For instance, if you install the toilet and then decide that you want to move it 3 feet to the left, you're looking at another grand to do so. So, lay out some firm bathroom design plans--before you call up the contractor or tradesmen.
For example, a frameless glass shower is a nice thing. It is very solid and attractive, and it dresses up your room a little bit more than other types of shower stalls. However, frameless glass showers are exorbitantly more expensive than framed glass showers or other shower stall units. You may need to do some real soul-searching to decide if things like frameless shower stalls, granite counters, marble floors, solid wood cabinetry, and designer paint are really necessary.
Can You Fix Rather Than Replace?Everything tends to be a little bit harder when you are remodeling a bathroom. For one thing, bathrooms are embedded deeper into the house than other rooms, making it harder to extract demolished materials. Along the same lines, it is that much harder to bring new building materials into the house. And youâre often doing this through rooms that you are trying to keep clean.
Because bathrooms tend to have miniscule or no windows at all, that pretty much rules out moving materials through windows. Certainly, this is not a dealbreaker, but it's just one more thing that makes bathroom remodeling a little bit harder.
So, if you can keep things in place and improve them, so much the better. Ways you can do this include: refinishing your bathtub or shower; making do with the current layout and arrangement of services; refacing or repainting cabinetry.
Put Ventilation at the Top of Your Priority ListAdmittedly, ventilation isnât a sexy topic. But poor ventilation has a domino effect: it can cause pervasive mold or mildew that can ruin other, good remodeling work you have done. Today's ventilation fans are a vast improvement over old ones... quieter, more powerful, and more effective. Heat lamps are another way to reduce moisture in your bathroom. bathroom flooring.
Laminate flooring isn't so great in the bathroom, whereas ceramic tile and sheet vinyl excel. If you think you deserve better than sheet vinyl, cogitate on it for a few days while comparing prices with that Tuscan marble you have been eyeing. Vinyl may start to look good after awhile. Also, a lot of these high and flooring materials require maintenance that the low-end materials don't have. Any kind of stone in the bathroom will need to come pre-sealed, or be sealed by you. Not only that, but they will need occasional resealing in order to keep moisture from permeating into the surface of the stone.
Despite what they say about âvinyl is final,â it isnât. When you win the lottery, you can easily rip out the vinyl and replace it with that solid gold flooring youâve had your heart set on.calling in the professional bathroom remodelers.