Thinking about remodeling your bathroom? With the holidays coming up (and family probably visiting), now is the perfect time. However, you may not be sure where to start. If that’s the case, check out these 10 tips for the project. And if you have any other questions, feel free to give us a call.
1. Create a budget.
The first and foremost thing you should do before renovating your bathroom is establish a budget. There’s always the chance of a renovation bringing surprises, and it’s better to be prepared than to spend more than you want to.
2. Go green.
When you choose to go green, the environment won’t be the only thing that benefits from it - you will too. Environmentally friendly products not only look great, but they perform well, are better for your health, and can save you money on your water and energy bills.
3. Don’t try to do everything yourself.
You may be a handy person, but if you’re unfamiliar with any stage of a bathroom renovation, don’t try to do it yourself; you could end up causing more harm than good. Instead, trust the job to a bath solutions expert at P.J. Fitzpatrick.
4. Keep your plumbing
While you may be tempted to swap your sink and your toilet, you’ll save a lot of money if you just keep them where they are. Moving plumbing fixtures can not only be a hassle, but can quickly add up in cost.
5. Call us for your shower or tub replacement.
At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we can replace your shower or bathtub (or convert your tub to a shower) in just one day! You won’t have to come home to a mess of a bathroom for days on end. Plus, our bathtubs and showers are made from crack-resistant, mold-resistant, long-lasting materials.
6. Don’t forget your lighting.
You don’t want to end up with a completely renovated bathroom paired with outdated lighting fixtures. Save the lighting task for last so you can get a feel for your new bathroom. Then, consider all your options, including ambient lighting, accent lighting, vanity lighting, and more.
7. Try vertical storage.
Bathrooms usually aren’t the biggest rooms in your home, so take advantage of the smaller space you have and try some vertical storage options. You’ll use your space more wisely and open up your bathroom so it looks larger than it is.
8. Pick one or two things to splurge on.
When planning out your budget, pick just one or two areas that are most important to you and spend a little extra money there. Maybe you’ve always wanted a certain style sink, or you’ve dreamed of a walk-in shower. Whatever you pick, you’ll be happy every time you step into your bathroom.
9. Choose a durable floor.
You’ll want to choose a floor that’s impervious to water and long-lasting. Ceramic, stone, and marble floors are all great for durability, but can get a little slippery when wet, so consider your options.
10. Find a bold mirror.
If your bathtub or sink isn’t the bathroom pieces that makes a statement, find a bold mirror to add some pizzazz. Mirrors will also make your bathroom look larger, so don’t be afraid to experiment.