When fixtures become old, outdated, or out of style, you won’t just want to upgrade just the single thing. Instead, you dream big and think about an entire bathroom remodel. Before jumping into the project, have a plan and keep a few things in mind.

Along with that plan is a budget. Think about what it is you need, and how you want your bathroom to function. Repainting and replacing might not take a lot of that effort, but if you rearrange, reconsider. This is not a project that you have to do on your own. Codes and regulations need to be followed, and when it comes to plumbing, a slight mistake can lead to a great flood.

Asking for help or calling a contractor will help lead you on the right path. Despite thinking this can be a DIY project, know that doing the job right can come with more costs upfront, but will lower the possibility of things going wrong in the future. That would then lead to even more money being thrown at fixing the problem.

Within that plan is knowing exactly what it is you need. If you can reuse or salvage something, that is money saved. When something needs to be upgraded, does it need to come with all the bells and whistles? Can you get by with one sink, or do you really need two?

The thought of knowing what you need also pairs with having the right expectations. You should know that going all out will come with a price tag, so focus on what really needs to be there. It would be nice having heated floors during the winter and having that feature may take a higher priority for you than the look of a claw-foot tub.

If you are living with a tub that has been in the house for decades, do not shy away from a new one. A new tub or shower will be a big part of this bathroom remodel, but the proper size and style, along with proper installation, will nearly guarantee no more leaks, and might help save on water usage.

Finally, make sure that your bathroom remodel matches your style. There is no need to spring that extra cash on something considered “higher-end” if it just doesn’t fit with the home’s aesthetic. Sensible and smart solutions can improve your new bathroom’s look within your budget.

Whether you need to replace only a dripping faucet, or if you are going for a major bathroom overhaul, consult the pros and call Kellermeier Plumbing at 616-866-5134. At Kellermeier Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being honest and upfront with our customers and strive to provide our clients with the highest level of service.