How to Plan Your Bathroom Renovation

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Your bathroom renovation is a chance to update your space with styles you love. Keep your project on track from start to finish with these six steps.

Budget

Setting a budget for your [bathroom](https://www.flooranddecor.com/explore-bathrooms?tab=icon-filter-tabs-1) greatly helps to kick off and guide the project. Totaling contractor and labor costs ahead of time will make it easier to separate non-negotiable purchases from unexpected or costly items.

Separating needs from wants helps reduce and identify overspending in a certain area, which keeps money from going down the shower drain. For budget planning help, [schedule a free Design Services appointment](https://www.flooranddecor.com/design-scheduler) with one of our experts.

Design

Product selection is the most exciting step of a bathroom project. From [flooring](https://www.flooranddecor.com/explore-bathrooms?prefn1=installationSurface&prefv1=Floor%2FWall%7CFloor%20Only) and hardware preferences to room measurements and lifestyle needs, gathering as many details about your space makes it easier to identify what you want to prioritize within your budget to maximize impact.

Don’t forget to consider the measurements of [lighting](https://www.flooranddecor.com/lighting), [mirrors](https://www.flooranddecor.com/explore-bathrooms?prefn1=productSubtype&prefv1=Mirror&tab=icon-filter-tabs-7), or any [vanity upgrades](https://www.flooranddecor.com/explore-bathrooms?prefn1=productSubtype&prefv1=Vanity+Base%7CDouble+Sink+Vanity%7CSingle+Sink+Vanity%7CVanity+Top&tab=icon-filter-tabs-7) for space planning and product ordering. Being meticulous on the upfront will save you time and money later.

Demolition & Inspection

Now, demolition is ready to start. Once materials have been removed and leftover debris is cleaned up, it’s time to inspect plumbing and electrical wiring before making replacements if any are needed. Thorough inspection ensures unseen plumbing and electrical mechanics are working properly to save your project timeline and wallet from unforeseen surprises.

Wall Painting

Next, paint any bathroom walls before your vanity, [backsplash tile](https://www.flooranddecor.com/explore-backsplashes), and flooring are installed. No drop cloth is needed for areas where installation hasn’t started. Don’t forget to spare yourself the time of painting any wall spaces that will be covered with backsplash or tile.

Tile & Flooring Installation

After paint is dried, your installation can begin. First install your [shower wall tile](https://www.flooranddecor.com/explore-showers?prefn1=showerWall&prefn2=productSubtype&prefv1=Suitable%20for%20Shower%20Walls&prefv2=Floor%20or%20Wall%20Tile&start=0&sz=48), then your [shower floors](https://www.flooranddecor.com/explore-showers?prefn2=showerFloor&prefv2=Suitable+for+Shower+Floors&tab=icon-filter-tabs-1). Shower [doors](https://www.flooranddecor.com/explore-showers?prefn1=productSubtype&prefv1=Shower+Doors&tab=icon-filter-tabs-3) are best to install after completing this step for accurate alignment. Once you’ve finished your shower, you can start on your bathroom’s wall and backsplash tile.

Hardware & Vanity Installation

The last step before your bathroom is ready for use is one of the fastest: [hardware](https://www.flooranddecor.com/bathroom-hardware) and vanity installation. Add the finishing touches to complete your look. Toilets and free-standing bathtubs are best installed at the very end of your project.

The hardest part of any bathroom renovation is getting started. Floor & Decor is one stop away from making your renovation as easy, affordable, and successful. Get started today!

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