Bathroom Remodeling | Tips for Your Next Remodel
Bathroom Remodeling | For homeowners looking to add a bit of luxury to their home many are deciding to upgrade their bathrooms. Whether you just want to swap out the shower for a claw foot tub or a complete bathroom renovation, updating your bathroom will increase your home’s worth. Now for those who are not well versed in the ins and outs of bathroom renovations the process can be a bit overwhelming. Not sure where to start? Here are some tips that will help you with your bathroom renovations:
1. Plan Ahead.
It is important to really figure out what you want ahead of time. Make a list of your must haves, make a budget and stick to it. Do not start the renovation process until you have taken measurements, figured out how to effective use the floor plan and priced out the materials. If you are completing the renovations yourself, make sure you understand each process. Take classes at your local home improvement store; ask people you know with skill for help. If you are going to hire help, get a few estimates, verify their experience and insurance policies.
2. Stick to you budget.
Don’t change the plan or alter it when things get difficult along the way. When you change plans after work has already begun, you are likely to run into additional costs. Take you time to create a good plan that includes materials, layout, fixtures, finishes, budget and labor. Make changes only when you are certain that the changes you are making will give you better results than what you had originally planned.
3. Select durable flooring and counter tops.
Daily use of your bathroom will expose your floor to countless spills and stains; it is vital to choose stain and water resistant countertops and flooring. Material such as marble, ceramic or stone provides protection without loosing a aesthetic property that screams luxury. For a product that is easy to care for, avoid using porous natural stone tiles like those made from limestone. Unless they are sealed, natural stones will absorb spills and drops over time to become permanently stained.
4. Install elegant fixtures.
Choosing classic and elegant fixtures for the sink, tub, shower and even lighting will add to the aesthetics of the room. These simple additions can take your bathroom from dated to stunning in a matter of minutes. The lighting you choose should be soft, avoid the harshness created by florescent bulbs.
5. Set the mood with decor
A bathroom should be an oasis. One of the easiest ways to set the mood is by choosing a wall color that induces a sense of calm and relaxation. For a spa like experience add a bamboo towel rack with stacks of fluffy towels, a soft floor mat, some scented candles and a waterproof speaker you can plug into your iPod. – Marrokal
Interested in starting a bathroom remodeling project? Contact Medina Exteriors today, (330)591-4040