Before deciding on whether you will completely remodel your bathroom or just update it, consider your budget and what kind of funds will be available. Just replacing one piece, such as a new vanity, for instance, and painting the walls can make a huge difference in your bathroom’s appearance and is relatively inexpensive. If you intend to do extensive work, including replacing fixtures, installing new plumbing or flooring, you will want to consult with professional contractors who can help you stay within your budget and not make costly mistakes.
Contact specialists in the field of home improvement and get at least two or three estimates. Ask family, friends and co-workers for recommendations of reputable contractors with whom they had good results. An online search for local businesses will also produce names to add to your list. Before meeting with a contractor or design planner, have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish, and what kind of budget you are working with. With this information he or she will be able to suggest ideas and materials to give you the results you want while staying within budget.
Beautiful materials are available, from engineered stone products to porcelain tile or colorful glass, along with unusual stone vessel sink designs and great glass shower surrounds. Synthetic products made to look like real stone or marble are a great bargain and in some cases feature even easier upkeep over natural materials.
New lighting can also make a big difference in updating your bathroom. A variety of lighting fixtures are intended to ensure safety as well as convenience, combining utility and function in beautiful designs. Undercabinet and undersink lighting is an unsual and stunning idea for the contemporary bathroom.
Consider ventilation before the work starts in your bathroom. This is a good time to install or replace a drawfan if you do not have cross ventilation from windows. A skylight is a nice addition for bathrooms without much natural lighting.
A little research and consultation with experts will provide the information you need to make good decisions on remodeling or updating your bathroom.