Are you interested in undergoing a bathroom remodeling project? Fortunately, with careful planning, locating the ideal contractors, and ultimately selecting the ideal design, you could have it all within your budget. However, before you even contact a remodeler for your bathroom remodeling project, you ought to discuss everything who will likely be using the room. This includes any members of your family, as well as your friends or neighbors, who may be using the bathroom.
For example, most people who use their bathrooms include a spouse, at least one adult, a child, a teenager, and a roommate, although singles may use the master bedroom instead. If your master bedroom is vacant, it’s a good idea to purchase new furniture and fixtures to replace those that may be in place. The same goes for the bathroom; rather than purchasing expensive vanities and cabinets, go for simple fixtures and fittings.
Most home improvement stores stock quality products for the bathroom remodeling project, including faucets, countertops, hardware, vanities, flooring, fixtures, tiles, countertops, and toilets. When selecting countertops and tiles, however, make sure you get a product that coordinates well with the overall color scheme of your home. In other words, go for the same type of tile that you have used in other rooms in your house (coral and black, for example, would work well together), but don’t choose a tile for the floor just because it’s visually striking. As a general rule, avoid diagonal patterns or wallpaper borders, and try to select products with similar thickness, color, width, and shape.
When it comes to the lighting fixture in your bathroom’s, there are three main categories to consider using: recessed, track, and flush. Recessed fixtures sit flush against the walls, track fixtures extend from wall to wall, and flush fixtures are installed in such a way that their lights are out of site. Of course, not all bathrooms need lighting but for those that do, consider using recessed lights that can be dimmed as needed and track lights that can be adjusted for ambient light. These are relatively inexpensive fixtures that are easy to install, although they should be sealed against water and electrical problems.
The third category of elements to consider during bathroom remodeling is ventilation. Although you’ll want to keep the room relatively dry, if you have existing condensation problems, your bathroom renovation will most likely feature an exhaust fan. In addition, depending on whether you’re replacing a window or adding a new one, a new bathroom vanity may feature ventilation holes and tubing to improve air circulation. It is important to remember, however, that while you want fresh air circulating throughout your space, you don’t want it to circulate too quickly because it can cause mold and mildew to grow. Keep the ventilation to a minimum, focusing instead on drying the walls and replacing any porous materials with nonporous materials to avoid mold build up.
For many homeowners, one of the biggest investments they make in their bathrooms is custom cabinets for their sinks, toilets, tubs, showers, and cabinets. Whether you choose to replace existing cabinet doors or install completely new custom bathroom cabinet systems, your remodeled room will look more finished and elegant. While it’s possible to purchase ready-made custom cabinets at your local home improvement store, if you’re looking for true high-end results, consider hiring a reputable bathroom remodeling specialist to make all of your cabinet appointments. A remodeler will be able to assess your needs and provide you with options so that you can create the custom look you desire.