What To Consider When Bathroom Remodeling
Bathroom Remodeling Information and Ideas
When homeowners decide to do home improvement, they think the bathroom.
This is the place where one can get away from all the stresses in
life. By redesigning your bathroom cabinets, sinks, bath tubs or
even the floor, you can turn your bathroom into a newly designed
retreat where relaxation and unwinding is the ultimate experience.
The bathroom is the most used room in the house so it should seem
that it is the most remodeled room. After a certain period of time
owning a home, the bathroom becomes the most boring even if nothing
has been done since you moved in.
Most likely your bathroom is the standard white sink, white tub,
and white toilet. Now there are many bathroom renovations ideas
to choose from such as a spa bath, fog free mirrors, a warming bathroom
floor to name a few. Install a new shower faucet with an anti-scald
pressure regulator - remove the scenario where someone flushes the
toilet and out comes scalding water from your shower faucet.
Replace crumbling tile in the shower stall with a maintenance free
shower surround. Grab bars in the shower, new water-saver toilet
and/or a new whirlpool tub. You can go from a small bathroom remodeling
design project to a major bathroom renovation. The size of the project
will depend on the size of your budget and the amount of inconvenience
you want to have. Remodeling a bathroom can be expensive.
The average cost of a full renovation of a bathroom when hiring
a contractor is about the same as the cost of a small car. By doing
part or all of the remodeling work yourself, you can save thousands
While making a decision about bathroom remodeling, remember that
in most recent years homeowners were able to recoup approximately
85% of their costs upon sale of their home. This recovery is when
a professional remodels the bathroom.
Some professionals consider small projects consisting of replacing
the tub with a new tub or a shower unit. If this is what you are
considering for your bathroom, you will need to include the flooring
in your plans. Most new tubs or shower units will not cover where
the old flooring conformed to the old tub. This work will involve
removing fixtures (toilet, etc.) which will cause labor costs to
A project like this is okay but most homeowners usually consider
a medium to large remodeling project for the bathroom. For these
projects you want to plan very carefully so you will be happy with
what you end up with after the project is completed. You will want
to make sure that you have extra facilities to use while the remodeling
is in progress.
Your plans should include the fixture placement, i.e:
- Do you keep the old layout or create a new one?
- What type of lighting do you want?
- Do you want task lighting at every functional area or general
lighting throughout the bathroom?
- Do you want a bathroom heating system to keep you warm when
you get out of the shower (i.e. floor warming system)?
- Do you want greenery or how about a HiFi television for your
- Fog free mirrors? No more waiting for steam to clear before
you can see yourself!
Plan carefully and within your budget! When the project is completed,
enjoy the new room you designed for you and your family!
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