A bathroom is a place to pamper, relax, and calm yourself. Every day, your bathroom should fit your needs and be a space that you enjoy. If your bathroom is drab or outdated, perhaps it’s time for you to remodel. A bathroom remodel can not only increase the enjoyment you get out of your home; it can also increase the value of your house.
The design of your bathroom should be practical while still exhibiting your personal style. From a cozy bathtub to over-sized mirrors, there are many options to customize all your bathroom design dreams. Before customizing your dream bathroom design, be sure to consult contractors and supply companies for advice and pricing. J. Gibson McIlvain Lumber Company, one of the nation’s premier lumber supply companies, offers high-quality lumber and dedicated customer service. Before beginning your bathroom project, consider contacting McIlvain for their skilled manufacturers to build (or give you advice on building) bathroom cabinets, flooring, and ceiling and decoration.
Cabinets can store anything from your favorite soaps and shampoos to your hand towels and wash cloths. They should fit the décor of the room while also providing functionality. Cabinets are not difficult to build on your own, so they are an ideal project for any moderate woodworking craftsman. The size and shape of the cabinets will depend on the available space in the room, and the design will depend on your personal preferences.
The cabinet itself can contain drawers, cupboards, and decorative aspects like handles or drawer pulls. Popular types of wood for cabinet building include cherry, walnut, maple, mahogany, and red oak, all of which are excellent choices. Cabinets can be finished with stain, polyurethane, or paint, depending on the design of your bathroom.
Flooring is an important part of every bathroom. Bare feet often walk across the floors at all hours of the day and night, so high-quality, protective flooring is a necessity in every bathroom. Hardwood flooring is incredibly durable and adds a rich, warm ambiance to the room. Hardwood flooring can bring detail and enrichment to any room, even a bathroom, and if properly treated, it is just as durable as any other type of bathroom flooring material.
The most common types of hardwood flooring are cherry, walnut, red oak, white oak, teak, mahogany, and jatoba. These hardwoods can accent and match your bathroom cabinets to promote unity and design throughout your bathroom, or they can remain the only type of wood in your bathroom, adding a warm tone to the entire room.
Ceilings and Decorative Touches
While lying in your bath tub or looking up as you brush your teeth, you’ve probably noticed how unattractive your current bathroom ceiling is. Water spots, stains, and even mold are all relatively common in bathrooms that are in need of remodeling. When you’re designing your dream bathroom, remember that your ceiling should be of the same quality and style of the rest of your bathroom.
Ceilings can be designed to fit the framework of your home and to match the décor of your room. A skylight is an excellent and popular choice often installed in order to bring natural and refreshing light into your bathroom. You can even add multiple skylights, depending on the location in your house and size of your bathroom. Architectural millwork can be added to your bathroom with crown molding, paneling, door parts, and bases. These accessories add uniqueness, personality, depth, and richness to your bathroom.
Finding the Right Wood
Remodeling your bathroom can be a dream come true. The rewarding experience can bring fresh ideas and light into one of your most-used rooms of the house. Anything worth doing is worth doing right, though, so be sure to use quality products in your remodeled bathroom. J.Gibson McIlvain Company, one of the nation’s oldest and most well-respected lumber dealers, is a valuable resource for information on dream designed bathroom and lumber needs. For more information on all that McIlvain Company has to offer, visit their website at www.mcilvain.com.
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