Your Ultimate Bathroom Remodel Checklist

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Remodeling a bathroom is one of the best ways to increase your home’s value and creates a space that you can truly relax in. It’s fun to dream up what your bathroom could be, but remodeling a bathroom comes with a lot of steps that can feel overwhelming. 

We’ve made a checklist to make things easier. Whether you're envisioning a sleek and modern retreat or a cozy and inviting space, Bath Tune-Up is here to guide you through every step of the remodeling process.

Discovering Your Vision:

  • Define your personal style

What designs do you like? Are you drawn to certain colors? Take time to get inspired by designs so you can get inspired and get familiar with what you like. Bath Tune Up has palettes that make defining your style easier, with calm and tranquil blues or sleek and bold blacks. 

Our collections vary from completely curated to totally custom - so you can decide how much help you want figuring out your unique style.

  • Consider what you need functionally in your home

Think about your day to day routine in your bathroom. Do you need two sinks? Do you have accessibility requirements? Is it important that everything is easy to reach? Maybe you’d prefer a certain type of shower head based on pressure or stream. Your bathroom should function perfectly for you and your family’s needs.

  • Understand your budget

No matter what your budget is, it’s important to have an idea of what you’d like to invest in your bathroom remodel. Your bathroom consultant can help create the bathroom of your dreams and discuss possibilities that make the most sense for you.

  • Timeline

Considering your unique needs, you may just be considering remodeling and just dreaming or you might need a remodel as soon as possible. When you begin your bathroom update journey, creating an ideal timeline helps things stay on track and will give you a better understanding of how long each step will take. 

Complete or Partial Remodel? 

No two bathroom remodels are the same, and you may be looking to upgrade a specific part of your bathroom, like updating your tub shower to a walk-in shower, or you might want a total transformation. You’ll be able to discuss all of this with your designer, but it’s helpful to have an idea of what you’d like to update before a consultation. Some updates you may want to make include: 

  • Shower 
  • Shower door or curtain 
  • Soap holder/shelving 
  • Cabinets/shelves 
  • Countertops
  • Vanities 
  • Toilet and faucet 
  • Grab bars 
  • Lighting 
  • Medicine cabinet 
  • Tub/shower faucet, valve, and drain 
  • Mirrors 
  • Shower seats 
  • Adding walls 
  • Wallcoverings (paint, tile, wallpaper) 
  • Flooring 
  • Heating and air conditioning 

Considering DIY vs. Hiring a Professional:

One of the larger decisions to make when you’re remodeling a bathroom is whether to tackle the project yourself or enlist the help of a professional. While the DIY route may seem appealing for its potential cost savings and sense of accomplishment, there are several factors to consider before diving in.


  • If you have experience with home improvement projects and feel confident in your skills, DIY may be a viable option.
  • DIY allows for complete control over the project timeline and design choices, giving you the freedom to execute your vision exactly as you envision it.
  • You may enjoy the satisfaction of hands-on work and the opportunity to learn new skills along the way.

However, it's essential to recognize the potential drawbacks of DIY bathroom remodeling:

  • Lack of expertise and experience can lead to costly mistakes and delays, ultimately compromising the quality and functionality of your bathroom.
  • DIY projects often require significant time and effort, especially if you're balancing other responsibilities such as work and family commitments.
  • Certain tasks, such as plumbing and electrical work, may require specialized knowledge and licensing, posing safety risks if not performed correctly.

Hiring a Professional:

  • Entrusting your bathroom remodel to a professional ensures peace of mind and a hassle-free experience.
  • Professionals bring years of expertise, craftsmanship, and industry knowledge to the table, ensuring high-quality results and adherence to safety standards.
  • Working with a professional streamlines the remodeling process, from initial planning and design to execution and completion, saving you time and stress.
  • Professionals have access to a network of suppliers and resources, enabling them to source high-quality materials and products for your project.

When weighing the decision to DIY or hire a professional, it's essential to consider your skills, available time, budget, and the complexity of the project. If you're unsure where to start or prefer expert guidance every step of the way, booking a consultation with Bath Tune-Up is a great next step. Our collections make it easy to find which styles you’re drawn to so whether you love neutrals or bright whites, you have a starting point to make your vision a reality.

Ready to Begin? 

Bath Tune-Up ensures trust points you can rely on. Schedule a consultation with Bath Tune-Up to discuss your bathroom remodeling needs, goals, and budget. During the consultation, our team of professionals will assess your space, listen to your ideas and preferences, and offer expert advice and recommendations. 

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