Are you doing this remodel to enhance the value of your home, particularly with regard to its resale value?
If this is the case, it will pay great dividends for you to do some research on general styles in the region. What kind of décor is most popular in in the area where you live? Does this style of décor add to the value of the home? And does having this style cause the home to sell quicker?
Are you worried about the potential cost of remodeling your bathroom? As it turns out, there really is no cause for alarm.
You can easily find a service that will be happy to give you a great deal at an even greater price. You just need to know how to use your price comparison skills to the fullest.
Develop the Design Specs for Bath Remodel
Let’s first list the items you need to consider for your bathroom remodeling project:
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What kind of tub are you looking for that fits the home styles in your region? Will it be a standard tub attached to the wall surrounded by tiling or are you looking for a free standing tub?
Freestanding tubs require a bit more space and possibly a change of your plumbing structure. That can add to your cost. But the design may be worth it given the beauty and look of freestanding units and floor plumbing.
Most master bathrooms have a seperate tub and shower stall (smaller bathrooms use a combo tub and shower). Shower stalls have changed in style with frameless shower doors and large wall tiling. It is a bit more expensive than the standard framed in shower. But the new style will certainly increase your home value.
Bath Vanities or Free Standing Cabinets
Are you going to use bath vanities or free standing cabinets – or both if your bathroom area can support it. Bath vanities are the more popular option from simple designs (with little or no storage drawers) to something more inclusive with both underneath and drawer space.
The purpose of the vanity is to support the sink. But think about the vanity top area – you need space for soap dispensing, toothbrush holders, cosmetic holders, personal hygienge and the like. So if your vanity is simple in design, where do you store these personal care items?
Free bath cabinets are ideal for bath linens and small drawer space. They can be used as an option, but they do take up additional space.
Sinks and Faucets
If you choose to have bath vanities, then your sink will be mounted at top. You can select undermount sinks or vessel sinks. Vessel sinks take up more area and are harder to clean – but they are more decorative.
Again, don’t forget to make room for soap dispensing. Personal care items can be stored underneath or in a free standing cabinet.
Faucets styles are endless. The type of faucet can fit either sink. The type of faucet may be single or dual handle – again that will depend on the type of sink you select.
Toilet are generally easy to decide – not much in style or design that will impact your home value. Just make sure the toilet matches the style you select for your other bath appliances.
There are new toilet technologies that may be of interest. Our recommendation is to get a standard toilet with less electronic parts – much easier to service when needed.
Your next area of concern will be much more practical. How out of date are the fixtures in your bathroom? Are the sinks, faucets, and tub getting long in the tooth? Are they beginning to show serious signs of wear and tear, such as rusting, cracking, and leaking?
If this is the case, then it will definitely be a good idea to have a local remodeling expert inspect and address the issue. The last thing you need is to have to spend precious money to fix a plumbing disaster that a remodel could have safely avoided.
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You can use the power of the web to pick a remodeling expert to do the work on your behalf. This is a great way to add value to your home.
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