After I got done remodeling my kitchen I couldn’t stop there. I watched waaaayyy too much HGTV and was in too deep. I had to have another project. I needed one. It was a must. So I pushed on and decided to renovate my master bathroom! Ahhhh Soon all the feels set in and I was flooded with questions running through my head. Am I going to go broke? How much is this going to cost? Should I paint or buy new? Who do I hire? What countertops do I get? What material? What color? Then I got a serious case of overwhelm. But I’m happy to report back that I got my ish together and just have to share the process in case you’re deciding to reno! Who knows… I may become a flipper soon. (wink)
Step 1. Set a budget
or a friendly suggestion in my case
Step 2. Decide
Make up your mind how deep you want to go. Do you want new cabinets, a new sink, new faucet, custom built ins, a new tub, new shower? List out everything you’re going to redo and make a plan. Then decide if you’re going to do it yourself of hire a professional.
Step 3. If you’re hiring a professional
Typically 2-3 price quotes are enough but take into account their costs on top of materials.
There are so many hidden fees I never accounted for. For example, removal of existing countertops, sinks, and plumbing. The crew that paints or installs the vanities doesn’t install countertops and the crew that installs the countertops doesn’t do the plumbing. There are also things you should know like round or square sink and what type of edge you want on your countertop. Decisions decisions.
For me I decided to just redo my bathroom vanities which included a fresh paint job, new countertops and new sinks. I also had custom built ins added; A makeup vanity on my side and a towel cabinet on his side. I hired Top Shop Stone to install my countertops and sinks and loved their work! If you’re in the Atlanta area I’d recommend going with them!
Step 4. Pick out your materials
Now the fun stuff! If you guys don’t know there are 100000 different countertop options (or what feels like) and I was lost. Not only the style and color but type of material and where to get it. I couldn’t find what I wanted anywhere. I went back and forth too many times to count but after ogling around Restoration Hardware I fell in love with their vanity countertops. Luckily when I asked someone in the store they informed me they were Caesarstone. I immediately went on a hunt to find them! My top two choices were Calacatta Nuvo and Frosty Carrina. Frosty Carrina has slightly smaller veins so I went with that option and I was oooh soooo happy to have finally selected the Frosty Carrina Quartz by Caesarstone. Final answer.
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*sponsored by Caesarstone. all opinions are my own.