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What is the Process of a Bathroom Remodel?

The Benefits of Remodeling Your Bathroom

Your bathroom is a sanctuary where you can unwind, rejuvenate, and start or end your day on a refreshing note. A bathroom renovation project allows you to enhance the look and feel of this space and unlock a world of functional and practical advantages. From increasing the value of your home to keeping it clean and creating a personalized oasis, remodeling your bathroom provides many transformative benefits.

Bathroom Remodel Design Ideas

primary bathroom with a double vanity, walk in shower, and freestanding tub.
The walk-in shower features a half wall with glass above for natural light. There is no wasted space in this primary bathroom layout in Portland.

What to Do First When Renovating a Bathroom

It takes time to renovate your bathroom. Many homeowners only consider the construction phase, but there are many details to figure out before demo day.

The steps to a bathroom remodel include:

1. Imagine

You’ve been dreaming about your new bathroom for a while. What do you want to change? How could the space be better? It takes thoughtful planning to create your wish list.

2. Create

Then, you must take your ideas and create a plan to get them done. This step involves making many important decisions, such as what products and materials you will use.

3. Build

Next comes construction. The day-to-day progression unfolds in front of you.

4. Live

Once the project is complete, you can enjoy your new bathroom.

floating walnut bathroom vanity with quartzite countertops
The floating Walnut bathroom vanity with Quartzite countertop, lit mirrors, wall-mounted faucet, and tall storage cabinet transform this Camas primary bathroom.

How to Have a Successful Bathroom Remodel

1. Define Your Goals

Start by clearly defining your goals for the bathroom remodel. Consider both functional and aesthetic aspects. Do you need more storage space? Are you looking to create a spa-like atmosphere? Understanding your objectives will guide the entire process.

2. Set a Realistic Budget

Establishing a realistic budget is crucial. While you may still need to learn what your wish list will cost, be upfront with what you can and are willing to spend on the project from the start. The benefit of working with an experienced remodeler is that you have guidance to balance your wish list with your budget to get what you want.

3. Get Inspired

Gather inspiration and ideas from magazines, websites, and saves on social media to capture the elements you love. Your Designer will see the common trends you gravitate to and collaborate to find options that you love.

4. Find a Reliable Contractor

Choose a reputable contractor or remodeling company with a track record of delivering high-quality work, like Mountainwood Homes. A skilled and professional team will offer guidance, manage the project efficiently, and ensure a successful outcome.

5. Communication is Key

Maintain open and clear communication with your contractor throughout the renovation process. Regularly discuss progress, changes, and any concerns that arise. This will help avoid misunderstandings and ensure that your vision is realized.

By following these steps, you can set yourself up for a successful bathroom remodel. Remember, every decision you make should align with your goals and preferences. So, take your time, consult professionals, and enjoy the journey of transforming your bathroom into a space that exceeds your expectations.

Primary bathroom in Lake Oswego with a walk in shower half wall.
The walk-in tile shower with half wall provides additional privacy and lets more natural light into the space in this Lake Oswego primary bathroom.

The Mountainwood Homes Process for Bathroom Remodels

The experienced team at Mountainwood Homes provides personalized guidance and expertise throughout your bathroom renovation project.

Our Approach

At Mountainwood Homes, we follow a proven process and approach each bathroom similarly. While no two projects are identical, we know what’s required to do the job. Our process ensures a smooth renovation experience from start to finish.

Working through preliminary design, estimating, material selections, engineering, and permitting takes several months of planning. Then, a typical bathroom remodel takes 8-10 weeks of construction. Once we start working together, our team will develop a complete and realistic timeline and guide you through the process from start to finish.

Here are the steps along the bathroom remodeling journey:

1. Site Visit

Discuss your goals, budget, and timeline.

2. Design Agreement

Define your scope of work and investment range.

3. Measure Appointment

Meet your Designer and take our team on a home tour to share your frustrations and ideas for your space.

4. Collaborative Design Meetings

Review layout possibilities, conceptual drawings, and 3D renderings to envision your improved space.

5. Sign the Contract

You will receive a detailed scope of work and a fixed-price proposal.

6. Finalize Design Selections

Work with your Designer to make your final material selections and order products.

Behind the scenes, our team is working on the following:

  • Construction Drawings
  • Engineering
  • Permits

7. Pre-Construction Meeting

Meet your Project Manager and get ready for construction to start!

8. Construction Starts

Your Project Manager establishes the building schedule, organizes the trade partners, coordinates the chaos, and oversees your job.

9. Along the Way

View the construction schedule, daily updates, progress photos, and a financial snapshot in our cloud-based project management software.

10. Project Completed

Love where you live. Enjoy your new bathroom with peace of mind. We stand behind our work and are happy to take care of any issues that may come up; we are building clients for life.

luxury bathroom remodel with built in floating vanity and a large curbless shower
This Portland primary bathroom features a luxury walk-in shower with floor-to-ceiling porcelain slabs on the walls. A freestanding oval bathtub sits in front of the windows to soak in the views.

Get Started on Your Bathroom Renovation

Now that you know the remarkable benefits of remodeling your bathroom, it’s time to take the first step toward transforming this essential space into a dream haven. Whether you envision a sleek modern design or a cozy traditional retreat, the expert team at Mountainwood Homes is here to help you bring your vision to life. Our experienced professionals have the knowledge, skills, and experience to guide you through the entire bathroom renovation process, from conceptualization to completion. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today to discuss your project and take the next step toward discovering what’s possible with your bathroom remodel. Contact us now and let us create a space that truly reflects your unique style and meets your every need.



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