Before you remodel your bathroom, make a checklist of major and minor problems and keep notes of the features you dislike and like the most. This way, when it comes time to sit down with a qualified designer, they'll know exactly how to suit your needs, taste and style. Start off by thinking about the following important details in your kitchen and how you'd like to either change or keep them in your remodeled room.
Ok, you know your bathroom needs remodeling, but you still don't know where to begin! It may seem like the list of things-to-do is endless, but don't worry, just follow the steps below and take our advice. You'll be on your way in no time!
◊ What is the main purpose of remodeling your room? To add extra space, upgrade the bathroom, make changes for health reasons, or just to improve your living space
◊ What are your options? Is there room to expand into the back/front yard or is there enough room to redesign using the existing floor space?
◊ What are your priorities? Figure out what you what to change the most, and what can you keep or just update
◊ Get input from all members of your household - find out their needs and wants
◊ Consider short-term and long-term implications of your renovation decisions (Will you have more/any children, how long you plan to live in this house, will your choices increase/decrease its resale value?)
◊ and books to get an idea of the 'look' you want & Make a clip book of all the pictures and ideas that represent your taste and style
◊ Watch related television shows and record episodes you particularly like
◊ Visit home shows and manufacturer/supplier showrooms
◊ Talk to relatives, friends and co-workers that have renovated. What have they learned, what would they recommend
◊ Break down your priorities and figure out what you are willing to spend the most money on
◊ What's the total amount you are willing to spend?
◊ How much can/are you willing to borrow?
Update an existing 5-by-7-foot bathroom that is at least 25 years old. Replace all fixtures to include 30-by-60-inch porcelain-on-steel tub with 4-by-4 ceramic tile surround; new single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced shower control; standard white toilet; solid-surface vanity counter with integral double sink; recessed medicine cabinet with light; ceramic tile floor; vinyl wallpaper.
Project description Expand an existing 5-by-7-foot bathroom to 9 by 9 feet within existing house footprint. Add another window bringing total glazing area to 30 square feet. Relocate and replace tub with custom 4-by-6-foot dual shower with top-of-line fittings and full-body-wash shower wall, tile and glass block surround, glass door. Relocate toilet into a partitioned area and replace it with a one-piece color unit. Add bidet. Add medium-range stone tops in custom vanity cabinet with twin designer undermount sinks; polished nickel faucets. Add linen/towel storage closet. Ceramic tile floor, papered walls, hardwood trim. Add general and spot lighting and a humidistat-controlled exhaust fan.
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