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Bathroom Remodel

Remodeling your bathroom can provide you and your family a personal oasis while also increasing the resale value of your home.

Here are 10 tips for you to think about when designing your new bathroom for maximum impact:

  1. Plan for longevity. Write your wish list for your bathroom, price it, and hire a professional to help you put your dream on paper.
  2. Save money on plumbing. Place new water-using fixtures near established plumbing lines to save you money.
  3. Light up your life. Good lighting is a must at the vanity. Consider lighting over the toilet and sink areas, too.
  4. Don’t forget to ventilate. Bathroom ventilation is a must to remove humidity. Make sure that the ventilating system takes the humidity outside. If it ends in the attic, you risk mold damage to your ceiling joists.
  5. Wall spaces make great storage. Consider adding freestanding shelves on unused wall space or a slide-out tray in your vanity to store items.
  6. Keep it in neutral. When you add new flooring, vanities, toilets, tubs, and showers, keep the colors neutral.
  7. Heat your feet. Consider heated ceramic tiles to keep your feet warm when you get out of the shower or while you’re brushing your teeth.
  8. Go curbless. One study showed that 60% of people surveyed prefer showers that you can walk right into. Why? It’s safe, trendy, and easy to clean.
  9. Upgrade your toilet and sink. Consider investing in touchless faucets and high-efficiency, dual-flush toilets to save water and money.
  10. Don’t forget resale value. Adding a vanity in sea-green blue won’t sell as well as one in cream or gray-blue.

Are you ready for a new bath in 2016? Then call us at 610.649.8080

Sources:
Riha, John. “7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling,” HouseLogic.com.
Ibid. “7 Things to Know When Considering Adding a Bathroom,” Infographic: HouseLogic.com.
Ibid. “Love Your Bathroom Forever,” HouseLogic.com.