Even if it’s not your building’s main attraction, your bathroom is an essential area for employees, customers, and guests alike. Beyond its key functions, a clean, sanitary, bright bathroom reflects well on your brand and promotes the health and well-being of your people. So, if your bathroom is outdated, in serious disrepair, or you’re preparing for a grand reopening, it might be time to start fresh and remodel your restroom. Here are some tips and tricks for planning your bathroom remodel.
Determine Your Needs and Goals
Every renovation project should begin by determining exactly what you wish to accomplish. For instance, you might simply wish to repaint your bathroom’s walls, repair its stalls, and/or deep clean its floors and surfaces. On the other hand, you might be preparing to gut your restroom, overhaul its entire layout, replace its plumbing and fixtures, etc. Or, perhaps your goals lie somewhere in between these extremes. Whatever the case may be, knowing precisely what your project will entail will allow you to confidently move forward with the rest of your planning process.
Establish a Budget for Your Bathroom Remodel
Now that you have a project outline in place, it’s time to get your finances in order. Bathroom remodels can range widely in overall cost depending on the size and scope of the project, the contractor(s) you hire, and the materials used. A basic renovation of a smaller bathroom might run between $3,000 and $6,000, while a larger project may exceed $10,000. Getting a handle on these numbers will help you come up with a suitable budget for your bathroom remodel.
Depending on your bathroom remodel's nature and size, you might need to hire multiple contractors to tackle different tasks (i.e. plumbers, construction workers, flooring experts, painters, etc.). To keep things simple, you might search for a full-service contractor that can handle these disparate tasks under one roof or who can recommend the best specialists for each particular job. Either way, take your time and receive quotes from multiple providers to ensure you get the best price, quality, and convenience.
Schedule Your Services Strategically
Commercial bathroom remodels are particularly tricky to pull off because they often render a business’ only restroom useless for several days (if not weeks). It pays to have a contingency plan in place to avoid these interruptions. If your building has other restrooms, direct your employees and customers to that location while your bathroom is being worked on. Additionally, do your best to schedule various contractors in such a way that they don’t interfere with one another. You might consider hiring a facility management specialist to handle this level of cooperation to help streamline your remodel -- this way, your bathroom will be brand new and ready to use as quickly as possible.
Have a Maintenance Plan in Place
Finally, don’t forget about what happens after your bathroom remodel is complete. If you wish to keep your brand new bathroom and its fixtures in great shape, you’ll need to boost your building maintenance efforts. Make sure your business’ or building’s janitorial services are well-versed on how to care for your fresh bathroom. Also, make sure your restroom is well-stocked with soap, paper towels, dryers, hand sanitizers, wipes, and other essential items to encourage proper hygiene and minimize liability.
A lot goes into a successful commercial bathroom remodel. If you need help determining your needs and goals, setting a budget, finding the right contractor(s), scheduling your services, and/or stocking up on supplies, The Budd Group can deliver on all accounts. Bathroom restoration is just one of our many facility maintenance/improvement offerings. To learn more about our services and values, give us a call today at 800-221-8158!