Planning the perfect bathroom:
The bathroom can be the most coveted room in the house for a number of reasons. It is the keeper of the throne, a place of sanctuary, and for some; the only place to find a good read. Through the years bathrooms have been known by a number of names: the outhouse, the can, john, loo, the head, the privy, water-closet, ensuite, bathroom, washroom, powder-room, facility, lavatory, bath-house, wash-house, restroom - but whatever it is called in any home, a bathroom should be inviting and well appointed. If it's not, maybe it's time to plan for an upgrade to the plumbing, bathroom renovation or remodel. Planning a bathroom renovation or remodel or plumbing upgrade for one or more bathrooms can be a simple change or a more complex overhaul of the entire room. You have to ask yourself:
• Are the bathrooms functional for the household needs?
• Does the bathroom vanity, sink, toilet, bathtub or shower need restoring or replacing?
• Does the plumbing need upgrading?
• Does the bathroom renovation include new flooring?
• How much money can I spend on plumbing and bathroom renovation?
When planning your bathroom or bathrooms renovation or remodel or plumbing upgrade, it's a good idea to decide on the placement of fixtures - are you leaving the same footprint or do you want to change where the vanity, toilet and tub sit? In an existing home, the latter could be expensive as existing plumbing is affected, but changing the bathroom around may give you more functional space. If you are adding more bathrooms, plumbing becomes a major consideration.
• Does the plumbing already exist?
• Are you adding plumbing for the bathroom renovation?
• Does the bathroom renovation include moving existing plumbing?
A bathroom renovation can also include spa-like luxuries such as a whirlpool tub, multiple showerheads or shower sprays, heating lamps, in-floor heating and heated towel bars. Some bathroom renovations even include unconventional items like a stereo system or television. Personal taste and needs can define how far you want to take your own bathroom renovation.
Bathroom renovations is also a great time to consider how to save water (and money) in your bathroom by choosing water efficient toilets and facets. There are a number of options in toilet choices that allow you to save with every flush. Don't forget the water savings in the shower by considering a water efficient showerhead.
Are you considering making your bathroom larger by using an adjoining room, hall or closet? I can help you plan the space you need. When you improve, upgrade, remodel or undertake bathroom renovations it is a home improvement project in that upgrades to the bathroom design are excellent selling features. The money you invest in home improvement is not wasted and remodeling the bathroom is a great investment. Bathroom renovations are one of the most common home improvement projects that are undertaken by homeowners. Bathroom renovations can be as complex as enlarging the room and a simple update like replacing the flooring, or bathroom taps. Home improvement shows on TV may make it seem easy, but some bathroom remodeling projects become construction nightmares if you are unsure about what you are doing.