Questions To Ask When Building A Bathroom

Before you begin building your dream bathroom, make sure you answer these questions:

How far do you want to go?

There are different levels of remodeling to a bathroom, ranging from new faucets, lighting and paint, to completely gutting the bathroom and building an addition to accommodate a totally new and enlarged room. As you start thinking about your bathroom remodeling project, seriously ask yourself just how far you want to go with your project? We recommend beginning by creating a list of everything you would want to have in your dream bathroom.

What kind of fixtures and faucets to you want?

As you look around your current bathroom, do you like the sink, tub, shower, toilet, vanity and cabinets you have? Have they served their purpose and is it time for new fixtures and faucets? What types of new fixtures and faucets appeal to you most? Have you considered tile for your bath and shower? Would you prefer pre-fabricated bath and shower surrounds?

What kind of flooring do you have in mind?

Bathrooms offer the opportunity for a range of flooring, with tile being the most popular. One tile flooring feature that appeals to many people is radiant heat beneath the tile floor. This simple touch can add a lot to your bathroom.

What kind of lighting are you looking for?

The key question is what style do you prefer? Some people choose recessed lighting, while others prefer elaborate decorative fixtures or functional makeup lighting.

What about the walls?

While most people choose paint for at least a portion of their walls, we find that most people are drawn to tile for at least a portion of their bathroom walls.

Do you have enough room?

As you consider your ideal bathroom, is the space large enough or will you need to move some walls? Have you thought about an addition, or perhaps bumping out a wall to give you more room?

How much do you want to spend?

While it may seem that your budget is a significant factor in how far you are able to go with your bathroom remodeling project, you might be surprised with how much of a bathroom make-over you can accomplish on a tight budget. As you think about how far you want to go and how much you are able to spend, you can begin to attach specific price tags to things you would like to add. For instance, you may want a tiled floor with radiant heat. But if you money is tight, you may be able to put down that great tile floor without heat and put some money in other features.

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