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Friday, June 16, 2017

Tips to Consider When Remodeling a Bathroom

Before an actual bathroom remodel begins, there is a lot that goes into the decision-making process. It is important to maximize your bathroom space and get the most for your money. Here are some bathroom remodeling tips that can help you along the way.

Test the Tub

There is nothing wrong with getting in an empty tub and testing it before you buy. Getting in the tub will let you know if there is enough room and also introduce you to its comfort level. Most tubs are 60-inches in length, which is usually suitable for residential bathrooms. You will also need to determine your preferred style of tub, stand alone or tub and shower combo, how it will adapt to the space, and if it fits budget.

Choose Floor Durability

Some tile floors, such as stone and marble, come with a higher price tag, although they can be well worth the purchase. Stone tiles are solid, consisting of the same material throughout, and less likely to show signs of wear even in high foot traffic areas. On the other hand, some synthetic tiles are created in layers, which may become a problem over time.

Heating coils can be installed beneath tiles to keep the floor warm in the winter months. Some tiles will fare better than others when combined with heating elements. However, certain types of tile may crack due to rapid and repeated temperature changes or improper coil installation. Wood flooring is also an option but can be more complicate to install and maintain, especially when paired with heating coils. You can discuss these options over the phone or in-person at the Kitchen N Bath Remodeling Charlotte showroom.

Proper Ventilation

This may not be the first thought when remodeling a bathroom, but ventilation is important as it removes humidity, mildew and also prevents slippery floors. Being able to exhaust the air outside is essential to any bathroom and should be strongly considered.

Consider Storage

It is easy to get caught up into choosing sinks, showers, vanities and mirrors, but remember to leave room for storage space. Consider using the space on the upper portion of the wall for shelving or cabinets. There are also plenty of storage racks that fit neatly into tight spots.



Wall Tiles and Accents

Just like flooring, pretty much any type of waterproof surface can go on the walls. The wall choices are similar to that of tile floors and include marble, ceramic, granite and cheaper options like vinyl. However, wall tiles can include more delicate tiles such as porcelain and glass.

Lighting

Bringing the proper light into a bathroom is not easy due to the shadows that are prevalent in those smaller types of rooms. Also, consider the amount of natural light that enters a bathroom when choosing your lighting.

Fixtures

Upgrading bathroom fixtures is not as costly as it may sound. Fixtures can create a custom look and really accentuate your bathroom. Even if your budget is limited, there is a lot of price flexibility when it comes to fixtures.

Kitchen N Bath Visions takes the time to walk every client through the full process of bathroom and kitchen remodeling Charlotte NC. With years of experience in the industry, the team at Kitchen N Bath Visions makes sure every customer has the bathroom they have always wanted.