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6 Important Tips for Your Bathroom Remodel

Two hands framing a customized drawing of a master bathroom with photo gradation. The homeowner will design a new bathroom remodel for residence in Caseyville, IL.

 

At Morrison Plumbing, we can help you with your new bathroom remodeling project. Share your vision with us and we can bring it to life. You can trust us to prioritize your comfort and deliver exceptional results for your new space. Every homeowner should consider a few things prior to calling the experts. Be sure to keep in mind these 6 helpful tips before starting your bathroom remodel. 

Create Your Budget and Stick to It

Bathroom remodels can quickly become expensive, so it’s sensible to have a realistic budget. Consider what materials you want, labor costs, and the timeframe in which the project can be completed. Allow some room for flexibility, but make sure you stick to your budget so you don’t invest more than you’re willing to. Make sure you’re ready to undertake this project before you get started and ask yourself the important questions. Are you staying in your home or planning to sell soon? What new components are absolutely essential? Do you want to move the plumbed-in items? What can you afford to invest?

Design a Bathroom Layout

Planning the layout of your new bathroom is another important step that needs to be addressed before the work is started. You need to decide what type of bathroom you’re remodeling, from a half bath, full bath, wet bath, or standard bathroom. Then it’s time to think about layout, and depending on the shape and size of your space, you could have several options to consider. It’s usually best to keep the general position of plumbing fixtures like shower, sink, and toilet to save on expenses, unless your existing layout isn’t working for you. One of our designers can help by providing a design consultation and showing a 3-D rendering of what you want your new bathroom to look like. You can consult with our team and enlist our services to inspect your plumbing prior to renovations.

Couple facing a bathroom drawing shifting to a photo that depicts the concept for their new bathroom in Caseyville, IL.

 

Consider Lighting

Lighting is an important aspect to consider for your new bathroom. Bad lighting can ruin the beautiful look of your new space, so discuss with our professionals what lighting would be best. If you have a window, you’ll get lovely natural light, but you’ll still need a plan for artificial lighting when you use your bathroom at night. Try to have your mirror face your window to take advantage of sunlight. Natural lighting provides accurate representations of your true skin tone. As for artificial lighting, you may want a dimmer switch to control the light and soft lighting above the mirror to prevent shadows on the face. Avoid harsh light and bare bulbs and be sure you have enough light above the shower/tub area.

Prioritize Proper Ventilation

All bathrooms need quality ventilation to prevent mold from growing in damp or humid conditions. Mold is a significant problem for bathrooms. If left untreated, it can cause stains, health issues for homeowners, and expensive damages. For your bathroom, you can use windows for ventilation or exhaust fans. Windows can be helpful for ventilation and provide fresh air, but they’ll also let in traffic pollution, pollen and allergens, pests, and cold air during the winter. Exhaust fans are another option and your technician will help you decide where they should be installed for the best airflow. Contact us today for our expertise.

A contractor seen from behind, facing a completed custom master bathroom in Caseyville, IL.

 

Choose Durable Materials

Your bathroom is a room that will be used frequently throughout the day, so you need to design it to prepare for a lot of wear and also to cope with changing temperatures, humidity, and water exposure. Bathrooms should also be easy to clean and able to withstand harsh chemicals. To get the most out of your bathroom remodel, you need to know where to save and where to spend money. We suggest not cutting costs on materials because they will need to be replaced sooner, which will cost you more money in the long run. Consider getting durable bathroom materials so they look new for longer and maintain their high-quality aesthetic. Consider solid brass valves and porcelain for your sinks, tubs, and tiles. They are exceptional materials that will last.

Think About Luxury and Accessibility Features

Why not make your new bathroom a sanctuary? Think about what extra features you’d like to make your space special. You could have wall-mounted features like cabinets or washbasins to give you a modern look and free up some floor space. Perhaps you would also like heated floors or a heated towel rack. Both would be especially appreciated and enjoyed during the cold winter months. These luxury items can have a dramatic effect on how your new bathroom looks and feels. It’s also smart to start thinking about making your bathroom accessible. As the years pass, you may need more support in your bathroom, including slip-resistant tiles, a walk-in shower, and grab rails. Invest in your future now.

 

Designing a new bathroom is your chance to create a relaxing and rejuvenating space. You should only trust the best when it comes to such an important home improvement project. Call Morrison Plumbing in Caseyville, IL, today to get started on your new bathroom remodel!

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