Remodeling Your Bathroom - Part 3

May 13, 2018

                        The photo in the previous frame is from Home Advisor.

 

 

photo credit: Candlelit Bath via photopin (license)
 

 

 

Clarify Your Goals:

Take some time to think through what it is that you currently wish to change.  Some common improvements that people request include:
  • updated walk-in shower
  • better lighting
  • quieter ventilation system for steam
  • heated floors
  • more storage for bathroom linens
  • free-standing soaking tub

 

 



























Prioritize Your List:

Decide what’s a necessity, and what’s a wish, and what fits between those two as highly desirable.
 
Think about current needs as well as future needs, for instance:
  • Are you planning on having children (or are your kids having children) and will you need a bathtub to accommodate their needs?
  • Does a vessel sink appeal to your aesthetics but is not too practical for children washing their hands or brushing their teeth?
  • Are you active but recognizing the need for grab bars or a seat in the shower after your (or your spouse’s) sports injury that made it challenging to get in and out?
Transformations for Interiors
 

 

Traditional faucets look great, and brass is back!

 

 
 
There are basically three types of bathroom remodels, so determine which of these your plans fit into renovation:
  1. Cosmetic:  simple enhancements made by replacing product(s) such as the faucet, the vanity, etc.
  2. Pull & Replace:  updating the bath without changing any location of fixtures
  3. Custom: updating the bath by replacing, expanding, changing locations and layout
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Keep in mind that costs escalate markedly as you move down this list.
 

What’s Your Style?

There are lots of styles you might be drawn to when it comes to remodeling your bath.  You may want to match the rest of your home’s style, but you may wish to go in a different direction, generally more toward the “middle” between a traditional style like English Country, Country, French Country, Art Deco, Hollywood Regency, Spanish or Mediterranean to a more “Transitional” style with straighter lines.  Another trend is taking your Craftsman, Asian, or Mid-Century Modern, Modern/Contemporary, Coastal, Scandinavian design to a place in the middle like a more eclectic style.  You can see descriptions and photos of many of these styles on past blog entries, so click on these and check them out if you are uncertain.  Whatever your style, determine what you and your partner are desiring and move toward that in your bath remodel selections.
Craftsman Style in a bathroom

 

photo credit: LFCB575 (11) via photopin (license)

 

 
Next week:
We’ll talk about budget, ways to save on expenses without dooming your design, what to expect during the remodel process, and difficulties to avoid during construction.
 

In conclusion:

We would love to hear your thoughts and questions regarding this project. Clients in the greater Puget Sound area have experienced the benefit of hiring a professional to help with this process. Think about it and contact us when you are ready.

 

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