Your Bath and Beyond
The first step in any bathroom remodel project should be to devise a plan and create a budget. It’s important to take your time during this stage in order to prevent unnecessary (and often expensive) changes later on.
Be sure to develop a list of goals that you want to achieve, including what you want to do with the walls, flooring, lighting and fixtures.
Most importantly, if you do plan to sell your home in the near future, it’s vital to keep in mind that while you may be drawn to bold and bright tiles or exotic fixtures, future homeowners may not share your sense of style.
As a result, resist the temptation to take the remodel to extremes. For instance, if you are replacing fixtures, select neutral colors. You can always express your inner creativity through interchangeable accents, such as shower curtains, hand towels, window treatments and paint colors.
As bathrooms are commonly used for grooming purposes, a relatively decent amount of lighting is vital.
Depending on the overall square footage of the bathroom, consider one or two ceiling mounted fixtures along with vanity mirror lighting.
A ceiling ventilation system can ensure the longevity of the bathroom. Ventilation reduces humidity, which in turn reduces mold and mildew. Regardless of the type, make sure the system is vented to the exterior of the home.
At the end of the day, trimming costs in one area allows for splurging in another. However, before any remodel begins, consider that unless you purchase items in stock, fixtures, special flooring or tiling can potentially take weeks to arrive. While bathroom remodels may seemingly take forever from beginning to end, the final result can provide years of enjoyment and satisfaction.
A successful bathroom remodeling project can have a major impact on your home. Contact Republic West Remodeling today to discuss bathroom planning and remodeling in Scottsdale.