Even though your bathroom might be the smallest room in your house, it’s definitely one of the most important. If you’re bathroom vanity and shower stall are starting to look unsightly, it’s time to think about an upgrade. Here are a few key items to consider when planning your bathroom remodeling project.
Determine your budget. Every remolding project should start with a budget. This is more than throwing out a number that sounds ideal. Look at potential materials and fixtures you want to use and jot down some numbers. Think about whether or not you’ll be changing the layout. Ask yourself if there is anything you’re planning to re-purpose – or a complete demo might be what you have in mind. Remember to be realistic with your budget – you won’t be getting a brand new master bath for $2,500!
Go Green. Consider making an investment in green products. Can you find cabinets that are locally made? Have you selected a shower head and toilet that use minimal amounts of water? There are many environmentally-friendly products available today. Do a little research and see how you can incorporate them into your bathroom design.
Quick fixes. While your unsightly vanity might be driving you crazy, don’t under estimate quick fixes. These updates can give your bathroom a boost while you’re planning – or saving for your dream bathroom. Updating the hardware on your cabinets or changing the light fixture can be great ways to make your bathroom look more modern.
Ventilation. While you bathroom might be the smallest room in your house, it’s also the room most susceptible to moisture, mold and mildew. Consider calculating the number of Cubic Feet Per Minute (CFM) of air movement needed to properly ventilate your bathroom. Today’s ventilation systems are much more efficient and quieter than they used to be.
These are a few key items to keep in mind when planning your bathroom remodel. Remember that every project is different. Give us a call to discuss your specific project.