9 Must-Know Bathroom Remodeling Tips

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Are you feeling uneasy every time you’re using your toilet or shower? This only means it’s time that you consider doing your budget bathroom remodeling this year. 

This life-changing project isn’t easy, yet we’re sharing the best bathroom remodeling tips to make it smooth and easy for you. Likewise, you can visit our showroom to get some bathroom remodeling ideas you can implement in your project. 

Additionally, our professionals can help you tie up these tips and your preferences in achieving your dream bathroom remodel

Here are the 9 must-know tips for your bathroom renovation:

#1 Talk To Everyone Using the Bathroom

To achieve a holistic result for renovating your bathroom, you need to ask the opinion of the other family members inside the house. Gather all their suggestions, make a list, and share that with your bathroom contractors

A seasoned bathroom remodeling company like Fairfax Kitchen and Bath can effortlessly adjust to your preferences so that your bathroom makeovers are worthwhile.

#2 Finalize Your Layout and Budget

The layout of your bathroom dictates its function and aesthetics, so you need to carefully plan for that. Basically, there are six layouts for you to choose from, which include the following:

  • Half bath or Powder Room: This one is intended for your guests, and it has the basic things: vanity, mirror, toilet, and sink. 
  • Separate Shower area: If your powder room is already there, and you want to save on cost, then constructing a shower room is most feasible.
  • Three quarter bath: This is slightly larger than a half bath since it can accommodate a shower area plus all those amenities in a powder room.
  • Master bathroom: It’s very spacious and it can hold two vanities, a tub, and a shower area. 
  • Adjoining baths: If you have a large family size, then this layout is ideal for you. It has a separate toilet area alongside your three quarter bath.
  • Bathroom with laundry area: This layout is suitable for condos and apartments, where we can install a laundry area inside your bathroom.

We’re done with the layouts, now let’s move forward with the average cost to renovate a bathroom. Generally, to remodel bathrooms on a mid-range level, it’ll cost around $16,000 to $25,000 for both materials and labor. 

However, if you’ll be moving some pipes and electrical wiring, then your cost can skyrocket to $30,000+.

#3 What Bathroom Type Do You Want?

Besides determining the layout, you also need to consider what bathroom type you want to have today. Basically, you have three options:

  • Powder room
  • Standard bathroom
  • Wet bathroom 

Typically, you can have all these types inside your house, and we recommend that you have a half bath for your guests, so you can keep the privacy of your master bathroom.

Among these types, you’ll need a contractor for your wet bathroom since waterproofing needs to be perfectly done. Most homeowners opt for this type since you’ll have no more problems with moisture and water.

#4 Do You Want A Tub or A Shower?

Before you decide, you need to reflect on how many times you take a full bath and a shower. If you frequently do full baths, then installing or keeping your bathtub is ideal.

On the other hand, if you’re always on the go, then having a shower is great since you can quickly rinse off dirt and sweat. 

Conversely, you can also have both worlds since they serve different purposes. Likewise, you have the flexible option of whether to take a bath or just a quick shower.

#5 Let There Be Light!

If you want to keep the airy and clean feeling in your bathroom, then ensuring there’s proper lighting is essential. You have two options for this: natural and artificial lighting. 

We can install a small window in your bathroom that allows natural light to come in, at the same time, letting moisture come out. Our staff usually install one above your shower area since it’s where moisture content is most high. 

Conversely, LED lightings are the most practical for we can readily customize them based on your preference. We can install them underneath your vanity mirror and wall-hang cabinets. 

Also, having recessed lighting which can be remotely controlled adds beauty and drama to your spa retreat bathroom space. 

#6 Windows and Active Exhaust

Moisture is one of the biggest problems all homeowners face when it comes to cleaning and maintaining their bathrooms. If you don’t control this, then it can support the growth of molds in your tiles and grouts.

To avoid this, we can install an active exhaust system for your bathroom remodeling. Conversely, we can also install a small window or vent on top of your shower area to let moisture go outside.

#7 Choose the Right Materials

If you’re working alone in renovating your bathroom, then picking the right products and materials can be tedious. To make that easier for you, then you can hire a remodeling contractor since they have the expertise and supplies for all bathroom fixtures you’ll need.

Here are some of the common products you need to have for your budget bathroom redo:

  • Vanity with tops
  • Vanity cabinets
  • Sink and faucet
  • Showerhead
  • Tub
  • Backsplash
  • Tiles
  • Waterproofing chemicals

#8 Consider Having Luxurious Amenities

Besides the basic things you need to have, there are additional features you can install for your modern or classic bathroom renovation. These added functionalities boost your spa retreat experience when you’re taking a bath.

  • Under the floor heating system
  • Heated towel rail
  • Recessed storage compartments
  • Shower bench
  • Remote controlled lighting 

#9 Multiple Showerheads

If you’re an avid fan of showers, then you’ll love having various Showerhead types since it enhances the function of your bathroom makeover. Some of the common showerhead types are handheld, power body sprayers, waterfall, overhead, wall-mounted, and more. 

Alongside this, you also need to properly choose the right shower trim, valves, and thermostat for controlling water flow and temperature. 

Looking for A Reputable Bathroom Remodeler?

Fairfax Kitchen and Bath is your best remodeling contractor and design center to partner with for your budget bathroom makeover. We have over 7 years of experience and we train our team every year.

We guarantee the success of your bathroom renovation through our keen eyes for details and with our quality products.

If you want some amazing bathroom remodeling ideas, then you can visit our showroom in Fairfax VA between 9 am to 6 pm from Mondays to Saturdays. 

Also, we offer a free estimate and design services for everyone in MD, VA, and DC. 

Get in touch with us today, so you can realize and live your dream bathroom remodel.

If you need a free estimate or advice, then contact us today or visit us on Instagram anytime.

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Sam Kazanci <br/><span id="position">Owner</span>

Sam Kazanci
Owner

Sam Kazanci is the owner of Fairfax Kitchen Bath Remodeling. He has experience to build and remodel the kitchen and baths with his team and the author of fkb blog: You can find Sam on LinkedIn and Twitter.