May is National Home Remodeling Month, and in honor of this annual event, we thought we would take the time to discuss bathroom renovations. Renovating a bathroom is a popular home remodeling job, and there are plenty of decisions you will have to make when you tackle this type of home improvement project. Here are a few tips on what to think about when you are planning your bathroom renovations.
- When you are coming up with your budget for your bathroom remodeling project, make sure you include some funds for any unexpected surprises. “Expect the unexpected,” as the saying goes. Sometimes, there is hidden water damage or other issues you were not planning for. Try to build in a cushion of about 15% to 20%.
- Choose bathroom countertop, floor and wall surfaces that are both nice looking and practical. You want to be sure that your new bathroom can withstand the daily wear and tear, especially if you have a large family and there will be a lot of people using the bathroom on a regular basis. Granite is a great material for countertops, and there are also more cost-effective options on the market too. Porcelain tiles have been popular for several years now, and they are a budget-friendly option. Keep cost, practicality and looks in mind when you are deciding on what you want.
- There are also plenty of water efficient faucets and fixtures on the market today. You can find showerheads, toilets and more that will help you save water, not to mention the environment, that are also stylish and good looking.
- Figure out what items you would like to splurge on, even if it’s only one or two things. Showers can be installed with several different types of shower heads, body sprays and steamers, and these days, it’s not uncommon to see large shower stalls with plenty of different shower head options. You can turn your bathroom into an at-home spa!
- Your bathroom vanity should have plenty of surface area for you to easily get ready every day. Make sure there is counter space for the items you and your family use on a daily basis. While double sinks are still pretty popular, you should consider having just one sink installed so you get some extra room on the vanity counter itself.
Do you want more information on bathroom remodeling, new faucets and more? Call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us and set up a Free Estimate.