Remodeling your bathroom can be a very exciting prospect, increasing the utility and aesthetics of an important part of your home. Summer makes a great time to plan and schedule such an operation, because the weather rarely becomes a factor (unlike winter, when snow and cold complicate matters considerably). Proper planning with a trained plumber and contractor is essential regardless of the season, however. It lets you get a good idea of what is possible and spells out the specifics well before you start spending serious money on the project.
Every bathroom is different, and the specific goals of your remodeling project will be as unique as your space. Your contractor can help you nail down the details for your specific needs. There are a few general guidelines that can help you in the planning stages, however. Following them will help your project move smoothly and assist in obtaining the results you want.
1. PRACTICALITY OVER AESTHETICS
Some bathroom remodeling projects are intended only to improve the aesthetics of the space, and if you’re trying to get rid of the avocado green 70s tiling on your bathroom counter, we can definitely relate. But in the effort to make your bathroom look better, it can be easy to overlook the fact that you’ll need to use it every day, along with all of the fixtures in it. A platform sink may look fantastic, but if it doesn’t leave you with any counter space to put your toiletries, it’s going to leave you and your family very frustrated. You can pursue purely aesthetic components, of course, but should always balance them against more practical concerns.
2. SPACE MATTERS
Similarly, there is only so much you can fit into a given bathroom, no matter how creatively you arrange the various components. Make sure you always have enough space to make the bathroom comfortable. That includes things like leg room for the toilets, and sufficient space between multiple sinks for two or more people to use them comfortably. In some cases, that may mean dropping or modifying certain components in order to make the space function.
You might not be able to get everything you want into your new bathroom, either because of the factors detailed above, of because your budget simply can’t fit it. The best approach is to write down all of the things you want to see in your new bathroom, then rank the list in order of priority, from most desired to least desired. You and your plumber can go through the list and determine how many items on it can be met by the project. That way, when the time comes to perform the remodeling, there’s no question about what needs to be done, and no confusion about what’s involved: helping the operation proceed swiftly and effectively without wasting any money.
If you’re planning a bathroom remodeling project in the Dumont, NJ area and you need a reliable service, call on the friendly professionals at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating Inc. today!