves fit into both the physical space and your budget? If no, you need to further prioritize. If yes, the same is probably not true of the “would be nice” items and you again need to further prioritize.
You want to be in charge of the process, and you do that by being proactive about the planning phase.
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