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Tips For Remodeling Your Bathroom

Are you planning on remodeling your bathroom but you’re not quite sure where to begin? Here are a few points to keep in mind to ensure that your project is a success!

The best way to begin almost any remodeling project is to start by considering your budget. Your budget is going to have a large impact on the type of materials that you use for your renovation. It will also help you to create the boundaries of your overall plan. Understanding what you will be able to afford will make it much easier for you to determine which elements you want to keep and replace in your bathroom design. It will also challenge you to get more creative with the elements that you want to keep and update.

If you’re seeking to save some money on the project overall, you might want to think about refinishing some of the existing elements. You can refinish your tile, sink, shower, and bathtub. When you refinish these items, you will pay a small fraction compared to what you would pay if you had completely replaced them instead. Sometimes it can be as low as 10 percent of the actual cost.

Be honest with yourself about your DIY skills. Think about the projects that you would be able to handle completely on your own without any problems and then consider the projects which you know you will absolutely need help with. If you don’t have enough experience with a certain project to get the results that you need for remodeling your bathroom, it’s a good hint that you should leave those jobs up to a professional contractor instead. This way, you won’t risk messing up the project, losing money, or encountering unexpected problems.

The decision to go green is very important! Green products are known for having an ideal design and being able to function better. They lower the utility bills and are also better for your health in most cases. Taking an eco-friendly approach to your remodeling project can have a positive impact on your results and your entire household.

If you really want to give certain areas of your bathroom a new look, experiment with the lighting. Most people underestimate the power that lighting can have; sometimes it can completely change the style and ambiance of the room itself. The more that you experiment with different lighting sources and styles of lighting, the more you will be able to create something unique.

Don’t forget about the importance of ventilation. If your bathroom is not properly ventilated, you’re going to have a lot of problems. Most homeowners don’t know how to handle bathroom ventilation properly; you should install a vent fan of suitable CFMs for the square footage of your bathroom. If you need assistance with this or you would like to have it handled by someone who has training in this knowledge, you might want to discuss the ventilation concerns with your contractor.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.