Thinking about remodeling your bathroom? A bathroom remodel can completely transform the look of this room and your home! Bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms in a home to renovate. Renovating a room is an exciting process, but it’s also a lot of work. With the contractor and designers, you have a lot of decisions to make! From materials and lighting to layout, you’ve got to choose a lot and plan a lot in order to make the room come together.

Although the designer and contractor are professionals with skills and visions, it’s ultimately up to you, as the homeowner, to decide how you want the room laid out, how much you want to spend, and how you want the room to function.  Yes, the final decisions are yours, but you can always seek guidance and help from the home renovation professionals.

When renovating a bathroom, think about what you are trying to achieve. Think about your ideal bathroom. Who is this bathroom for? Master bath? Kids bathroom? How often will this bathroom be used? How many people will use this bathroom? Do you have medical issues you need to consider when designing the new bathroom? Do you need lots of storage?

Why are you updating this room? Do you want to update the look? Maybe, the room’s layout is great, but the colors and materials are outdated. Are you updating the room for resale value? Think about what potential buyers would want. Do some research to see what appeals to many homeowners. Do you need better function or more storage? This type of renovation likely requires your space to be gutted, in which you would have a whole new bathroom.

Think about your budget. Research how much a bathroom remodel will cost. On average in the United States, a bathroom remodel costs $7,000 as of 2018. Deluxe remodels can cost up to $100,000 but a basic remodel can be as little as $3,000. You can minimize costs if you don’t move the plumbing or wiring.

If you need help with a design, a designer can help better develop your vision and make it into a solid plan. If you have a more complicated job, you can get more guidance and design work. If you have no experience in home renovation, best call on a general contractor like Sunset Builders & Maintenance. You want your room to come out looking great, and many renovations can be complex.

Research and put together photos of bathrooms you like. What do you like? Do you want the toilet in its own room? What kind of storage do you need? Do you want or need more natural light? Need an extra sink?

Next, you’ll work with the designer and contractor to review sketches and floor plans. Once this is figured out, you can start shopping around for materials. Learn about materials. Some are harder to take care of than others. Some are more expensive than others.

You’ll have to choose faucets, colors, countertops, bathtub/shower, flooring, lighting, mirrors, sinks, storage, tile, doorknobs, and more.

Then, once you’ve selected your contractor, the construction can begin!

We can’t wait to hear about your bathroom renovation ideas.


At Sunset Builders & Maintenance, we do home kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, home maintenance, and more, in Sanibel Island, Fort Myers and all surrounding Southwest Florida areas. Call us at 239-233-2152 to get started, or click Sanibel bathroom remodeling page to view some of our remodeling projects and learn more.