Renovate the Right Way: A Guide to Making Over Your Bath

A dated and tired bathroom is a common hurdle for prospective home buyers as well as those who have lived in their houses for years. If this is the case for you, don't get overwhelmed by the daunting task of beginning an overhaul. House Beautiful has streamlined the process by developing this checklist for bathroom renovations. Broken down by timeframes, the mag highlights the "must-dos" in each phase of your renovation to ensure it goes smoothly. Read on for our favourite tips. Justin Coit1 At Six Months You your research. Start spending time determining the design styles you like and asking around for contractors who come highly recommended. Andre Arthur1 At Three Months You Should...establish your budget. No use spending any more time lusting after finishes that you can't afford. Justin Coit2.2 At Two Months You Should...start purchasing. Many fixtures, tiles, and custom cabinetry can have long lead times and you don't want the whole project halted while you wait for your favourite flooring to come in. Justin Coit4.2 At One Month You paint colours. Corral samples of all of your purchased finishes and accessories to determine what wall and cabinetry colours will enhance the room's other elements. Justin Coit3.2 In The Home Stretch You Should...relax. It's not uncommon for renovations to take longer than originally anticipated. A completion date that's a few days behind will be long forgotten once you're enjoying your brand new serene environment. To see the full list, head to House Beautiful and for inspiration check out our Bathrooms board on Pinterest. Photographs: Justin Coit and Andrew Arthur for Domaine

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