Bathroom remodeling projects can be very exciting. The bathroom is one of the more important places in the home, after all: the first place you visit when you get up in the morning and the last place you stop at on the way to bed at night. If it looks ugly — or even just out of date — or the fixtures aren’t working the way you’d like, a remodeling project can literally change everything. With the right team on your side, you can turn this most important part of the home into a place you can really feel good about.
In many cases, successful bathroom remodeling projects are achieved in the planning stages. Every home is unique, and your needs will be equally unique. The more you discuss the specifics with your remodeling specialist, the smoother the remodeling will go and the happier you will be with the results. Here are a few tips to help you out.
Not every bathroom can hold every detail you need. Time, space and budget considerations can hamper any detail and if you go forward looking to fill everything you want to see, it’s apt to make things much more difficult.
The best way to prevent this is to draw up a list of all the features you want to see in your new bathroom — each and every one — then rank them in order of importance. That way, you and your remodeling specialist can go through it and make those hard choices before any work starts: ensuring that the most important things you need from the project are addressed and that those you can’t get to are of lesser importance.
You want your new bathroom to look amazing and aesthetic looks are an important consideration. But at the end of the day, the bathroom needs to serve practical functions. Having a beautiful countertop won’t make a difference if it doesn’t have enough room to support your toiletries, and no one will appreciate a pretty bathtub if it’s too small to sit in comfortably. If there’s a debate between how a part of the new bathroom will look and the function it will serve, go with functionality every time. That will save you a lot of consternation after the project is complete.
Watch Other Parts of the Home
With a bathroom remodeling project, it can be easy to develop a bit of tunnel vision, and concentrate only on the bathroom itself. But the project can easily affect other parts of the home, and your preparations should account for that. For instance, changes in the plumbing system need to factor increased water use, which may affect your water heater. Or a wall you wish to remove might be a load-bearing wall or a wall containing wiring for other parts of the house. You should account for all of this before you begin work and ensure that your beautiful new bathroom doesn’t arrive at the expense in other parts of the house.
At Your Service Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning provides bathroom remodeling services in Salt Lake City, UT.