It doesn’t matter what size of home you live in, you have at least one bathroom and sometimes two or three. Oftentimes, the bathroom gets overlooked when remodeling or decorating. It is too easy to simply hang up a new shower curtain or bring in some new towels. Many people feel that making improvements on the bathroom is too time consuming or too expensive. That does not have to be the case. Here is some advice for making your bathroom the best it can be.
Before you make any plans to re-do your bathroom, you will want to look at your current bathroom and determine why you feel it needs some work. Perhaps your bathroom is functional, but it looks out of date. Old tile, or odd colored toilets or bathtubs can also add to your outdated look. Maybe your bathroom looks modern, but it is not functional. Perhaps you find that you need more cabinet space or more storage. If you have a very small bathroom, then making it seem bigger and more spacious may be important to you. You will want to use every inch wisely. When you pinpoint exactly what you need out of your bathroom, it will make your job easier.
The next thing you will want to do is to go shopping for ideas. Visit your local home improvement store and check out the latest styles. Find out what you like and begin looking at prices. You might even look through home decorating ideas and clip pictures that you like. Put them in a notebook for easy reference. Save those and then when you shop, it will be easier to find what you want for your own bathroom.
Many people are do-it-yourselfers and if this sounds like you, then you can potentially save hundreds of dollars. If you are handy with tools, then may very well be able to install a new sink or countertops. If you are not good with tools, then hiring a contractor may be the only way to go. In that case, find one that comes highly recommended and check up on references. Before you hire a contractor, make sure the company knows what is expected of them and knows exactly what you want. Communicate your ideas in the very beginning. Also, get the prices in writing so that you won’t be surprised in the end.
Remodeling your existing bathroom does not have to turn into a major home improvement chore Like replacing old windows with new. Take some time to shop around for new plumbing, counters and even cabinets. Know what you want and need before you start and you will find that this job is much easier. You are well on your way to the new bathroom of your dreams