Bathroom remodels can be some of the most demanding work a homeowner can arrange for two major reasons: the number of specialities involved in the space, and the size of working space available. Your bathroom relies upon an abundance of wiring and plumbing, more so than any other space in your home. And, unlike the kitchen which also relies upon these specialty systems, your bathroom is likely small in square footage, making the density of these complicated systems very high. These conditions often make it necessary for even the most handy homeowners to employ a contractor when it comes time for a bathroom remodel. However, before you pick a contractor to complete your project there are a few things that will make the process much easier:
Bathroom Design Alterations
Changing the layout of your bathroom is a much more involved process than changing the layout of your living room. Moving just about any fixture involves a great deal of plumbing and wiring reworking and new installation. You can cut a huge amount of money of your project’s final price by leaving fixtures where they are and planning your design choices around them.
Know Your Style Options
As with other home remodeling work, bathroom remodels should first and foremost be based around the needs of the homeowner in particular. So, when you’re making decisions on different styles of bathroom tile, or deciding between classic glass shower doors or frameless shower doors, or even a bathtub instead, it’s best to consider your preferences, needs, and budget prior to contacting any technicians in the area. These decisions, once made, can help you find a contractor who’s best suited for what you’re interested in and can also help you ensure that your decisions get the full attention of the workers you ultimately decide on.
Brighten the Space
Bathroom remodel work demands a high level of lighting attention, especially when you consider that you’re going to use the space to get ready for the day for years to come. Combine a thorough level of lighting fixtures along with at least one major focal point mirror to brighten the entire space. To increase the effect of these lighting choices be sure to use light colored paint, wallpaper, or tiling to bring even more brightness into the space.
Account for Ventilation
Bathroom remodeling needs to involve are more constant concern for maintenance and upkeep than most other remodeling projects. Largely this is because of the dangers of water buildup and the mold and mildew which it can lead to. This buildup of moisture can lead to very damaging conditions if not properly dealt with, which can make your brand new bathroom renovation lose its value very quickly. Be sure to use a portion of your estimate to account for the cost of a ventilation system appropriate for your level of demands. These systems come in a variety of styles and prices but are always a vital part of making your bathroom remodel last.