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Bathroom Remodel Planning

Bathroom Remodel Planning

After your mind is made up, you are finally going to start renovating the bathroom. A bathroom remodel is as much about designing a functional day-to-day space as it is about creating an inviting and pampering retreat. In both cases, you will just want to put emphasis on well-being and comfort. Of course there are myriad options but to maximize your investment, it is crucial that you plan carefully.

Some Planning Ideas

Well, here are some of the things you will need to do for you to get the bathroom of your dreams without making your budget a nightmare.

Stick to a plan

First, we need to know that a bathroom remodel is no place for improvisation. You will need to just think hard about how you will utilize the space, what materials you will need and how much you are willing to spend. These are just some of the basic things you need to have figured out before ripping that first tile. But if planning is not your strong suit, you can always hire a designer. Designers always ensures that contractors and installers are scheduled in an orderly fashion. They also bring style and efficiency.

Keeping the same footprint

If you can live with the total square footage that you already have, then you can afford that Italian tile you love. The cost of demolition and reconstruction can be saved by keeping the same footprint and locating new plumbing fixtures near the existing plumbing pipes. You can also try and cut down on the dust and debris that usually makes remodeling so hard to live with. Make the most out of the space you have. Showers and tubs that have glass doors open up the area. A pedestal sink is also worth a try since it takes up less room than a vanity and if you miss the storage, you can try and replace that mirror with a deep medicine cabinet.


In your bathroom remodel, you can also try adding multiple shower heads and radiant heat floors since they are also fabulous. Few items in a bathroom is also more satisfying than lighting designed for everyday grooming. Lighting can be installed for a fraction of the cost of pricier amenities. Today, going shopping for bulbs would also mean paying some attention to lumens. The amount of light you get from a bulb like brightness.

Clear the air

During the bathroom remodel, the bathroom ventilation’s systems should not be out of mind even if they maybe out of sight. Bathroom ventilation is always essential for removing excess humidity that fogs mirrors, makes the bathroom floors slippery and contributes to the growth of mildew and mold. Mold remediation is always expensive and excess humidity can also damage cabinets and painted finishes hence the need for good ventilation system. This important for maintain healthy in maintaining healthy indoor air quality and also protecting the value of your home.

Think Storage

Bathroom design storage has also been a challenge to many home owners. Most of the times after installing the toilet, shower, and sink, there is usually a little space left to store towels, toilet paper, and hair and body products. Well, you can try using the inexpensive woven baskets. They are always stylish towel holders set on the floor. A floor-stand coat rack holds wet towels, bath robes, and clothes. Adding a slide-out tray to vanity cabinets compartments can also provide a full access to stored items and also prevents lesser-used items from being lost or forgotten.

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

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.

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