Renovating a bathroom can be an exciting event. So much goes into a bathroom remodeling project that unless you’re a professional who does it every day then all the nitty-gritty details, processes, options and decisions are going to seem overwhelming.
While the average older home has an average size of 5×8 ft., the new home bathrooms have nearly doubled and tripled in size over the past 30 years, old home lovers are familiar with: the less than perfect plumbing, the claustrophobic small bathroom but the right colors, fixtures, lighting will help create the illusion of a roomy bath.
You can combat the claustrophobia by scaling down to physically save space.
An expertly master Bathroom Renovation will provide years of pleasure and comfort. But do an amateur job and you’ll be reminded of the fact every day. It’s a tricky space, unfortunately, with lots of moving parts crammed into a tight footprint, not to mention the volumes f water ready to exploit any and all leaks.
Consider the following collection of popular tips while planning your Bathroom Renovation.
- Know what your Bathroom Renovation or Remodel costs. Giving how many trades are required for a typical bathroom remodel—plumbers, electrician, tile setters, cabinet installers, and more—it pays to have a top-notch general contractor to manage operations. The size of your bathroom, the quality of materials you want to include begin by putting your expectations into perspective when it comes to how much money you’re willing to invest in upscaling your new bathroom.
- Provide adequate ventilation. Moisture not only breeds mold and mildew, it can take a toll on finishes and painted surfaces. A bathroom fan is the best defense. The National Kitchen and Bath Association called for a ducted system that’s at least 50 cubic feet per minute. Consider a humidity-sensing unit that will automatically turn on and off depending on the amount of moisture in the air.
- Plan a lighting scheme. The best approach to a well-let space is to incorporate layers of the task, accent, ambient and decorative lighting into your Bathroom Renovation. The goal is bringing different layers of illumination into the room. A ceiling fixture is suitable for general lighting, but it will cast shadows on your face when seated at the vanity. That’s why you’ll also want sconces or other vertical fixtures mounted on either side of the vanity. Some medicine cabinets are available with vertical lighting strips.
- Don’t let the toilet be the first thing you see when opening the door. The reason is simple. Oftentimes bathroom doors get left open; meaning that you or any guest in your home walking by will see the toilet – which, come on, this isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing thing to look at.
- Pick the right vanity. Vanities aren’t just for looks. Get one to small and you’ll be scrambling for more countertop space and storage. Pick the wrong material and you’ll have maintenance issues on your hands. From pedestal sinks, to off the wall hanging sinks, they can highlight your new Bathroom Renovation.
Tiny tubs. Many companies are shrinking their models down to accommodate the newly renovated chic little spaces. If you’ve got a small bathroom you probably don’t think a tub is an option.
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