Usually the bathroom is the most outdated part of the home, because quite often owners overlook it since it is not a highly-visible part and when renovations are done, the bathroom is one of the last things in the list. As a result of that, the bathroom is often neglected and on top of that it is subjected to the devastating effects of water and moisture. With a bathroom remodel, you can increase the overall value of your home and make you whole family happy, because the bathroom is not just the place you take a shower, it can help you ease the stress and relax. The bathroom remodeling has to be done in such way that it will match the style of your entire home.
The process as a whole depends on several aspects like the available budget, space and the ideas you have. The average cost of a bathroom remodel is $9700 according to stats taken from Remodeling magazine. Generally, a bathroom remodel can be of two types. Small bathroom remodeling and major remodeling, where the existing space is increased by knocking out walls. When you have decided that you want to remodel your bathroom, here is a guide you should follow. First, decide on what exactly you want to improve.
When you are on a tight budget, you need priorities and at the end you would probably have to drop a few of them. Do not forget that you are not obligated to do the whole thing at once, you can make your bathroom remodel in stages. The next thing on the bathroom remodel agenda is to take precise measurements of the bathroom to get an idea of how you can make the most out of the space available. You must have a vision in your head of how you want your bathroom to look at the end. Make a list of the things that bother you the most in your bathroom and try to scale them from one to ten.
Once you've done that, the next step in bathroom remodeling is to start shopping for a new version of whatever that item may be. If it is a new tub, visit your local home improvement store and make your pick. Whatever items you select, always take into consideration their price and see if it will fit your budget. Before you start planning, decide what your final goal is, whether you just want to make minor repairs or give your bathroom a whole new look. Redoing the floor is probably the most significant aspect of a bathroom remodel, simply because it has the biggest impact. Changing the look of the floor will make a huge difference in they overall look and feel of your bathroom.
The options are ceramic tiles, granite, linoleum and baseboards. Granite and tile are recommendable, because they are long lasting, durable and easy to clean. Of course, when choosing the color you must have in mind the other items in the bathroom.
Jerry Cahill, publisher and webmaster. See his latest on remodeling at Bathroom Remodeling