Completing repair work, maintenance, and upgrades on your home is not a matter to take lightly. Many important decisions go into completing such endeavors and it is always in your best interest to step back, take some time to access the situation, consider options, and make a well informed decision. The consequences of failing to do so are too great. When it comes to remodeling your bath, you need to make sure you have weighed all your options so you have a great outcome and things turn out well. Here is a guide you need to read before starting a bathroom remodeling project.
- Make sure you have enough room
Believe it or not, some spaces are more conducive to a make over than others. In some instances, a bathroom can be sized and shaped in such a way that a total construction re-do is the only way to go if you intend to put in a bigger bathtub, new sink, and an efficient toilet. This requires expert advice from construction pros who could do a demolition job safely and properly. If your bathroom is sized and shaped well for a remodel, lucky you, you can begin to plan your next step.
- Consider plumbing and electrical
Depending on how old your house is, you may want to consider replacing the plumbing and electrical systems. If you are going to be tearing down walls or pulling out old cabinets, sinks, and tubs, you might as well take a look at the plumbing and make sure everything is working as it should. If not, now would be the time for updated and upgraded plumbing. While you are at it, the electrical wiring and outlets may need to be replaced or updated as well. This expensive up front, can save you money in the long run and enhance the value of the home.
- Sizing and height
Not all homes are created equal. Just as there are different sized humans, there are different sized bathrooms. A person who is very short may be dissuaded from buying a home with a bathroom whose sink is too high and whose mirror is closer to the ceiling than the ground. Figuring out the proper height for the fixtures and appliances is very important and will increase the value and utility of the room.
- Select the right tile
One of the most important decisions you will make merges design concepts with utility. Tile and stone decisions can end up being crucial during a remodel job. Take some time to learn about the different options and talk with a professional before you make your purchase. Some tiles provide more grip, others will last longer, soak up more or less moisture, crack, fight off mildew, etc.
You may have a keen eye for design, but if you cannot merge the design with the proper and appropriate fixtures and materials, you could still end up with an expensive nightmare on your hands. When it comes to design, it is often recommended to talk with a professional to make sure your idea can properly translate without any set backs and unforeseen issues.
Use these 5 tips the next time you are considering doing work on your home.