Essentials to Consider for Your Bathroom Remodel Project

Bathroom Remodel Essentials

The thought of kicking off a bathroom remodel and finally creating your own, stylish oasis should be exciting! And while looking online and in magazines is a great way to find inspiration for your new bathroom, the endless design possibilities can quickly become overwhelming. To help you reign in your ideas and simplify the overall bathroom remodeling process, here are a few essentials to keep in mind as you consider the project:


Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s talk about the importance of establishing a project budget. This should be your first step! Establishing a bathroom remodeling budget will not only help you stay on track financially, but it will help you narrow down design possibilities and various project goals. As you go through the following considerations, make sure you keep that budget at the very front of your mind—you’ll be thankful that you did.

Bathroom Contractor or DIY

In addition to setting a budget, you’ll need to figure out which aspects of your project would be better left to the professionals. If you’re simply planning to make decorative or cosmetic updates to the space—painting the walls or installing new hardware—taking a DIY approach is fine. However, if you’re planning a full rehaul or a big project like a bathtub replacement, hiring a pro will save you a lot of time and money in the long haul.


Try replacing outdated fixtures—particularly those 90’s lightbulbs over the mirror—or add additional lighting to make your space feel brighter and bigger. Depending on your budget, consider adding a window for more natural light.

The Toilet

If your toilet is outdated or the plumbing is old, be sure to prioritize this important item over cosmetic changes. Set aside funds for other plumbing enhancements, should they be necessary.

The Wet Area

Updating a dingy or outdated tub or shower is a small change that can make a massive difference in the aesthetics and functionality of your bathroom. Also, if you’re not one to take luxurious soaks in a bathtub, consider swapping your unused bath for a modern walk-in shower. Don’t forget about old tub or shower surrounds, either, because updating them can make a huge difference, too.

Bathtub & Shower Accessories

From slip-resistant flooring to built-in shower seating, there are a ton of accessories to choose from when upgrading the wet area of your bathroom—especially if you are planning to invest in a custom bathtub or shower system. It’s worth reviewing these accessories before meeting with your contractor so that you can go into the conversation with a general list of wants. 

Make Your Home Bathroom Remodel More Affordable

BathWraps makes bathroom remodeling more affordable with reliable and cost-effective solutions. We specialize in convenient, efficient bathtub replacements and shower remodels, including tub-to-shower conversions. All of our bathroom remodeling solutions are crafted from premium-quality acrylic that is:

  • Guaranteed to never crack or fade
  • Resistant to mold and mildew, thanks to antimicrobial protection
  • Easy to maintain
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty

Our bathtubs and showers are also completely customizable. You’ll love choosing from an assortment of accessories, including bathroom safety products like built-in shower seats and grab bars. Contact BathWraps today to learn more about how our services can make your bathroom remodel more streamlined and affordable. Our team looks forward to helping you make your dream oasis a reality!