The price of a bathroom renovation is justified by the use of qualified artisans and by the cost of materials and equipment. This is a worthwhile investment: well-being comes at this price. To ensure that the price is right, it is important to prepare your bathroom renovation project by asking yourself the right questions and avoiding common mistakes. How to evaluate your bathroom renovation budget? So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things everyone ought to know about bathroom remodeling.
1. Complete renovation
In some cases, rather extreme indeed, the most motivated among you decide to start again from scratch. It can sometimes be crazy when you know all the work it represents, but it is sometimes necessary to completely erase the traces of the old to start again on new and clean bases. This is often the case when the structure is poorly thought out, outdated, or simply not to your liking.
Starting from the base of the pipes and water outlets already thought during the construction, the floor/wall tiling gives another dimension to the room. In this first before/after montage, you can see that the person did not hesitate to destroy everything, from the floor to the walls. For all pipe products, find our selection in the plumbing fittings category in our store.
If you want to modernize your bathroom interior, you will have to choose furniture matching your floor covering. The choice of colors is also very important, and often the combination of black and white works best. While most renovations start out to change the visual appearance, take the opportunity to arrange the furniture in the most ergonomic way possible. If you start with an empty room without any pipes, the best thing to do is to call an interior designer or simply a bathroom designer.
2. Establish your budget
Obviously, this step is the most important! Your budget will define the range of products you will buy and the scope of your project. To renovate a bathroom from A to Z, you should count on a minimum of $13,000. However, you should know that remodeling a bathroom is considered an investment for your home. When you resell your property, you will get back a portion of the amount invested if the choice of materials is in line with market tastes.
3. Measuring the bathroom
Before producing plans, you must measure your room to know its surface area. This will also help you establish the space you will have for your accessories: bath, shower, toilet, vanity. Normally, you will need to plan circulation areas around the bath, shower, toilet, and vanity. For the bath and shower, plan for a minimum of 30″, while 30 to 40″ will be required for the toilet and vanity. Our experts can help you measure your bathroom. They will propose plans that meet the standards.
4. Select the elements to keep or move
Determine which elements you will keep: will you keep the existing plumbing, or will you take advantage of the opportunity to modify the configuration? Keep in mind, however, that moving to plumb increases the budget considerably. Also, consider whether you will try to keep the bath, shower, or toilet throughout the renovation or whether you would prefer to change them for new models.
5. Choosing between bath, shower or both
Depending on the space available, you may choose a bathtub and a separate shower or a bathtub-shower. Perhaps you prefer to have only a shower? Will your bath be alcove or freestanding? These are all points to establish in order to start your shopping. Validate the dimensions available in your bathroom for the shower or the bath. Sizes vary greatly for both bathtubs and showers.
6. Think about the ventilation of the room
This step is often the most neglected. However, it is one of the most important aspects. You don’t want to end up with mold, bad odors, or stains on the walls and ceiling because bathroom ventilation is inadequate. Therefore, consider installing a bathroom fan that is powerful enough for the size of the room.
The fan capacity should expel 1 cubic foot of air per minute for each square foot of floor space. Then increase this figure by 20% by 1 or 2 cfm per linear foot depending on your ductwork (1 for rigid ductwork, 2 for flexible ductwork). Also, determine the sound level you can tolerate. This level is measured in sones: from 1 to 4 sones. Fans of 2 sones or less are considered quiet.
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They are well experienced with new construction, remodeling, and additions. They provide their services with professionalism, and their friendly team will go the extra mile to help you out with all your issues and needs. So, what are you waiting for? Give them a call for a free quote, and let them help you out with your next plumbing job.