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
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 of dollars. 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 rise. 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 bathroom? 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!