If you are in the process of remodeling your bathroom, ask yourself this question. Why are you renovating your bathroom? Are you selling your house, or is this a way to give your home a personalized flair? The answer to this question will determine what to upgrade when you undergo a bathroom remodeling project.
Top 3 Bathroom Remodeling Tips
If you are wanting to add value as well as update the style of your bathroom then here are 3 projects to start with.
Fixtures in a bathroom include faucets for the sink and tub, toilets, bathtubs, and showers. Upgrading these fixtures is a great way to increase your home’s value while possibly adding an element of energy efficiency and style.
Many faucets and fixtures are designed specifically to dispense specific amounts of water. For instance, many public restrooms have motion detector faucets. This goes far to save on your water bill as well as water conservation.
If this particular type of faucet is not something you would like for the home, there are other types that can add both elegance and water efficiency to your bathroom. Some can increase the water pressure that does the job of cleaning your hands faster than an older faucet.
Showerheads are built the same way. An increase in water pressure allows you to clean your hair and body much faster, thereby causing less water to be used. Showerheads come in many different shapes and sizes. Some attach to the wall, while others can be attached to the ceiling.
Talk to your remodeling contractor about which faucet might be right for your bathroom. Remember to also pay attention to how difficult the showerhead is to install. You probably don’t want to be moving pipes around if you want to keep your remodeling costs lower.
Most older homes have a type of linoleum flooring in the bathroom. Linoleum is a very cheap waterproof flooring. However, over time the water from your bathtub or shower can cause the build-up of mold and mildew around the edges of the linoleum. It is also, easily damaged with rips or tears.
Tile can last much longer as long if it is installed properly. It is very resilient and easy to clean. This makes it an excellent choice for use as a backsplash to the shower or tub. It is the more expensive in materials and installation. Tile requires specific tools and a lot of practice and experience.
Tile tends to give bathrooms a much more upscale and elegant look than linoleum. There are many different styles to choose from to match your tastes.
#3: Vanity and Storage
The size and shape of your bathroom vanity should depend on how large your bathroom is. Most single sink vanities are available in many colors, woods, and sizes for an affordable price. Make sure you choose a sink that will fit properly within the vanity counter and take into consideration the space required by plumbing pipes beneath the sinks.
When it comes to storage, the size of your bathroom will affect what type of space you have for towels and things of that nature. Some choose to purchase wire racks that sit above the toilet, which can hold towels. If you have space, tall cabinets can be added to the room for storage purposes.
While these are just 3 of the basics in bathroom remodeling, there are a lot more upgrades that could be done. Consult with your local contractor for ideas and costs for your bathroom remodel.