The most fruitful bathroom renovation results from pre-planning. While your contractor does the work of planning the actual construction, you conceive of the bathroom you desire. Making all the decisions in advance frees your contractor to accomplish the work quickly for you. Planning your bathroom remodel starts with your goal for the bathroom.
Determine which area of the room you want as a focal point and what you want to improve. Typical options include:
Setting your bathroom goal anchors your project planning and provides a starting point for detailed planning. It also determines whether you will remodel, which means changing what you already have without rebuilding or renovate, which requires replacing major items or building new walls or areas. Resurfacing a bathtub falls under remodeling, but replacing a shower with a bathtub falls under renovation.
Use your goal to drill down on the design details of that area of the room. Decide on the flooring, wall coverings, fixtures, etc. Ask yourself the following questions:
In this planning step, explore available options by reading home design magazines and visiting home improvement stores. Determine the specific features you want in your bathroom storage and cabinetry.
Now that you set a goal and developed it, your home improvement store exploration fuels finding the solutions. Visit bathroom fixture shops and tile stores, too. These retail wonders let you touch and feel each option and offer knowledgeable salespeople who can help you locate fixtures that solve space or utility problems. This step helps you clarify bathroom renovation goals.
Be careful when perusing Internet websites on design because many of them use European designs. That can make it tough to find the right fixtures since they may not offer them in the United States. During your store visits, grab samples and paint chips to show your future contractor.
How long a bathroom update takes depends on the amount of work to do and the number of plumbing changes. Typically, a full bathroom renovation requires four weeks of daily, full-time work to complete. By planning all of the details, you can help your general contractor get the job done faster. Contact Georgia In-Home Services today to get started on your bathroom renovation project.
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The design in a bathroom must have balance. To create balance, you must create contrast. Contrast is a characteristic that makes a design pop. For example, if you have a small shower, you can create contrast by incorporating large tiles against it on the walls. This design aspect will create a wonderful illustration for a good reason. Large tiles have fewer grout lines, and this effect makes a wall appear as if it's one unified surface area.
If your top priority is safety, we recommend small floor tiles with plenty of grout lines. In this scenario, the grout lines will serve as a source of traction. Grout is able to produce traction because it's a gritty substance, so if you have enough of it, you'll less likely slip and fall.
Having plenty of grout is not the only way to stay safe in a shower. Although it helps, proper safety starts with proper tiles. When it comes to safe tiles, we highly recommend porcelain or natural stone tiles with a slip-resistant coating. Avoid glass tiles and glazed tiles as they can become quite slippery after a long shower.
Speaking of grout, there are a few options to choose from. However, if you pick the wrong color, this could lead to more maintenance. If frequent maintenance is a concern, we recommend a dark-colored grout. A dark grout will hide dirt and grime better than a light grout, so you will not have to clean it very often.
The ultimate goal is to build a bathroom that will last for decades. To achieve this, you'll need to invest in high-quality tiles. There are two tiles that fit this mold. Our top picks are natural stone tiles and porcelain tiles. In the stone category, you can't go wrong with marble, limestone, or granite. Porcelain is heavier than stone, so it's a more durable material.
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