Redoing Your Bathroom This Spring? 5 Planning Tips
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with a new bathroom in your future, but doing a bit of research before you begin can ease your mind, keep costs under control, and ultimately get you the bathroom of your dreams.
We at Maryland Frameless Showers wanted to expound a bit of advice to help you with the planning process:
1. Create a Budget – The majority of homeowners are budget conscious when planning a bathroom, so calculate what you can afford and stick to it. To figure out the best budget for you, consider how long you’ll be living in your space and how much ROI your remodel will yield – according to a 2012 U.S. News & World Report article, investing bathroom remodel returns 62% on average. Also, understand things might go awry, so plan on some financial cushion.
2. Project Length – Inviting construction chaos into your bathroom can mean you’re out of amenities (i.e. toilet, sink and shower) for a few days or weeks. This is particularly inconvenient when a home has less than 2 bathrooms, so plan accordingly!
3. You Design It! – One of the more fun parts of remodeling your bathroom is selecting your specific style. We recommend you make a statement by tiling both your floor and walls, and create a focal point in your bathroom with a frameless shower.
4. Plumbing & Ventilation – Major renovations to your bathroom, especially in older homes, often require updates to existing plumbing and ventilation systems. Exhaust fans control odor, reduce humidity and aerate harmful chemicals from your bathroom. If you plan on repositioning your sink, tub, shower or toilet, you’ll also need to plan on reconfiguring your plumbing infrastructure as well. Don’t get caught off guard!
5. Storage Capabilities – Modern bathrooms with open concepts don’t lend themselves to storage, so make sure you leave a few square feet to stow away bathroom essentials.
Maryland Frameless Showers is a premier provider of decorative hardware and frameless showers. We work with everyone from large contractors, remodelers, customer homebuilders and homeowners around Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. Contact us today to see how we can transform your bathroom.