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There is nothing quite like a newly remodeled bathroom. From newly redone floors to modern fixtures, a bathroom remodel is just what you need to give your home a fresh feel or get it ready to put on the market.
Not to mention, remodeling your bathroom is likely much more cost-effective than remodeling other areas of your home, such as your kitchen.
Whether you are planning a future bathroom remodel or one is coming up in a few days, here are five things to consider to get ready.
Manage Small Spaces Properly
Bathrooms, unlike other rooms in your home, have limited space. It isn’t easy to expand your bathroom outwards, so you have to be wise about what you are installing and be aware of how to accommodate your needs.
Many people take advantage of small bathrooms by installing recessed cabinets, fixtures, and lighting to make them look more spacious. You can also put a recessed soap dish, towel bar, and shampoo tray in your shower.
Similarly, build a medicine cabinet in your mirror for extra storage. If you share a bathroom, don’t forget to dedicate areas and cabinets for better organization.
Budget, Budget, Budget
No one is made of money, which is why you should go into your bathroom remodel with a price range, or else you’ll make significant mistakes.
When shopping for bathroom sink faucets, showerheads, fixtures, and toilets, always keep your budget in mind.
Additionally, some things can be replaced easily without professional help. Consider redoing areas where labor costs are necessary first.
Costs can blow over your budget randomly, and you may run out of resources easily. Plan a safety net or go a bit below budget to start out with.
Also, consider the purpose of the remodel and how plumbing will be affected by it. Redoing your plumbing costs a lot more, but it also gives you the possibility of expanding your bathroom outwards.
Choose the Best Flooring Option
Carpet is ridiculous in a bathroom, but that doesn’t mean rugs aren’t. Choosing the right flooring option boils down to four main factors: the temperature of your home and your home location, aesthetics, durability, and cost.
Different flooring materials absorb heat better than others. Hardwood can warp in the summer and crack in the winter, while tile gets really cold in the winter.
Porcelain and ceramic are cheap, durable, and waterproof options, but you can easily slip. Stone is also waterproof, but it is more expensive, and you need to reseal it.
Vinyl is cheap, waterproof, and easy to install, but it is also looked at negatively during home resales because it gets damaged easily.
The second question: What will your dream bathroom look like after the remodel? If you aren’t just redoing your floor, consider the design of your fixtures, cabinets, and the paint color of your walls.
Ventilation is a Priority
Bathrooms, as long as they have a shower or tub, regardless of whether it’s half-sized or not, need proper ventilation.
Understand the location of your bathroom, and if possible, install windows, not just exhaust vents and fans.
Ventilation helps you maintain proper airflow, lowering the risk you pass out during a scalding hot shower. Ventilation also helps you stop the spread of mold in your shower and tub.
Color Plays an Important Role
You obviously want your bathroom to look nice, but that is easier said than done.
The first thing to consider is the color of the paint you’ll be using. Lighter colors like white will make a small space look larger and help lighting spread, while darker colors can make a space look more cramped.
Light colors also make a space look clean and are great for fixtures. Keep in mind that most people keep their walls white or off-white.
Choose the right cabinet and door hardware to fit the look of your bathroom. Gold and silver-colored bathroom accessories, like towel bars and hooks, can make your space pop and give a luxury feel at an affordable price.
If you have lots of natural lighting in your bathroom, white fixtures and walls will make your bathroom pop and feel more relaxing.
Shop with Facets of Lafayette to Prep for Your Bathroom Remodel
There are a lot of small things you need to buy when doing your bathroom that matter more once combined than you realize.
Visit the Facets of Lafayette showroom in Lafayette, LA, today to speak with one of our Showroom Consultants. We will help you design your dream bathroom by picking out the right faucets, sinks, tubs, showers, and more to make your vision a reality.
Contact us today to make an appointment or with any questions!