The Dos & Don’ts of a Bathroom Remodel
A bathroom remodel can provide you with many years of pleasure and comfort. But, don’t hire just anyone to complete this complex job. Consider that your bathroom has several key elements precisely arranged within a relatively tight footprint, not to mention the potential for water leaks in numerous spots. For these reasons and others, large-scale bathroom improvements are best left to a professional.
In addition to partnering with an experienced bathroom remodeler, here are some dos and don’ts that can help you achieve the result you’re looking for:
Do Invest in the Shower
In recent years, the popularity of beautiful but impractical Roman tubs has waned, mainly because most homeowners rarely—if ever—bathe in them. Instead, consider using the space currently occupied by your tub to create a luxurious walk-in shower that you will use and enjoy every single day. What’s more, a large, low-threshold shower stall with built-in seating and handy grab bars offers easy access and universal use, which are important considerations if you would like to enhance the safety of your bathroom in order to age in place.
Don’t Forget About Water Usage
Modern bathroom fixtures are much more water-efficient than their counterparts of yesteryear. But, a fully tricked-out shower with body sprays, multiple showerheads, and steam generators can potentially increase your water usage. Additionally, your bathroom’s existing drain and plumbing lines—as well as your water heater—might require an upgrade as well.
Do Make Room on the Vanity
While the “his-and-hers” double-sink configuration was all the rage in the past, many of today’s homeowners find that it makes more sense to have a single sink with more counter space. After all, grooming is your main task at the vanity, so it’s convenient to have plenty of surface area to put things down. This also eliminates the expenses associated with installing a second sink and faucet during a bathroom remodel.
Don’t Choose Impractical Materials
There’s no question that a bathroom’s surfaces contribute to its overall aesthetic. But, they also sustain a considerable amount of daily wear and tear. A perennial favorite among homeowners is tile, which looks great initially but tends to lose its luster over time as its grout inevitably breaks down. BathWraps acrylic is an excellent alternative. This state-of-the-art material won’t ever crack or fade. It also features Silver Shield™ antimicrobial protection to inhibit mold and mildew growth and is a breeze to clean and keep looking like new.
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