Your Bathroom Remodel: 5 Things to Consider

Your Bathroom Remodel: 5 Things to Consider

So much goes into the planning of a bathroom redesign. You may begin your project feeling excited, but after a while you’ll feel like you’re drowning in tile, countertops and vanity hardware options. The last thing you want is to finish your bathroom, only to realize that you’ve overlooked a detail.

Designing a bathroom can be daunting if you’ve never been put to the challenge before. To make the process simpler, here are 5 things you should consider as you plan to remodel your bathroom.

Know the cost

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Knowing the cost of your design project doesn’t just mean studying the price per square foot of backsplash. You’ll have to also factor in installation costs and maintenance costs. Do a bit of research, as there are some projects you may be able to take on yourself. Calculate the total cost of the project, and then add an additional 15% to that total. You don’t want to be unprepared for unexpected expenses!

Choose quality

There are hundreds of materials on the market to choose from – you’ll have many options for flooring, countertops, tile and even showers. Take our advice – it’s better to choose quality products. Spending a little bit more today will ensure that you’re not paying thousands of dollars in repair and maintenance costs just a few years from now. Quartz countertops, for example, are durable and will look fresh and updated for as long as you own your home.

Think about ventilation

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If not properly ventilated, your bathroom can become a prime spot for mildew and mold to enter your home. If your bathroom doesn’t currently have a window, consider finding out what it would take to install one. There are many options for low cost windows, including standard panes and frosted glass. You’ll also need to consider installing a ceiling vent if one is not currently present.

Consider your space

When your bathroom is “gutted,” it’s going to look a lot more spacious than it actually may be. You’ll need to know how much space is actually required for appliances. For example, did you know that a standard toilet requires as much as a sixteen square foot space, depending on your building code? That space adds up quickly, and you want to make sure you’ve got room.

You have options

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Whether your bathroom is a small space or a large one, there are options available that will suit your needs. Consider a small bathtub; not all bathtubs are the same size, and choosing a mid-sized tub can help conserve square footage. You can also opt for a pedestal sink as opposed to a standard countertop. Finally, you may choose to install a corner sink or a shower only to maximize the living space in your bathroom.

Your bathroom remodeling project may seem overwhelming when you begin. But with careful planning and with a careful consideration of cost and space, your dream bathroom is only limited by your imagination.

Zenaida Lorenzo
Zenaida Lorenzo
Marketing Director and Sales Enablement Leader at Quartz Master

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