Friday, February 28, 2014

Affordable and Simple Solutions for Easy Bathroom Remodeling

You might be surprised to find out that a minor remodel is a worthy investment that can be affordable, fun and quite simple.



Whatever your reason may be, we all can admit to fantasizing about having a bigger home, more space and more ways to organize the clutter of our expanding lives.  We call them fantasies because we don't believe they are actually attainable pursuits due to our perceived financial restraints.  However, I'm here to tell you today that there is no reason you need to continue living in a frustrated situation.  Don't worry about moving, let's take one step at a time and simply make improvements. 

I believe the best place to start, when speaking of improvements, is the bathroom? Why? Because when you roll out of bed in the morning, it's the first room to be graced with your presence.   The ambiance that your bathroom gives is nothing short of a spring board in your morning routine.  Imagine what feels more rejuvenating; waking up to white paint, florescent bulbs and particle board or entering a mini relaxation room, with soft golden lighting, calming blue walls and a marble counter top?  Well, with some simple remodeling and relatively few dollars, we can increase the value of our home, allowing you to enjoy it even more. After all, getting ready for your day in a modern bathroom can simply make your entire day better.

Remodeling a bathroom whether partial or full, can make our home not only more valuable (should you ever decide to sell) but also increases the value for the people who matter most; those living in it!  Did you know that a remodeled bathroom could return 80-90% of your investment at resale? Here are a few tips to make sure that you are not flushing money down the toilet with your bathroom remodel.


Hire a contractor who specializes in bathrooms


  • Make sure they are licensed and insured.
  • Ask for references.
  • Ask for their ideas for the remodel, as they do this all the time.
  • Make sure they know what you want out of the remodel.
  • Confirm who will be doing the actually work. 
  • Are they skilled at  their craft?
  • Find out how long the job will take.
  • Will they take care of all of the permits?

  • Find out where your current plumbing and electrical are

         You can save a lot of money by working with your existing plumbing and electrical.
         Rerouting these can be expensive.
       

    Think through what you really need


    • Do you need a tub or just a shower?
    • Will a pedestal sink work or do you need counter space?
    • Where do shower handles need to go so you are not getting wet when you turn them on?
    • Where and how do you want the door to swing open?
    • Is it awkward or does it bump into other doors?
    • Do you want tile or stone?
    • How many people will be using this bathroom? 
    • Is it just for guests or will it be getting lots of everyday use?
    • Do you have the space and money to expand the bathroom or just remodel?
    • If there is not a window can you put in a skylight?
    • Could you add a half bath created from a closet or space under stairs?
    • Good lighting can make a room look and feel bigger.
    • What kind and where will you put your lighting?

    A well designed bathroom isn't just for the ladies.  Men like to have their space and children as well.  It is a place for cleansing, beginning and relaxation.  Think of those things when you consider what sort of changes you would like to have. Look at your bathroom and feel what is missing.  Is the lighting harsh, does the space feel crammed, do you feel relaxed or anxious?  The color scheme of a bathroom is also an important consideration when planning your change - which I'm happy to divulge in with the next post.

    The home is your castle, your place of refuge.  It should reflect both your personality and also meet your need to actually feel at home.

    If you are looking for a contractor for your remodel in Dallas TX check out Unique Properties. Unique Properties will sit down with you from the beginning of the project, and take you through the process step-by-step. Because they have years of experience, they have compiled check lists of approaches and ideas for your bathroom remodel.  



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