Let’s face it, you don’t do a full bathroom renovation each year because it costs a lot of money and time. Also, you need to make sure, you’ve accounted for all the important details for this project, so you can avoid those expensive mistakes and redos.
Inline, we are sharing some tips on the things you need to look into before remodeling your bathroom this year. Anyhow, to make that simpler, you can also contact us and avail of our free complimentary consultation service.
Without any delays, let’s dive in.
GO FOR A 2-INCH DRAIN PIPE
How often do you experience a clogged drainpipe? I bet you cannot count it, right? Well, that’s because the usual drain pipe used for households is 1-1/2”, which gets easily clogged by hair and gunk.
To solve that problem, you need to upgrade your drain pipes to 2 inches on your next affordable bathroom remodeling project. The labor and material cost for this upgrade is very reasonable compared to the peace of mind it gives to you.
CONSIDER CONSTRUCTING ANOTHER POWDER ROOM
Some homeowners have frequent guests inside their house, and they find it awkward to let them use their master en suite since it’s supposed to be reserved for them or their children.
Your best solution for this is to construct another powder room intended for your guests when they need to use the toilet or have a quick retouch. Typically, it measures 3 feet (width) by 6 feet (length).
BE FINANCIALLY PREPARED
Once you are done planning the possible layout for your classic or modern bathroom remodeling, you need to prepare for the estimated budget of this project. For a mid-range bathroom remodel quality, it will cost $17,000 to $21,000, and we recommend that you add a 10% buffer for any price increments in materials and labor.
NEVER FORGET TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE AND FRIENDLY TO ALL USERS
As someone who has years of experience in professional bathroom remodeling, we couldn’t emphasize more the importance of making your bathroom and fixtures accessible to everyone.
By saying that, we also like you to remember your children and elderly, that they’ll have a convenient and safe time using the toilet, shower, and tub. Inline, some of the things you can consider for this matter include handheld showerheads, handrails, non-slip floor, and faucet levers that are easy to hold and twist.
Furthermore, you can also go for walk-in showers and tubs since your children and seniors can seamlessly walk in and out of the area.
MAKE SURE YOUR BATHROOM IS WELL-LIT
Proper lighting is essential for your powder room and master en suite since it helps avoid accidents, and you can seamlessly apply makeup or groom yourself with ease.
In any bathroom renovation services, it’s always recommended that you use soft lighting (whether LED or fluorescent) for illuminating your entire bathroom and vanity tops. Alongside, you can use various lighting systems for different purposes – ambient, decorative, and accent lights.
Furthermore, you can also ask your contractor if they can install a dimmer switch to your bathroom lights, so you can easily adjust it according to your mood.
EASY TO MAINTAIN BATHROOM COUNTERTOPS
Your bathroom countertops serve as the stage where you’ll do all your grooming rituals and hairstyling, so they must be durable and resistant to water and chemicals. Basically, you want your bathroom vanity tops to be easily cleaned with just soap and water.
By saying that, some of the popular materials for bathroom countertops are granite, quartz, marble, concrete, and quartzite. All these stones are beautiful and durable to meet your expectations.
Well, it’s always better when you’re prepared for any health problems, especially when you’re inside your bathroom. Without a doubt, you can tell your contractor to have a recessed medicine cabinet installed above your vanity top. It’s the basic location where to put your medicine cabinet.
Meanwhile, if your vanity mirror is hinged (so you can flip it back and forth), then you can install your medicine cabinet behind it.
PIPE INSULATION FOR COLDER AREAS
There are instances when your vicinity has a very cold temperature during winter, and this can freeze your water. To prevent that from happening, we can insulate your plumbing during the renovation process, so it stays liquid even when the temperature drops below zero.
WATERPROOF AND DURABLE SHOWER SILLS
If you won’t have a wet bathroom, then your shower sill should work in keeping your splashes within your shower area. Typically, it must be sloped towards your shower, so all water moves down your shower drain.
Likewise, the common materials you can use for this are quartz, granite, and other minerals.
SHOWER OR TUB?
It’s a common dilemma among homeowners whether to just have a tub, shower, or both. For you to answer it, you need to ask yourself how many times you take a bath or just shower before going to work.
Anyhow, you can also choose to have both and design a smooth transition between your tub and shower. Well, most modern homes have both of these things because the tub will be for their children, while the walk-in shower for the adults and elderly.
SHOWER WINDOW OR ACTIVE EXHAUST SYSTEM
The common problem in any bathroom is too much moisture, which supports the growth of molds and mildews in your tiles, grouts, and organic materials like wooden walls. To solve that, you can install a small window on top of your shower to allow excess moisture to come out.
Alternatively, you can also install a central ventilation system inside your bathroom, where the ducts are concealed to avoid ruining aesthetics.
Moreover, this added feature is good if you’re installing a wooden wall or shiplap ceiling since there’ll be no excess moisture to ruin its construction and beauty.
FLOATING VANITY AND TANKLESS TOILET
Even when you have a small bathroom, you can still install a luxurious vanity top and toilet without consuming too much footprint. Our pros can do that by installing a floating bathroom countertop and a tankless toilet for your bathroom remodel.
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If you need to hire a professional for your bathroom remodeling on a budget, then call or email us today. You can also avail of our complimentary consultation and free estimate service for this project.
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