When it comes to home improvement projects, the most popular rooms to remodel are the bathrooms. Remodeling the bathroom adds value to your property and is a lot of fun to do. There are two ways to go about updating your bathroom: doing it yourself or hiring a bathroom contractor. With many celebrities are doing it themselves on television shows such as “The Chew” and “The Biggest Loser,” it’s easy to assume that doing it yourself will be cheap and easy. Unfortunately, it’s not always the case.
While a full bathroom remodel could cost you up to $100,000+ at a reputable contracting company, the average price of a bathroom remodel isn’t quite as high. But some homeowners decide to tackle larger, more involved projects, like installing a new shower or a large basin, where they shouldn’t necessarily expect to pay the full price if they do it themselves. If you’re looking for bathroom ideas that won’t break the bank, you’ll want to keep these factors in mind. The following are just a few things that you may need to consider before you tackle a project of this type.
While you certainly don’t have to go all out when it comes to bathroom remodeling project ideas, you do have to think big. You need to get a real feel for what you want your bathroom to look like. Bathroom fixtures are one area that can be quite expensive to install. A good way to save money on your renovation is by researching ideas for fixtures before you buy anything. You can visit local model homes to get ideas for the latest trends in bathroom remodeling. You can also check out websites such as Remodelingtalk to see what other homeowners have done with their bathrooms.
If you plan to replace your bathroom sink with a pedestal sink, there are some things you’ll want to take into account. First, think about how much storage you’ll need in your bathroom. Pedestal sinks provide plenty of surface space for your toiletries, but they lack the floor space and depth for some items such as a medicine cabinet. For example, if you have a lot of items in your medicine cabinet that you don’t use all the time, you might find that a wall mounted medicine cabinet with drawers is a better option. In order to maximize the space in your bathroom while still keeping your bathroom design simple, it’s best to stick with a pedestal sink if you aren’t trying to fill in a specific space.
When you’re planning a bathroom makeover, don’t overlook the importance of countertop materials and technology. Countertop material has advanced dramatically over the last decade, with granite rising to the top as the most popular choice. Granite is incredibly affordable and durable, but is often also one of the most difficult to care for. Most countertop materials now feature a special sealant that protects them from stains and scratches, making them easy to clean, but also makes them more resistant to stains.
If you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom’s plumbing, you’ll need to consider the plumbing of your new fixtures. Because you’re replacing your sink and your bathroom sink, not only will you want to consider the style of sink you choose, but the size of your new fixtures. Today’s fixtures are built much smaller than old-style fixtures, so adding larger vanities or storage spaces can often be a great way to upgrade your home without having to change the entire plumbing layout. If your bathroom has just room for a single standard sized sink, it’s possible that installing a high-end vanity sink and topwater vanity tub will give you enough storage space to add another bathroom. Remember, though, that the taller fixtures usually require more water flow, so if you have a small bathroom you may have to choose between too many running water fixtures and too much storage space.
One major area to spend a little extra money when re-decorating a bathroom remodel bathroom is the countertops. Today’s countertops have much more options than in previous years. While there are still a number of standard materials to choose from (white, stone, ceramic tile, etc. ), the topmost choices are marble, granite, and quartz.
In addition to the top counter, you should definitely consider the bathtub and/or grout when you’re planning a bathroom remodel. A lot of people choose to remodel their bathtub and they’re left with a big problem: how to properly waterproof the bathtub. It’s not as hard as it seems. All you really need is an adhesive sealer that you can apply to your existing bathtub surface. Once you apply the sealant to your bathtub and grout, you should be able to avoid any future water damage and have an enjoyable swimming experience!