Planning a bathroom renovation requires a lot of thought and consideration. Whether it is for the purpose of selling your house or just to spruce up the old bathroom that hasn’t been renovated in years, a bathroom remodel is a tough task to go about. Here are a few tips that will make the bathroom remodel process a lot smoother and easier for homeowners in Edmonton.
Decide the budget
This is the first thing you need to do before starting with the remodeling of your bathroom. Fixing a budget for the whole process will help you make quicker decisions regarding what fixtures or tiles to choose, depending on your budget. It will help you set the boundaries for your design and decide the quality of the materials to go for.
Shower or Bath?
Do you want to refresh or recharge? Do you want a rejuvenating experience or an invigorating one? Personally, this is a judgment call. Some people prefer the water pressure of the shower over the leisurely bathing experience of a tub. Decide which one you would want in your bathroom. Consider the cost of each one as well as the size of your bathroom before you make a decision.
Leave it to the experts
Indulge in DIY only if you are absolutely sure of your skills, otherwise leave it to the professionals. If you decide to undertake the remodel yourself and things go wrong, you could end up paying a lot more to your Edmonton plumber to save the day. Instead, hire a professional Edmonton plumber at the start of the bathroom remodel itself and save yourself from the added expenditure and undue embarrassment later.
If you are just looking for a quick upgrade to your existing bathroom, consider replacing your fixtures and hardware such as faucets, showerheads, doorknobs, and handles. These can add a new life to your bathroom at a fraction of the cost of an entire remodel. Just remember to use the same finish such as stainless steel or aged bronze on all of them to tie the whole look of the bathroom together.
Refinishing is the process of upgrading your existing bathtub, shower sink or tiles. With refinishing, you’ll spend 105 of the cost of a remodel and still revamp the whole look of your bathroom. What’s more, you’ll be recycling and doing a world of good to the planet in the process.
Ventilation is key
Ventilation is the most important aspect that you need to take care of while remodeling your bathroom. If not done correctly, it can cause the formation of moss and mildew and can also cause water heater accidents on contact with flammables in the bathroom. Install a vent fan according to the square footage of your bathroom. Newer sleeker designs are available which will add oodles of style to your bathroom.
Don’t underestimate the lighting
Good lighting is the difference between a classy, spacious-looking bathroom and a dull, dark one. Lighting above the vanity can make your makeup and shaving easier and help diminish shadows. Dim lighting is perfect for long relaxing baths in the tub. Determine your need and then decide the choice of lighting for your bathroom.
The flooring options for your bathroom remodel are endless. Tiles, wooden flooring, heated floors and many more types are available to suit your needs. Stepping out of a hot bath onto the cold floor can be an undesirable experience, especially on those cold Edmonton winter nights. Install in-floor heating for your bathroom and come winter, you will be glad you did.
Talk to an Edmonton plumber for in-floor heating services for your bathroom remodel
Don’t move your plumbing
This is the most cost effective step of the process. If you don’t want to go overboard with your budget, don’t move your existing plumbing system. If you think shifting your tub or sink will not make much of a difference to the plumbing, you’re wrong. Not only will it push the remodel behind by days, but it will also increase your overall remodel costs owing to the plumbing charges. You can use that money to buy an expensive mirror or granite countertop for your bathroom instead. Consult your local Edmonton plumber to check if moving your plumbing system is a good option for you.
Take all the above factors into consideration before you start with your bathroom renovation and avoid the hassle of a big renovation mess in your home. Enjoy your brand new (well, almost) bathroom!