When sprucing up rooms or fixing the little odds and ends around the house, the bathrooms tend to be the last rooms to receive some of that genuine TLC. Powder rooms and full baths are more likely than other rooms of the house to be outdated and neglected, but here’s your chance to design the bathroom you’ve always wanted.
Figuring out exactly what you want to do with your bathroom can be rather overwhelming, so take the time to flip through numerous magazines. See attention-grabbing bathrooms? Tear them out! Whether it’s the drop-in sink or the elegant bath tiles, you’re going to want to hold onto these ideas for later. So assemble the pictures into a scrapbook or album for safe keeping.
The internet is another important key in figuring out what exactly you want to do design-wise. From home improvement sites to pinterest.com, the world of design is at your fingertips! Today, there are so many different styles, fixtures, and new gadgets for the bathroom that you want to make sure you’ve seen it all before making any kind of decisions.
A budget is probably the most important aspect of remodeling your bathroom. You need to know how much you’re willing to spend in order to carry on with your plans. You may want to splurge on one or two items like the beautiful marble flooring you loved so much, the granite wall tiles that caught your eye, or the extremely enticing towel warmer.
If you’re feeling like it’s impossible to make a decision and are completely overcome with choices, then talk to a professional. You can hire a personal designer or go to the local home improvement store to get some important and much needed feedback.
A designer will help you sort through any muddled confusion you may have, as well as, helping you realize what you truly and finally want from your bathroom. You can show them your scrapbook of ideas and a designer will help bring your loose ideas to life in the form of a unique and personalized space.
For example, designers can help you decide if you want a large, luxurious, relaxing tub or if purchasing a tub isn’t a necessity because you rarely use the one in your bathroom now. If that’s the case, they can introduce you to all the new and improved custom showers. A designer can show you showers that are more efficient than a tub, and they can also make sure you don’t lose the luxury and relaxation you’re looking for. Custom showers today have everything from hand held shower heads to rain bars to custom water settings for each individual family member.
If you’re working with an expert, be prepared for them to ask questions that are on the more personal side. A bathroom is one of the most personal rooms in the house, so they have to take personal cleanliness, modesty, and privacy issues into account when designing your bathroom. Would you like a separate room for a toilet so that you and your spouse can use the bathroom at the same time while getting ready in the morning? Or do you want dual shower heads in the shower so you and your spouse can enjoy the shower together? These are commonly asked questions by a designer, so do not be embarrassed or taken aback by such personal inquiries. The more honest you are with your answers, the better bathroom you will be able to build.
Hartman Construction is a contractor serving the MD, VA, and Washington, DC area. Whether large or small, each project receives Hartman’s individualized attention and time. So whether you’re looking for a residential bathroom remodel or construction to a commercial building, Hartman can give you the type of service you can only receive from a small business.
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