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Planning a Master Bathroom Remodel in Shreveport-Bossier: What to Know

When it comes to home improvement, the master bathroom is a top choice. Not only does it elevate your daily routine, but it also adds serious value to your home. If you’re dreaming of remodeling your master bathroom in the Shreveport-Bossier area, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure the process is smooth and successful.

Why We Love Our Master Baths

Let’s be honest. The master bathroom is a personal space. For me, it’s a sanctuary. It’s where I pray, read my Bible, and get ready for the day. My husband, on the other hand, seems to think it’s the perfect place to drop his tighty whities right next to the laundry basket. True love is picking them up without sighing too loudly. Before we remodeled, I barely spent any time in there. But now? It’s my favorite spot in the house, even more than the kitchen.

You might not spend as much time in your bathroom as I do, but a custom master bathroom is a coveted feature these days. Planning and executing the perfect remodel is essential to achieving a space that feels truly yours.

What Are Your Master Bathroom Needs and Wants

Before diving into design options, layouts, and materials, take a moment to reflect on what you need and want from your master bathroom. Who will be using the space? Just you, or you and your partner? How often and for what purposes? Are you seeking a spa-like retreat, or a functional area to get ready for the day? Defining your priorities early on will guide your decisions throughout the remodeling process.

Budgeting for Your Remodel

We need to talk about money. Remodeling can get pricey quickly. Your budget will largely dictate the scope of the work. If your top budget is, say, $35,000, your contractor needs to know. This helps us plan accordingly. If you have a cost-conscious budget, we can still give you a fresh new look with materials that fit within your financial limits. On the other hand, if you’re looking for an extensive remodel with high-end materials and a new floor plan, more planning—and a higher investment—will be required. Knowing your financial limits helps us avoid over-designing or under-designing your space.

Bathroom Design Inspiration and Planning

Have you been saving bathroom inspiration pictures on your phone? Got a Pinterest board full of bathroom styles and colors? Great! We want to see them. When we start working with you, the first step is designing the space. We’ll closely collaborate to understand your tastes and preferences, using your inspiration photos as a guide. Once we have a clear vision, we’ll present it to you. This includes a computer-generated 3D layout, just like on HGTV, so you can truly visualize your new space. We’ll also show you materials that match your vision. This design planning is crucial to ensure the construction follows the plan to a T.

Bathroom Design Details

Now that we have the look down, let’s think about the fine details like cabinets, lighting, and plumbing fixtures. These selections are ironed out during the design phase. Here’s what we’ll discuss:

  • Cabinetry: What look and style cabinetry do you want? Wood or painted? Do you need linen storage or a mix of drawers and doors at your vanity?
  • Cabinet hardware: What color and style will match your new design?
  • Lighting: Will you want recessed lighting, sconce lighting, or both? Don’t forget the heater vent light.
  • Countertops: Will you choose natural granite or quartz?
  • Shower dimensions: How big will your shower be? How many showerheads? Do you need a bench or shampoo niches?
  • Shower accessibility: Will you need grab bars? Where should they be placed?
  • Shower glass: What color hardware will match your design?
  • Heated floors: Do you want warm, toasty floors in the morning?
  • Mirrors: Do you prefer a large wall mirror or framed stylish mirrors?
  • Shower tile: How will your shower tile be installed? Vertical, horizontal, staggered, or herringbone?
  • Floor tile: What pattern will your floor tile follow?
  • Grout colors: Should the grout color pop or blend in with the tile?
  • Paint colors: The right paint color for the walls, ceiling, and trim can elevate a bathroom. Once a color is picked, what sheen is best?

How Will the Remodel Play Out

With all the important design decisions made, next up are the less glamorous but still critical details:

Permits: We’ll handle pulling the proper remodeling permits in your city or parish.

Inspections: Once we register the remodeling project, we’ll schedule necessary inspections. Even if you don’t live in the city limits, we still pull permits and get inspections. This ensures the work is done properly and protects you, as some homeowners’ insurance won’t cover unpermitted remodeling work.

The Schedule: You’ll need to know when each trade will be working in your home. We’ll keep you in the loop, letting you know well in advance about the schedule so you can plan accordingly.

How Long Does It Take

Depending on the scope and size of the master bathroom, the remodel typically takes between four to six weeks.

Can I Stay in My Master Bedroom During the Remodel?

Yes, you can. Unless we’re working in the master bedroom, you can still use it and sleep there. We do a great job of quarantining the bathroom area. During the demo phase, we seal off the doors and use air scrubbers to minimize dust.

Can I Access the Space at Night?

Yes, you can. We typically end our days at 5 p.m. and make sure the area is clean and tidy so you can enter and see the progress.

Do You Warranty Your Work?

Yes, we do. We offer a one-year warranty on all our work. Additionally, the manufacturers and suppliers of the products used in your bathroom remodel have their own warranties.

Work With Us.

Ready to update your master bathroom? We’d love to help!

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