Home Remodeling: Eight Smart Tips for Having the Bathroom Remodeled | Washington DC
1. Everything Needs to Arrive
Certain products, such as custom countertops, marble materials or bathroom fixtures are created on an order-only basis. The manufacturers will not make the product until the order comes into the shop. While this creates a unique look to the new bathroom, it requires patience from the customer and the contractor.
2. All Options Need To Be Considered
The customer and contractor need to communicate openly regarding all the options. If the customer is on a tight deadline, the contractor may choose to explore ready-made options. The contractor can help guide the customer through the vast bathroom choices based on the customer's building timeline and personal needs.
3. Shower Storage
The customer and contractor need to plan for shower storage. Many showers only have a small shelf to store product, which does not serve the typical family of four. Eliminate injuries and messes by considering in-the-wall shower storage areas.
4. Make Sure the Underlayment is Removed
This is a very time consuming task, but the old vinyl or flooring needs to go. Since the flooring may stick stubbornly, it's best to rip up the underlayment along with the flooring. Floor removal needs to be discussed with the contractor before the project begins.
5. Accent Tiles Spice It Up
Among the options for tiling are accent tiles. These are typically mosaic or glass, and are usually expensive, which is why they are used as accents. Line the top of the shower walls with these special pieces for a layered look. Be sure the conversation between contractor and customer includes accent pieces.
6. Curved Shower Rods
Have you ever been to a hotel room with a curved shower rod? There's much more space inside the shower. A curved shower rod is a simple, cheaper addition, but certainly one which will make the shower feel bigger.
7. Fix the Toilet
The contractor and customer should discuss the toilet, especially if the floor is to be retiled. The toilet may be raised too high to work properly after the remodel. If the contractor will need any extenders for the toilet, these need to be discussed in the pre-remodel details.
8. Don't Forget the Lighting
While the bathroom is being updated, it's smart to consider an upgraded lighting. Talk about energy saving options, such as LED lighting fixtures. The most common forgotten part of the bathroom remodel is the lighting, so make sure it's reviewed before the remodel.
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