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Bathroom Remodeling Considerations

When it comes time to do a bathroom remodel in your home, there are a few things to keep in mind that will ensure the project is a success. Although it is often subconscious, we are drawn to beautiful bathrooms that are carefully designed to fulfill personal needs perfectly. Taking time to choose and shop around for quality products will ensure the finished project is a high-quality one. Many considerations go into building a bathroom that makes you smile every time you see it.


Most bathroom remodeling starts with choosing the right color scheme. There are countless colors of paint available on the market today, so take the time to explore the vast selection available. You may be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choices, but simply choose a color that goes well with the other fixtures in the room, such as the bathtub, shower, vanity, and cabinets. Choosing a color that enhances the area’s current decor should be your first priority, but it is important to remember to also choose colors that will not grow old or begin to show signs of wear.


Once you have decided on the paint color, the next step in your journey for a beautiful new bathroom is choosing a design. While bathrooms are not usually notorious for their floor plans, there are a few basic guidelines for selecting flooring which will work well with most bathroom remodeling projects. Keep in mind that while hardwood floors are the traditional choice, they can sometimes present problems such as warping and scratching due to water leakage underneath the surface, so you should consider other surfaces such as tile or even shower tiles which offer a more attractive finish.


Next, decide what kind of sink, or vanity you would like. Today, many people are opting for a stand alone vanity unit rather than a traditional bathroom sink. In addition, as the vanity is the piece of furniture in the bathroom which will most likely be used the most, it should be chosen wisely. A good rule of thumb is to pick something that looks nice and does not require any special tools to install, since you may wish to later add plumbing to your newly remodeled bathroom.


Once you have decided on a sink and vanity, you should consider whether or not you would like a wet room. Wet rooms, sometimes called whirlpool baths, are becoming quite popular for those who wish to enjoy the soothing warmth of a warm tub without having to step into a separate shower enclosure. Wet rooms can be designed to incorporate many different components, including a heated towel rack, shower door, towel bars, and even hand held showers. If you are going with a traditional bathroom design, a wet room may be the best option for you. However, if you are looking for an “impeccable” look, then consider either installing a whirlpool bath or adding a wet room to your traditional bathroom design.


The final aspect of your bathroom design is one which will probably appeal to the majority of people; whether you choose a half bath or a full bath. Both options provide the user with the option of soaking in a relaxing, circular whirlpool bath or soaking in a warm, shallow basin that can also be filled with water. If you are going with a circular option, be sure to keep measurements and space available on your bathroom counter so that you can purchase enough bathtub for your needs. Also, if you are going with a full bath, be sure to take accurate measurements of the surrounding area where the new fixture will be placed. There are many great retailers who sell a variety of half baths and full bathrooms at competitive prices. If you take the time to look around, chances are good that you will find exactly what you are looking for at an affordable price.