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A bathroom remodel will not only spruce up your home, it may well return 70% or more of the money invested by increasing its value. If your bathroom needs rejuvenation, you first need to consider several important matters, such as settling on a budget, selecting the features you desire and locating a contractor. Any remodeling project can be a stressful endeavor as well as costly, so best to plan your approach in advance of beginning the project.
Cost and return – In setting a budget there are a few things to consider. Must have versus would like to have! Sometimes it's in the design, weighing your return on a renovation project, while striving to have the features you desire in the newly renovated room. Generally speaking, simple upgrades are more financially responsible and with the desired outcome.
Discovering your style - Peruse magazine articles, home improvement stores or model homes for ideas. Think outside the box when it comes to bathroom vanities for instance an attractive piece of furniture such as an antique dresser or a sofa table can make the perfect vanity. If storage is needed maybe a bookcase with glass doors or angled display ladder or a chest.
Practical matters - Balance your ideal solutions to lighting or plumbing needs with practical limitations. Evaluate the need for lighting under different situations, as in day time versus night time use. Completely relocating a bathrooms plumbing is not usually a practical solution but may have to be considered if turning the tub 90 degrees improves accessibility. While upgrading it's a good time to address long term considerations too. Safety bars in various bathroom locations if you're getting older or if you often have older visitors. A widened entry may also be appropriate. These added features are often what buyer's are looking for too.
Begin building – Often times remodeling work can be completed by the homeowner such as installing new lights, toilets, sinks, countertops and even flooring, but it is advisable to leave the more complicated jobs to professionals. It is important to hire a contractor who is on the same wavelength as you. Interview and ask for references and then follow up on those references. It could save not only some heart ache but money as well. Happy renovating..
If you are looking for more information on planning the best bathroom remodel, check out the book "A Better Bathroom" by Kip Koehler available for the Kindle $2.99 on Amazon.