Bathroom Remodeling

Written by Norene Anderson
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Bathroom remodeling is either a homeowner's dream or nightmare, depending on the amount of adventure the homeowner possesses. Some people like to buy a home that needs updating or remodeling just for the pleasure of turning something distasteful or worn out into something modern and fresh. Other people want the property to be exactly what they desire from the beginning. Either way, a home will eventually need some repair work to keep it in the best condition.

Many things are considered in the bathroom remodeling process. One of the first areas to consider is whether the entire bathroom needs to be stripped out and completely replaced or if only parts of it need to be changed. If the entire room is to be redone, the project can become very involved. Unless you are a carpenter, plumber, electrician, and interior decorator, you will need the help of qualified professionals to complete the job.

Reasons for Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodeling is sometimes an unplanned event due to damage from a water leak or some other type of damage. In this case, it may include the entire room or it may just be a confined area such as flooring or maybe the cabinetry holding the plumbing. If it is extensive enough to require a complete remodel, take advantage of the opportunity to update accessories and fixtures.

The bathtub is a major consideration in bathroom remodeling. If your bathroom is large enough, you may want to consider a relaxing whirlpool tub. Whirlpool tubs come in standard bathtub sizes and in oversized models. If you are not a tub person and prefer a shower, consider the oversize showers that give plenty of room to move around without hitting the four walls. Shower designs cover the scope of interests from simple to major elegance.

Change Is Good

Every bathroom needs plenty of storage space for towels and other necessities. A roomy linen closet is an absolute must for any bathroom. It can double as a full-length mirror with the doors providing the mirror. A double sink is another great idea if there is plenty of room. This provides a lot of countertop and you can never have too much countertop space in a bathroom.

Lighting is crucial to consider during bathroom remodeling. There should be plenty of light in the right proportion of direct and indirect fixtures. Makeup application requires special lighting to have the natural look without any shadows. The placement of lighting in relation to mirrors is also important for optimal effect.

Bathroom Remodeling Hints

The flooring should be carefully selected for resistance to water damage. It should coordinate and complement the choices for the countertops and wall coverings. If color coordination is not your area of expertise, ask for help from the experts. Before beginning any project, lay out your complete plans to cover everything from the ceiling to the floor. You certainly do not want any last minute surprises by realizing you forgot to choose something that you now cannot match with the rest of the room.

There are experts and qualified remodeling companies in every community. If you are not familiar with someone that can do the job, do a little research. It is easy to find recommendations online. Do not hire just anyone off the street to do the work. Make sure they are licensed to do the job and that they are in good standing with the licensing agency. Ask for references and even go look at some of their work before hiring any contractor. Be sure to get every detail in writing before signing any contract for bathroom remodeling.


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