Bathroom Remodels

There are a myriad of different reasons homeowners choose to remodel their bathroom. It seems though that the one of the most popular reasons is people want a functional yet more inviting bathroom, where they relax after a long day’s hard work. Since a bathroom is a place where so much time is spent, it makes sense to have one that has a soothing, almost spa-like atmosphere. Today, bathrooms can be furnished with several different amenities including whirlpool bathtubs, steam showers, heated towel racks, and so on.

More and more homeowners are also deciding to take a more hands-on approach to their bathroom remodels and decide to do it themselves. Before you begin such a large remodel project by yourself, you should determine a few things so you know where to begin. Some of your decisions may be influenced by what particular bathroom it is (a full bathroom used by family and guests or the private master bathroom). In addition, you will have to determine if the size of the bathroom is adequate, if you want to replace any fixtures or bath furniture, and if you are going to completely remodel the bath and or shower. These will all significantly impact how minimal or extensive the remodel is.

Once you have determined what you want the remodel to accomplish (i.e. a new shower, bigger bathroom, etc.), you need to figure out how you want the design. Research online and through magazines to get an idea of the design and décor you want for the bathroom. Do you want a traditional bathroom or something with a more modern feel? Pick out fixtures, bath furniture, and décor that matches the style you want.

You also need to decide a budget. This is definitely one of the first things you should do since it will greatly influence everything else, from how extensive the remodel is to what kind of fixtures and bath furniture you select. Performing a do-it-yourself remodel will definitely help save money since you will not have to pay for labor.

Aside from the fact that you will get to enjoy a beautiful new bath, the great thing about a bathroom remodel is that it is a sound investment and will increase the value of your home. Should you ever decide to sell, it will increase the dollar value of the home as well as its selling appeal to buyers.