Styling Your Space
Tired of Looking at Your Ugly Bath?
In order for your bathroom remodeling project to be a success you first and foremost must have some sort of guide or redecorating plan. Break your reconstruction down into manageable steps by first making a list of what you want fixed and what you want to replace.[Read More...]
Determine What You Want
Creating a checklist can help you determine if your ideas are doable and how much of an upgrade you can really afford. Next make a visual floor plan either using graph paper or a 3D remodeling software program. The benefits of using a computer program over a standard hand drawing is that it allows you to quickly make changes to your design on the fly.
Taking Matters into Your own Hands
Do-it-yourself home remodeling seems to be shaping up to become an emerging trend in home renovations as everyone it trying to save a buck. A good tip is to consult with your local building authorities to make sure all your ideas comply with modern building codes.
Know Your Limits
You can usually get away with doing most of the preliminary grunt work yourself but there comes a time when it would be in your best interest especially if you are performing a full overhaul to call in a qualified home improvement expert.
Hire the Right Professional
This could include a professional remodeler, designer or architect, an electrician, plumber, carpenter, professional tiler and perhaps even a “general contractor” to coordinate the many tasks needed to get the job done.
Protect Yourself and Your Investment
The two main areas that the everyday homeowner needs help with are usually plumbing and wiring when laying out a room. Hiring a professional remodeler could help you save on your costs because you won’t have to do the alterations two or three times to get it correct. Also this will reduce any liability on your part if anything goes awry.
Plan for Long Term Sustainability
Just remember before starting any alterations, it’s easier to organize your redecoration goals before shopping for materials. After all, the bathroom is one of the most used areas in your home, so you want to make sure that what ever design you come up with you will be happy with the results for a very long time. Lavatory remodels don’t happen very often so don’t be afraid to be bold with your ideas, just be practical.
Inject Some of Your Personality
A bathroom remodel can be an exciting way to modernize not only the look of your bathroom but can also create freshness to your home decor. When using inspirational photos, its all right to follow or even build on the new remodeling trends as long as you are comfortable with them, just don’t forget to inject your own individuality into the production.
Optimize Your Budget and Space
Also remember you don’t have to replace everything, refinishing surfaces such as your tub can save you hundreds of dollars and the result will look just as good. In retrospect, you could also purchase a combination unit such as a shower that also acts as a steam room to save on usable space when you spruce up the room.
Revel in the Fruits of Your Efforts
The good thing about embarking on a bathroom remodeling project is that it will increase the value of your home, and just as important, you will be able to recoup approximately eighty percent of the initial cost when you sell your house. In the mean time you might as well enjoy the long term benefits of your home improvement investment you have made since you will be using the facility everyday.
If in Doubt Seek Creative Help
Creating the perfect space is a process so carefully plan what you want to do and keep it within your remodeling budget. Be creative and experiment with your ideas until you are happy and don’t be afraid to hire an interior decorator because he/she knows the renovation best practices and can even save you some hard earned money and headache in the long run.
Let your washroom remodel be an extension of your personality and style and you will have created a bath that is not only functional but a beautiful place to wake up to every morning.