Top Reasons You Should Remodel Your Kitchen or Bathroom
Kitchen and bath remodeling jobs consistently rank as the two most valuable home projects you can undertake, certainly in terms of resale value, and also for the added value they bring to household members right now. While kitchen remodeling often involves replacement of countertops and cabinets, bathroom remodeling usually focuses on showers, baths, vanities, and sometimes possibly countertops and cabinets. Here are some of the main reasons why a bathroom remodel might be to your advantage.
Repair existing damage
Sometimes bathrooms sustain damage from water leaks, or from mold which has developed because of the constant presence of water. You may even have a cracked Cambria or Corian countertop which needs to be replaced, or some kind of damage to the cabinetry where bathroom utilities are stored. Whatever kind of damage you have in the bathroom, it's worth your while to do a remodel so that the damage doesn't become any worse.
Install safety features
Maybe you've never had a family member be involved with an accident in the bathroom, but that doesn't mean it will never happen. Bathroom accidents in general are very common, but most of them can be avoided if you install handrails, non-slip tiles, and possibly even a shower seat for the senior citizen of your household.
Chances are, if you live in an older home, your bathroom was designed long ago, and is no longer in keeping with the times. You may be wasting a great deal of water, your bathroom lighting may be inefficient, and you may not be making best use of available space. Energy-efficient showers and toilets can save on your utility bills, and a better design will help you to maximize space usage.
It happens fairly often that older bathrooms can become dull and dreary, simply because they were designed long ago, when bathrooms were not intended to be as attractive as they now are. You may want to undertake a bathroom remodeling project simply to improve the overall appearance of your bathroom, and to update it so that it has a more contemporary look.
Family dynamics are different
It could be that when you first moved into your home, there was just you and your spouse - but now there are several children in the household, and they all spend time in the bathroom too. You may need to do a remodel just to expand the bathroom, and provide more space for those extra users, as well as the increased storage needs. Your kids will love the larger room, and you will too.
When you're ready to remodel
When you've decided to go ahead with your bathroom remodel project, please contact us Surface Creations. We are experts at installing new cabinets, as well as countertops made of quartz, granite, silestone, or any other solid surface you'd like for your kitchen or bathroom surfaces. We provide the highest quality products and workmanship for all your remodel projects.
When you're dealing with a relatively small-sized bathroom, you have to do everything possible to maximize usage of that space, and you have to get really creative with your limited decorating. Here are some tips for maximizing usage of your small bathroom and making it seem much larger than it really is.
Match your patterns well
There aren't really any restrictions on what you can do with patterns in your bathroom, even when you're dealing with a relatively small-sized room. However, if you have selected a really intricate tile, or something that's very eye-catching, it's best to keep your walls simple so as to offset the detail of your tiles. If you've already got a fairly detailed wallpaper in place, it would be a good idea to keep the floor pattern relatively basic, and to limit any decorations on the walls to simple items as well.
Trick of flooring
Many bathrooms require people to step up from the bathroom floor to the shower flooring. Through a simple remodeling trick, you can make the bathroom seem larger. By having the shower flooring at the same level as the bathroom flooring, there will be nothing to interrupt the eye as it looks from one to the other, so it will make the room appear larger.
Store things efficiently
You can store all the necessary items in your bathroom quite efficiently and still keep them close at hand, if you can install an organizer or possibly a few shelves, where important things can be kept. If you just don't have the room to store some of the larger items, they can be kept on shelving outside the bathroom, where they're still within reach.
Install bright lighting
If you don't already have really good lighting in your bathroom, you should make a point of having it installed. The bathroom is usually the place where most members of your family will check their appearance each day before going off to work or school. A well-lit bathroom also seems much more inviting and it seems larger as well. A poorly lit bathroom on the other hand, will always seem smaller, and will not be nearly as cheery or warm.
How about a ledge?
Installing a ledge just beneath your bathroom mirror and above the sink, can create a world of space for things like soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, skin cream, mouthwash, and a whole host of other bathroom necessaries. This can quickly de-clutter your sink area, and provide a central location for all those commonly used items during grooming.
This is another visual kind of trick which the eye falls prey to most of the time. You can give the appearance of having more space available in your bathroom by implementing a floating vanity for instance. The area around the sink will feel much larger than it did before, even though you have exactly the same functional area that you had before. Anytime you can create more space by opening up areas on the wall or on the floor, it will help to make your bathroom seem larger than its actual dimensions.