Things to Think About Before You Remodel Your Bathroom

Alright. You know you’re going to do it. It’s time to remodel your bathroom. You’re tired of waking up every day, walking inside the bathroom, and sighing. And not just because you had to get out of bed. But because you’re tired of the poor lighting, the dingy shower, the cramped space. Time to change!

But before you go rushing into hiring your contractor, you should consider a few points first. Getting caught up in the excitement of what you want to plan for your remodel is fun, and there’s nothing wrong with it. You just need to blend the practical points with all the fun, and then you’ll be all set to start enjoying your bathroom as soon as possible.

Think about Shower Floors before a bathroom remodel

If you’re redoing your shower, you’ll want to think about the kind of tile you’re going to set down before you get going. Smaller tiles are usually the norm, but can also make a bathroom appear smaller. Getting large tiles will make your space look bigger, but provide less traction than small tiles do. If you want your bathroom to look more textured, smaller tiles are the way to go. Larger tiles tend to lend themselves to minimalism.

Think about Storage Space before a bathroom remodel

One of the main issues you might be having with your bathroom is the storage space. This is an important thing to let the designer know. You can install storage drawers where there was no storage before. You can also cut out drawers around plumbing and add them for extra space as well. If you tell your contractor that you’re looking to make more space, they can work on a plan for more storage. 

Decide on a Shower or Tub or both before a bathroom remodel

Ask yourself how many baths you’ve taken in the past year, and be honest with yourself. If you have gone over a month at times without taking a bath, you might want to consider having a shower-only bathroom to be able to use the space for other areas of your bathroom. Keep the future buyer of your home in mind if you plan on selling, though. A bath can increase the value of your house.

Think about Plumbing needs before a bathroom remodel

A typical home’s plumbing uses 1.5-inch pipes. If you’re remodeling your bathroom, talk to your contractor about expanding to two-inch drains. When you expand your drain size, you will avoid drain clogs much more easily than before. The cost to upgrade is minimal but will make your life much easier.

Think about Lighting needs before a bathroom remodel

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: lighting is perhaps the most important part of making your bathroom look good. Think about adding recessed lighting in your bathroom. That way, it will fit in spaces you might not have thought you could add lighting. Another easy fix to your lighting problem is adding light fixtures to either side of your vanity mirror. Lighting should be both functional and aesthetic, so ask your contractor the best way to achieve both. Want to see it all?  Check out our Bathroom Project Gallery for all the bathroom remodel ideas you need. 

We’re waiting for you to call us at Reico Kitchen & Bath so that we can share in the excitement of your bathroom remodel. Even if you’re still not sure about some points of your remodel, we can help you step by step to get where you need to be. We’ll help you with our knowledge of thousands of design ideas to get just what you need for your bathroom. Stop waking up to a bathroom you don’t like and call us today.

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