Frequently stemming from need, remodeling the bathroom is often due to deterioration of surface materials due to excess moisture and use on a daily basis. Others may want to remodel the bathroom to create a more functional space or to achieve the bathroom of their dreams. With bathroom remodeling being an investment, you should make sure it is well-planned and done right. In any case, bathroom remodeling can be a bit of a stressful time. We at Abco Design & Remodeling would like to share some tips for your bathroom remodeling project.
Budget for Bathroom Remodeling Issues
When you decide to renovate the bathroom, there are commonly unexpected circumstances that you should budget for. Along the path of the demolition long-term water exposure that has caused extensive damage is often discovered is one of the most common issues. The water-damaged materials will need to be replaced and the plumbing repaired to make certain the bathroom’s remodel is executed with efficiency. This adds to the initial cost as the contractors cannot see through walls and do not include these situations in the budget. To help maintain your overall budget and keep you from overspending, planning for these types of issues is essential.
Eco-friendly Bathroom Fixtures
The faucets, toilets, and showerheads have become more water efficient in recent years and lights have become more energy efficient as well. There are many products you can take advantage of without sacrificing style to contribute to reducing operating costs and do your share for the environment. A welcomed benefit is saving water.
Updated Home Ventilation System Design
Moisture is one of the top enemy’s homes and especially rooms like the bathroom where moisture is consistent. From the mildew and mold the moisture contributes to, the decay of finishes and painted surfaces among other damage is accelerated. You can eliminate a lot of the moisture that can otherwise damage the remodel with proper ventilation.
Energy Efficient Bathroom Lighting
There are different layers of lighting effects that produce optimal illumination, which is not only practical, but enhances the bathroom’s aesthetics. Ceiling fixtures are basic application for general lighting. To help get ready for the day, having more lighting around the vanity will eliminate the shadows that hinder the process. Additional lights along the medicine cabinet will give you the illumination you want can offer extra light and for shower and toilet areas, a recessed canister light or other options for a dedicated task light. Implement LED lights and dimmer switches for ambiance and energy efficiency.
High Quality Bathroom Remodeling Materials
The natural desire during a bathroom remodeling is to focus on the appearance. With the moisture and constant daily use as previously noted, the abuse takes its toll. For the backsplashes, floors, shower and tub area, countertops, cabinets and other surfaces, consider individually the type of material you use. Without sacrificing the right defense, the raw materials with endless amount of options available, you can find something that fits your tastes.