A bathroom remodel is a huge undertaking, there’s no doubt about it. Done well, it can add value to a home far above the money spent, while also adding a great deal to the enjoyment of a home. Still, remodeling a bathroom is a potentially expensive and stressful project, so plan carefully before committing to a redo.
Here are a few tips from the experts to keep in mind:
Choose your tiles carefully. Bathroom tiles add a beautiful texture to a bathroom, but it’s important to consider the practical features of the type of tile you choose. Porcelain or glazed tiles are easy to clean and care for. Limestone is porous and can absorb liquids, which makes it prone to stains unless it has been carefully sealed.
Go over color palettes carefully. Take your time and study samples before committing to a color scheme. Paint and tile samples are available to allow for living with certain colors and seeing how they feel in a room, before purchasing several gallons of paint and a lot of expensive tile.
Be smart when selecting caulking material. Caulking is an important factor in a bathroom, as this material seals up the spaces between tiles and between appliances and wood or flooring. There are caulking materials now that protect from mildew, which is a huge plus. Acrylic caulking is also easier to replace when it wears out.
Upgrade electrical wiring. By the time a bathroom is ready for an appliance and tile upgrade, you can bet the electrical will be in need of a rehab too. Make the effort to replace the wiring and add in more outlets for the room, for added safety and convenience.
Carefully review sink styles before making a choice. There are plenty of beautiful sinks to choose from, from a pedestal sink to a bowl to a vanity sink in a cabinet. Take a look at the practical advantages of each style (the pedestal is elegant but offers no storage capacity) and weigh them against the sink’s aesthetic value before making a purchase.
Create built in storage spaces for toiletries, for practicality and added charm. A recessed storage area in the bathroom can be an attractive way to store shampoo and soap bottles, while also keeping them conveniently on hand.
Plan the master bath with privacy in mind for the prudish. It’s wonderful to have a luxurious master bath in a home, but there are a few features that are must-haves in this shared bathroom. The toilet area should be private, with a door if at all possible. The tub and shower areas should be separate as well, if room allows, so two people can get ready in the bath at the same time.
Yes, there are many elements involved in a bathroom remodel. The entire process requires patience and the help of dedicated contractors with lots of expertise. Done successfully, you will come out with a great looking bathroom that adds tremendously to the enjoyment – and value – of your home.
Contributed by: EagoParts.com foremost experts and authority on bathroom products and design