A freshly remodelled bathroom will add value to your home and to your life. After the process is over, your new bathroom can make your home feel like a relaxing spa. It may seem like a bathroom remodel should be easy because the space is so small, but bathroom remodels can actually be overwhelming because so much goes into those small spaces.
It’s good to know what to expect before you undergo the actual process so you can be prepared. These tips will help you stay calm while your bathroom is being remodelled.
- Know your budget.
The best way to keep your bathroom remodel relaxing is to stay within your budget. Since most remodel tend to go over budget, it is best to start the process with money set aside for unexpected problems. If you are working with a contractor, ask for a detailed estimate so you can see exactly where your money is going.
- Find fixtures you like.
If you want a clawfoot tub and a single sink vanity, then put those in your bathroom remodel. Remember, you are going to live with the bathroom for as long as you are in the house. Do not remodel to please a future homeowner, because they might not have the same design aesthetic and might tear everything out after you sell the house. The only thing that should affect the choices you make for your new bathroom is your budget.
- Don’t forget the lights.
When designing a bathroom, light fixtures can be a second thought. Remodelers are busy thinking about bathtubs, showers, and toilets. But, light fixtures can make a bathroom come to life. If your bath is large enough, you might want to consider a bright task light near the mirror, an ambient light near the tub, and an adjustable light accent light near the entry.
- Plan for your space.
If you have a small bathroom, there are ways to maximize the space and fit everything you need. Try choosing rounded edges on your vanity or putting the vanity in the corner to make more space. You can also float the vanity, use a trough sink, or extend the counter over the toilet for added room. If you have a large space, you can do practically anything you want, so consider adding a curved shower curtain rod to make more space in your tub. You should also be able to move fixtures so you can maximize natural light or even add a linen closet to your bathroom.
- Consider your tub.
If you do not use your bathtub, then why keep it? Many homeowners thrive with a large shower with a plethora of shower heads and spigots. However, if you do use your bathtub, that could become a focal point to your bathroom. Add a deep soaking tub or a large jetted tub so you can truly relax. Whatever you do decide to use in your bathroom, adding a heated towel rack will add to the spa-like quality of your professionally remodelled bathroom.
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