Must-Know Bathroom Remodel Tips

    A potential homeowner will be looking for a bathroom that is a reflection of personal style and aesthetic taste. It can be hard getting a bathroom that you feel has the right appeal and is suited to your needs. What happens when you’re looking for a home with an attractive master bathroom? You can always explore the option of  beautiful master bathroom remodeling if you can’t seem to find the perfect bathroom when looking for a house. Here are some tips that will come in handy if you want to turn your bathroom remodel vision into reality.

    Planning

    Before you can decide to start looking for a bathroom contractor, it is important that you talk to everyone that will be using the space. You can talk about the fixtures and the design considerations you’d like to achieve with the remodeling project. It is also important that you talk about how much you’d be willing to spend for the bathroom renovation project. You might be thinking about high-end finishing but don’t have the budget for it. It is imperative that you have a caution when planning for the budget as you never know when an emergency could happen.

    Planning will ensure that the renovation plan is going smoothly without any interruptions. It should be noted that the renovation project could take between 30-90 days and you will have to make adjustments as a family before it is complete. It will be tempting to change plans midway through the project. You should resist such a temptation as it is likely to interfere with the projections and the finances set aside for the project.

    Choosing Customized Layouts: This could be seen as a good alternative if you’re on a budget and you want a complete overhaul of the bathroom. The layout can always be adjusted according to the size of the bathroom and plumbing requirements. An extra sink is usually a good feature especially in homes where the bathroom is used by more than one person.

    Floor Plan

    In order to save on costs, it is recommended that you keep the plumbing and fixtures as they were if you’re planning a bathroom renovation. There are exceptions when the contractor discovers that there is a big problem with the plumbing in the bathroom. If you’re on a tight budget, it is advisable that you keep the same footprint. There are some designs that incorporated which will create the impression of a big space even if you have a small bathroom.

    Lighting Design

    Even though elegant faucets will play a big role in creating beautiful aesthetics, the lighting can also play a big role in the overall outlook of the bathroom. Experts recommend the use of vanity lights which will eliminate shadows on surfaces. This makes for a beautiful bathroom interior. If you don’t want a lot of light and some point, you can install dimmer switches to create the ambience that you desire.

    Ventilation

    Many homeowners will often overlook ventilation when planning to remodel a bathroom. Proper ventilation is crucial especially if you want to ensure that the renovation work lasts for a long time. A poorly ventilated bathroom could lead to some problems such as the growth of mold and mildew. You might also want to exercise before you jump into the shower which will be challenging if the bathroom is not well ventilated. Mold and mildew will be a health hazard. They could also destroy your expensive updates and you might have to call the contractor sooner than you think.

    Maximizing Space

    Every inch in the bathroom should be used. You will have to unleash your creative side if you’re dealing with a small bathroom. If you intend to open the bathroom, glass doors for tubs come highly recommended. The tower cabinets can be positioned above the toilet if you’re looking to maximize storage space.

    Timeless Flooring

    You should be looking for timeless yet durable flooring. Stone tiles, ceramic, and porcelain are not only pleasing to the eye but are also durable flooring option. The fact they’re water resistance makes them an excellent choice for bathroom flooring.

    Design

    The design of the bathroom should have the future in mind. You might want to do some modifications down the line. It is important that you do the best work if you intend to live in the home for a long time. You will be using the bathroom on a daily basis. Don’t cut corners as far as the quality of the design is concerned.

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