Bathroom remodeling ranks up at the top with kitchen remodeling as one of the most popular major home improvements. Likely this is because the return on investment (ROI) or increased after repair value (ARV) is so great when you sell the home. Potential buyers of your flipped property are often impressed by updated bathrooms and your home is likely to sell much faster.

Contrary to popular belief, bathroom remodeling costs don’t have to break the bank. A simple spruce-up involving a new vanity, light fixtures and accessories can be done for well under $1000. However, many people choose to yank everything out and start from scratch and a complete bathroom overhaul can cost $10,000 or more. Just be sure to keep your end goal in mind when scoping your fix and flip project or opportunity.

Start your project right with the following bathroom remodeling tips:

1. Determine your exact bathroom needs.

If you are flipping the property, focus on what will help the house sell. You may not need all the bells and whistles that you’d put in your forever home. Do you want to enlarge your bathroom? Do you need another sink? Would you like to add windows? Does the bathroom tile need to be replaced? Think about what your potential buyer’s ideal bathroom looks like and then prioritize needs before wants.

2. Gather bathroom design ideas.

A set of architectural plans will help you and your remodeling professionals visualize the finished project, and design preparations are helpful.

Consult with a designer for ideas or check out Pinterest to pin ideas, designs or photos that mirror what you want.

Coming prepared with ideas will help your general contractor match what you want.

3. Establish a realistic bathroom remodeling budget.

You also need to determine how to finance your bathroom remodel. If this is for a fix and flip, include these costs in your scope of work and rehab estimates. Will you use your fix and flip loan or savings?

When establishing your budget, keep in mind the design ideas you would like and whether they fall on the pricier side. Also, it will always be less expensive if you don’t need to relocate plumbing fixtures, such as toilets or sinks, so if you are on a smaller budget it is more economical to incorporate your current bathroom layout into the new design.