Anytime you decide to remodel a space in your home you are filled with emotions that range from stress to excitement. A lot of time and money will go into the job. When hiring a contractor to remodel your homes bathroom there are a few things to keep in mind that allow the job to go smoother. The smoother the job, the less delays and the fewer days you are without a bathroom. Take the tips below into consideration when you decide to take the leap into having your bathroom remodeled.
First things first, it is important that you meet with your bathroom contractor before you start ordering anything. This is important for a few reasons. First they may be able to get a discount on supplies that you need for your space. Second they will help you to understand the different options you have as far as using the space that you have. A large spa tub may be what you want however if it takes away from other essential items in the space a contractor make help you to decide on a smaller space efficient option.
Once you have met with the contractor and you are sure of the details within the project begin the process of ordering the supplies you will need. Have everything in hand before the project starts. This is especially true when redoing a bathroom. Special orders take time to get in. When you order something they may give you a time of reference. Don’t count on this date for anything as you will be disappointed. Before you start the bathroom renovation you will want all the needed tile, fixtures, bathroom cabinetry and so forth. No surprise is a good surprise when it comes to redoing a space as important as your homes bathroom.
When you are considering what to order for the space don’t rule any option out until you have had a moment to think about it. Perhaps it may not be what you initially envisioned but after some time and seeing the design on bathroom software that your contractor has available it may become an option. The best advice is to stay open to the ideas of others especially professionals who have remodeled many bathroom spaces similar to yours over the years. They know what has and has not worked in the past.
A complaint that has been heard over and over for years by bathroom contractors is the lack of storage not only in the cabinets and linen closet but the shower as well. Plan your shower space to accommodate anything and everything you may need. Built in shelving is a brilliant option in shower spaces today. Alleviate the hassle of shower caddy’s and soap dishes with built in cubbies to all your showering needs.
Every detail counts right down to the shower curtain rod. A new option in shower rods is a curved rod. This may not seem like that big of a deal however using a curved shower rod gives you a surprising amount of extra space in the shower without taking away valuable floor space. They attach right to the wall using screws. You will never have to worry about pulling the shower curtain off the wall with those cheap tension rods again.
Add lighting and other extra features that will be important as you age. Bathrooms are the number one space in the home for accidents to occur. Add in safety features while remodeling. They will add to the value of your home as well as benefit your aging body. Little upgrades that cost mere pennies more now during the remodel can be game changers later on. Consider safety bars, upgraded lights and a taller toilet.
When it comes to your bathroom or remodeling any room in your house for that matter always consider what you want, the practicality and advice from the professionals. This is a sure fire way to get exactly what you want and need every time during home improvements.