Whether you are remodeling your master bathroom or a standard bathroom, with modernized and eco-smart accents, high-quality materials, and fixtures, your goals can be realized. To ensure your bathroom’s remodel is completed with fine workmanship and top performance, we at Straight Up Remodeling would like to share some dos and don’ts of a bathroom remodel.
When Remodeling a Bathroom, What Should You Do First?
1) Budget for the unexpected. There are unexpected circumstances that you should budget for when you set to renovate the bathroom. When contractors start demolition, they often find leak pipes on the wall that have been exposed to water that led to different levels of damage. These materials will need to be replaced after the plumbing is repaired. Contractors would never know of this until the get the walls opened and they do not plan for it in the estimate.
2) Improve water efficiency. The toilets, faucets, and showerheads are far more efficient than they have been in years past. To not only will the help the economy and your water bill, but they also add more glamour to your bathrooms remodel.
3) Consider ventilation and lighting. In rooms like the bathroom where moisture is consistent, moisture is never good. The moisture influences mold and mildew growth, which can then compromise the paint, grout, and other surface damage. With the right ventilation, you can combat the moisture and extend the life of your bathroom. Lighting is especially gorgeous in a bathroom. For general lighting, ceiling lighting is basic. However, where you get ready for the day in the morning and the more lighting around the vanity will eliminate the shadows that get in the way. A recessed canister light for shower and toilet can give you the extra light where you need and additional lights along the medicine cabinet will give you the illuminated layers that enhance the bathroom. To drastically alter the dynamics in your bathroom, consider a dimmer switch, LED lights, and other ambient lighting.
4) Select quality and appropriate materials for bathroom surfaces. Increase the bathroom aesthetics by avoiding the excessive abuse moisture does. Individually consider which material to use for the various backsplashes, floors, shower and tub area, and countertops. Without sacrificing the right defense, the raw materials, you can find something that fits your tastes with so many options available.
What Should You Not Do when Remodeling a Bathroom?
1) Avoid rushing the remodeling process. The remodel will not be done tomorrow, no matter how committed you are to the project. A bathroom remodel done twice is a pricy mistake. The contractors need several weeks to a few months, depending on the extent of the remodel, to finish. Keep in mind, materials can be on back-order, crew members can get ill, and other delays can happen. For a perfect remodel for your bathroom, let the contractors get the job done.
2) Do not trim out the labor. Many homeowners will hire the lowest bidder to try and reduce the overall cost. When selecting a contractor, read reviews and checkout references. In the end, you may opt for a slightly pricier contractor, but it is worth the investment to ensure your bathroom remodel is done right.
3) Do not try and cut corners. To ensure your bathroom’s remodel has the longevity, do not skimp on costs for quality materials. You want lifetime warranties invest in the materials, faucets, and more.
4) Avoid shopping online. Resist the urge to buy directly online, unless you have seen the exact item in person. Everything looks different n a picture than in real life.