If you are planning to have a house remodeling project, then bathroom remodeling should be on your list. Not only is your bathroom one of the most used rooms in your house, but it’s also one of the rooms any house guest would immediately notice. With this in mind, here are some bathroom remodeling tips to keep in mind.
Set your budget
First things first, you must assess and set your budget for the entire project. Depending on what you want to accomplish, you must research the average cost for renovation projects like these. Be sure to set realistic expectations for yourself!
Review your available payment options
Stemming from the previous point, finances are one of the first things to take note of when you’re remodeling your bathroom. This includes reviewing your available payment options. There’s a home equity loan that can be tax-deductible. You can also consider personal loans, no-equity loans, or Federal Housing Administration loans.
Accessibility in terms of design
When planning your bathroom remodeling designs, be sure to start with permanent fixtures. Some of the things to consider include lever faucets, handheld sprayers, grab bars, sink height, and the wideness of your doorway.
Plan your bathroom remodeling lighting scheme
To brighten up the room, you may want to consider recessed light fixtures. A mirror in your bathroom can also help with lighting and overall aesthetic. Color-corrected “daylight” fluorescent lights are a pretty popular option right now.
Consider the appropriate height for accessories
When it comes to the height of things in your bathroom, there are no hard and fast rules. However, there are some standard rules that designers follow, such as how toilet paper holders are placed 6 inches in front of the toilet.
Don’t make the toilet the first thing you see upon entering
Any bathroom remodeling designer would say that you should never make the toilet the first thing one sees upon entering the bathroom. Most of the time, bathroom doors are left open and the toilet is not necessarily the most pleasing thing to look at.
Consider having a window in the shower
A window in the shower is a great feature if done correctly. A frosted glass panel window would be a great option if you’re considering privacy. Also, make sure that the area is watertight and the handles of the windows are plastic.
Deciding between a shower and a tub
While deciding between a shower and a tub is often based on one’s personal preference, this decision should be made before planning the design of everything else in your bathroom. A tub takes up so much space whereas a shower, a little less.
Check the plumbing under your cabinet
Under-cabinet plumbing would often depend on the type of sink feature and cabinetry you have in your bathroom. Nevertheless, be sure to consider your existing plumbing when designing the rest of your bathroom. If you are planning to have a bathroom plumbing reconfiguration, note that this would be added cost.
When doing a bathroom remodeling project, it is always best to seek the help of professionals. Ask your family and friends for some references. Make sure you choose someone that you trust to do the renovations for your bathroom.
If you are planning to do some bathroom remodeling, contact us today at Panorama Remodeling. Let our team help turn your vision into reality.