What To Consider When Remodeling Old Bathrooms
Tired of that ugly mustard colored tub and sink yet? If you have an older home with bathrooms that were last contemporary back in the 1970's, remodeling is definitely going to improve things.
However, you can't just go willy-nilly with bathroom remodeling. There are some things to consider in order for the project to turn out right. Let our pros at CHI Contractors give you a little advice about bathroom remodeling. You can have a beautiful new modern bathroom if you make the right choices.
Consider What You Hate & What You Don't
Unless you have very deep pockets, you'll need to figure out what to change and what may not need to change in the bathroom. For instance, if you hate how your bathroom is laid out, the priority for the remodeling project may need to be a new floor plan.
There may be some other ways to cut corners in order to get the layout right. Would changing the tub to a shower work better, then maybe the lighting can stay as it is.
- Write down what you hate & don't hate about the bathroom.
- Figure out what major fixtures need to be replaced.
- Would paint and a new tub or shower do the trick?
Plan For Custom Bathroom Remodeling
That heated towel bar or heated flooring can be yours if you choose the right bathroom remodeling contractor. A general contractor will be able to connect you with quality products at the best prices and can help you plan out the remodeling budget. Custom doesn't have to mean breaking the bank!
The Flooring, How Old Is It?
Bathroom flooring really takes a beating. It has to stand up to a lot of foot traffic and all the moisture present in a bathroom. Go with something durable, sturdy, and waterproof. Consider:
- Sheet laminate
- Stone tile floors
New Lighting Or Just More Glass?
Some bathrooms are dark and dank while others have at least one window. Take a look at the lighting in your bathroom. Does the remodeling plan need to incorporate new lighting?
It's possible that you can create reflective surfaces with glass and mirrors very affordably rather than go with new lighting. Or, you may be able to create a better design for an existing window rather than one that blocks out all the natural light. If you install new lighting, go with LED for energy efficiency.