But depending on your budget and aspirations for the new space, your bathroom remodeling project will likely fall into one of three categories: one day bath, bathroom update, and a fully custom bathroom remodel. Learn the difference between each and the pros and cons of each level of renovation.
If your main concern in your bathroom is an outdated, broken, or dangerous old tub or shower, you’ll be happy to know there’s an option to do a shower or tub replacement quickly and easily. A one day bath project uses a custom-sized bath or shower system that replaces traditional tubs and tiles. The tub or shower liner is customizable with many different tile designs and accessories and is custom-built for each space to ensure the perfect seamless fit.
The timeline is unbeatable with a one day bath. An experienced installer can remove your old tub or shower and the installation of a new beautiful wet space in just one day. And the cost will be less than traditional tubs and showers, which often require a tile surround, a separate tub or shower basin, multiple tradespeople, and plumbing updates.
Plus, the versatility of converting a bathtub to a shower and vice versa is not lost with a one day bath. That’s because the custom-made acrylic doesn’t just fit over your existing wet space. The installers will actually remove the old materials and prepare your space for the new design that you have chosen. And once your one day bath is installed, it is easy to maintain, so it will look beautiful for many years to come.
There’s really only one downside to the one day bath which is that major changes like reconfiguring or expanding space are not possible. If you want to have that done a full custom remodel is the service for you.
Maybe you’re ready for a bathroom facelift, but you don’t want to spend the time and money on a total remodel. With a bathroom update, you can change a few things around the bathroom without overspending your budget and going without your bathroom for months.
For example, many bathrooms can feel wholly transformed with a new vanity, new countertops, fixtures, and lighting elements. And most of the time, these renovations do not mean ripping up the whole bathroom or moving any plumbing around. So, bathroom updates can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. In fact, a one day bath is perfect for a bathroom update because it will keep the project timeline shorter and can keep the budget lower for a new wet space down.
While your space will feel refreshed and new with a bathroom update, there are still some things that cannot be done with this type of remodel. For example, you can’t move around plumbing or do extensive electrical work in just a week. Additionally, your options for custom-colored vanities and tiled surrounds may be more limited in partial bathroom remodels. Most bathroom remodeling contractors that offer bathroom upgrades will have a preset list of options for you to choose from to both keep the cost affordable and the timeline shorter.
If you want a completely new bathroom from floor tile to ceiling lighting, you’re looking for a complete bathroom remodel. This type of job will include teams of master tradespeople like carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. It also requires permits to make sure that all of the work is up to code. So while it’s important to research your bathroom remodeling contractor regardless of the scope of work, it is even more important with a full bathroom remodel.
Of course, when you embark on a total bathroom remodel, your timeline will be somewhat longer, and your budget needs to be higher. But this type of remodel gives you the freedom to choose just about every element in the bathroom, from unique shower tile surrounds to custom vanities and any bathroom fixture you can think of. You can even decide to move the floor plan around to create more space.
As full-service remodelers, Brothers can handle any bathroom renovation. No matter how small or large the job is, our teams of master tradespeople will give the attention to detail and customer service that we have come to be known for. Even if you’re not exactly sure what you want to do with your bathroom remodel, our experienced consultants and professional designers can help guide you to the best solution for you and your home. Schedule a free, no-pressure consultation to get started today.