Bathroom remodeling can be an exciting and daunting task, but with the right planning and execution, it can transform your ordinary bathroom into a beautiful and functional oasis. At Construction Hero, we have years of experience with home remodeling and working with bathroom remodeling contractors, and we have some tips to share. If you prefer to work with professionals directly, then call Construction Hero to get started with an initial consultation. We are always thrilled to help homeowners bring their vision to life.
It’s not enough to simply have an "idea" of what you want. Your home is possibly the largest single investment you have, and a bathroom renovation is going to affect the value of your property – for better or for worse. Before starting any project, take the time to plan out every detail, including setting your budget, defining design preferences, and outlining functional requirements. Remember that you and your household will grow and age in place, so keep the future in mind when designing and planning!
It is also important to be familiar with local codes, rules, and regulations. Depending on the scope of your project, you may need to obtain permits from your local government.
Bathrooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Take measurements of your space to ensure that the incoming changes will fit comfortably. You want to have enough room to navigate through the bathroom, open doors and drawers, and so on.
As for designing the layout of the bathroom, it is advised to stick to the existing layout unless you plan on a complete makeover. Rearranging plumbing fixtures and walls can quickly drive up the cost of your bathroom remodeling project.
Many people strictly think about plumbing and colors when designing their new bathroom, but lighting is something that a lot of people forget. Ample general lighting is important but don’t limit yourself to that. Task lighting is great for grooming and applying makeup and ambient lighting can create a relaxing atmosphere. Further, consider natural lighting and try to incorporate plenty of windows if your layout allows it.
Bathrooms, like basements, are notorious for dampness and excess moisture. That humidity can be a problem in many ways, leading to mold and mildew growth as well as health hazards. All bathrooms require excellent ventilation to keep the property together and the occupants healthy. Incorporate both windows & window vents as well as exhaust fans to keep your new bathroom fresh.
More is not necessarily better. Trying to stretch your budget by opting for cheap materials can end up backfiring as these low-quality products can be frustrating to use and quick to break or wear out. This is especially important when choosing a toilet, bathtub, or sink.
Renovating the bathroom is no simple task. There are many things to consider and professionals have experience dealing with what you might consider unexpected problems. Call Construction Hero to begin with an initial consultation.