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Guide to Bathroom Remodeling

The bathroom is one of the most visited and private places in the home. A majority of long term homeowners tend to remodel their bathroom at least once during their ownership. Check out our top tips if you are considering remodeling your bathroom soon.

  1. Budget - First, consider how much you are willing to spend on a new bathroom. Factor in new lights, floor, toilet, vanity, sink, tub, shower, etc. Some people may even keep their current floors and lighting in place to save money. A new paint job, toilet, sink, and shower may be all that is needed in some cases.
  2. Plumbing - Try working around your existing plumbing and you could save a ton of money while still creating the look and feel of a new bathroom.
  3. Colors - Think about which color to paint your walls and then choose the color of the toilet, tub, shower, sink, vanity. You can never go wrong with white for these pieces.
  4. Flooring - If you can't reuse, resand, or fix your current floor then consider going with linoleum, wood, or tile. Definitely avoid carpet in the bathroom.
  5. Layout - Be sure to allow enough space for the king or queen to take their throne comfortablly without banging into things on the way up or down-- this happens very often after the new toilet has been installed. Give yourself some ample space between the front and sides of the toilet and the walls.
  6. Lighting - Adjustable lighting in the bathroom is a must if you are changing out your lighting layout. Dim lights are great for a relaxing bath while very bright lights are helpful for makeup and shaving.
  7. Ventilation - Don't you hate it when the mirrors fog up and you are still taking a shower after you get out of the shower? Look to install a very efficient vent fan to avoid this problem along with the mold and mildew that can build up in bathrooms without proper ventilation.

Remodeling bathrooms are big projects and should be left for the professional contractors. Be sure to get quotes from at least 3 contractors to ensure you get the best price for your bathroom remodeling project!

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