A bathroom makeover is a great way to provide years of pleasure and comfort. When you invest in remodeling you want to make sure the makeover not only addresses all your needs, physical and spiritual but also adds value to your home and saves you energy and water. The bathroom itself is a tricky space with lots of moving parts forced in a tight space, so planning ahead is essential to keep your project on track.
The following list will help you master the makeover, whether you do it yourself or you hire someone to do the work for you.
Give attention to the what you are doing. It’s of value to see the bathroom makeover project as a whole unit. Even though it is a tricky project with a lot of obstacles and hidden issues to tackle, it is of great importance to see the project as a whole the whole time.
You need a realistic budget to cover the unexpected. Before you begin spend some time to go over all the possible issues you may encounter during the remodeling. Then formulate a realistic budget and do your best to stay on the course.
Hire an experienced contractor. A bathroom makeover is not something you can do by yourself. You need to find someone who has experience with both plumbing and remodeling. Don’t be afraid to call a pro.
Make sure your contractor sniffs around early in the project to dig out as many issues as possible. A detailed inspection of your bathroom is a must. However keep in mind that a contractor can not see through walls so don’t expect every possible pitfall to be caught. Remember that unexpected changes are always part of any project.
Pay attention to energy efficiency. Low flow toilets, showerheads and faucets have become water-efficient in recent years so make sure you install those. Chances are they will save you money in the long run.
Keep calm and be organized. Pay attention to dates and important deadlines as you go forward.
Sketch your proposed design, measure your available space and carefully draw it on. There is even online software you can use to choose the textures, flooring and furniture to draw out your bathroom design.
Make room for storage. Make sure you have plenty of surface area to put things down. Besides maximize your counter, also figure out ways to gain more storage space.
Do some research on the market in order to get the best deals. Prices can vary between stores to make sure you visit a few stores before you settle for a deal.
A couple of cans of paint can make a dramatic difference. Many people underestimate the change you can make with just a little imagination and a fresh coat of paint. Don’t be one of those and be creative.
I also suggest that you don’t rush the process. Go out and have fun looking around. Choose a few elegant textures. Sleep on it before you make a purchase. Sit in a few bathtub before you decide which one to get. Make sure it offers enough room to stretch out. Keep in mind the space you have. If you can’t get an extra-big one, make sure get an extra-deep one. Remember bigger isn’t always better. Whatever you do, relax and have fun with it.
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