Home appraisers, general contractors, real estate professionals, and contractors know that the fastest way to build equity in your home is to have an up to date bathroom. A bathroom renovation or remodel will cost less than you think and will make you smile every time you step through the door.
For many homeowners, the bathroom is just a necessity that has to be in our home. In fact, usually all homes have at least 2, sometimes even 3 or 4 bathrooms. Bathrooms are usually the most used room found in our homes and yet many times they are the last one to be considered when your home needs updating.
To get the most value from your home improvement project remodel your master bathroom and add as many modern features and conveniences as you have space for. The goal would be to get the 5 piece suite in your renovated master bathroom suite which consists of a large shower, soaking tub, his and hers sinks, and the commode.
Taking out a wall can create more open space and adding a window or skylight allowing in natural light will create a more open feel. If you add windows make sure you budget for blinds or other window treatments, you want to make sure to protect your privacy.
When expanding the square footage and available space in your bathroom consider your storage needs. Most bathrooms don’t have enough storage so plan wisely. Look to your contractor to help you utilize the walls, odd spaces, and other places they will know to add storage. You can add cabinets, drawers, shelves and even carts for storage in your new bathroom.
Flooring is another important consideration when planning your bathroom remodel. Carpet, vinyl, wood, or tile are the common types of flooring used. If you don’t like cold feet don’t get tile but it is an attractive floor covering. Carpet is warmer on the feet but can mildew in bathrooms as continual exposure to water and humidity is tough on carpets.
Light fixtures and faucets are important finishing touches that you want to select personally. Contractors and designers can advise you but make sure you select to fixtures you want as they will set off the room every time you walk in.
The most important part of your bathroom remodeling project is to have a plan. Books and magazines are great resources to gain ideas but make sure you contact a professional contractor not just to complete your project but to give you ideas and help with you with design. Many general contractors have experience with hundreds and even thousands of remodels and they are aware of the most current trends and products available on the market.
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Key Hiring Tips
Hiring a contractor is an important decision so it is best to get all the information you can on each company. This includes checking references, insurance and licensing information. On a larger project a designer or architect is required in order to get the permits. Smaller projects still require a plan and the job will turn out great with the a little organization.