Bathroom Renovation Tips & Ideas

10/01/2015

A bathroom renovation is always an exciting venture. However, before running to pick the top-notch tile or thinking about contemporary bathtub design, consider some less exciting things first to ensure that your project runs smoothly – just the way you planned it. Because renovating a bathroom can be overwhelming, laborious and costly, the following ideas will help you make sure that your bathroom renovation project is eventually crowned with success.

1. Budget

The first and foremost is a budget plan for your bathroom renovation. Setting a budget will guide you in making decisions during remodeling. Once you have set the amount of money that you can spend on labor, you’ll have a better idea on the amount that you can spend on tile, fixtures, accessories.

2. Time

Time is also crucial in planning bathroom renovation. Some homeowners mistakenly assume that remodeling a small bathroom will take much less time than remodeling a larger one. This is not really true. The more items you are changing in the bathroom (no matter whether big or small), the more steps your contractor will have to take while fulfilling your renovation plan. Also remember that ordering and buying tiles, fixtures, custom-built vanity or cabinets takes time. Have them delivered beforehand. In case if there is only one bathroom at your house, time is of major importance, since you will have to think where to take a shower and use the toilet while your current bathroom is being remodeled.

3. Design style and practicality

Start by thinking about the look of your bathroom. Many factors to consider will be paint color, tile options, vanities, showers, tubs, faucets, etc. Do some preliminary research and choose the bathroom design that best suits your taste and needs.

Practicality is another factor to consider while renovating. Think about who will use the bathroom and how, consider your bathroom value in light of an eventual house resale and also plan how the bathroom design will blend with the rest of your home look.

4. Hiring a Contractor

Hiring a contractor is a smart thing to do in view of the complexity of the upcoming job and difficult procedures involved (electrical, tiling, plumbing, etc.). Bathroom renovation done by an expert will guarantee you a zero problems with a bathroom that will function faultlessly and add incredible value to your home for years to come.

5. Plumbing fixtures and accessories

There won’t be any renovation without remodeling or replacing bathroom fixtures and accessories, such as a shower, bathtub, toilet, bidet, sink, taps and shower heads as well as adding new towels, wash clothes, soap dishes, towel racks, bath mats, etc. You should also upgrade/fix your mirrors and shower doors. The look of your bathroom is also significantly altered by substituting outdoor handles, drawer pulls and the hardware for your shower doors.

6. Ventilation

Ventilation is critical for a wet room like the bathroom. Selecting the right fan, the proper position for its installation and dealing with the electrical wiring is also a responsible task requiring planning. Since poor ventilation will leave your bathroom damp, mold and result in harm for your health, think about ventilation in advance. A constant airflow will also prevent both the decay of any wooden fixtures and the moistening of building insulation.

To conclude with, it must be said that one of the most complicated and the most beautiful rooms at your home is your bathroom. With all its climate controls, water lines, drains, vents, tiling, flooring and cabinetry your bathroom creates an overall look of the entire home. Although if any bathroom fixtures are damaged or poorly installed, the defect is too obvious, ruining the whole picture. Poor workmanship installing electrical or plumbing components can be potentially devastating. Don’t take chances – trust the experts from Brea/Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning to make your bathroom both beautiful and functional haven for the entire family!

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