When looking at areas of your home to upgrade, it may be easy to overlook your bathrooms —but actually, this is the space that could benefit the most from a remodel! Remodeling your bathroom spaces not only adds value to your home but also provides a relaxing refreshed vibe, by adding stylish functionality. At Allied Brass, we have designed and manufactured attractive, durable, and dependable accessories for bathrooms, powder rooms, and kitchens for more than 55 years. With more and more people taking on remodeling projects, whether through DYI or enlisting the help of a professional contractor, we want to provide four fast and easy tips to get the most out of your bathroom remodel. Keep reading to learn more and don’t forget to complete your new space with the right bath accessories!
Determine a Budget
When remodeling your bathroom, it is important to first determine what you would like to upgrade or change. A bathroom remodel can be as simple as adding a fresh coat of paint or you can go all out and take everything back to the studs. While the paint is relatively inexpensive, if you are looking to replace a sink, toilet, vanity, or upgrade your bathroom accessories, it is a good idea to settle on a budget. On average, bathroom remodeling can cost anywhere from around $5,000 to $10,000 depending on the upgrades. Stay within your budget by setting realistic goals and expectations for the final project, while also staying consistent style-wise so your new space fits in with the rest of your home’s aesthetics.
As we advance as a society, new technologies are readily available to make life easier and more enjoyable. If you are looking for a luxurious bathroom feeling, there are a few new advancements that can upgrade your space. One of the most popular features that homeowners are utilizing is radiant heated flooring options, frameless shower doors, and heated towel racks. While these are not your typical bathroom staples like vanity or toilet, they are a nice addition to the space, creating a more relaxing and welcoming environment. If these high-end luxury upgrades are outside your budget, make the space feel more upscale with dimmer switches, small mirrors, and custom storage options.
Choose the Right Materials
Planning a bathroom remodel can be fun, but it can also be challenging to determine the right materials needed. Consider choosing materials that enhance the functionality of your space, but also reflect your personality. Some of the necessary key materials for a bathroom remodel include:
- Flooring, grout, and/or caulk
- Shower wall, flooring, and curtain/screen
- Bathtub, toilet, sink, and vanity
- Countertop and cabinets
- Lighting fixtures, mirrors, and decorative accents
Breaking the materials up into smaller groups, similar to the listed above, can make shopping easier, as well as help ensure you have all materials for the next stage of the project. Make sure to read reviews, as well as the durability and cleaning recommendations of the materials. Some materials also come with warranties as long as they are installed to manufacturer specifications.
Design With The Future In Mind
The last tip we have is to design with the future in mind. While it may be hard to know exactly where you will be in five years or ten, it is important to look at the big picture goals of your bathroom renovation budget. Are you planning to start a family? Are you looking to host more guests or get a roommate? Or are you looking to resell your house in the future for a profit? Keeping these goals in mind will allow you to create a space to better suit your needs as your family grows and changes.
Keeping these four tips in mind can help you transform your bathroom into the spa-like oasis of your dreams. When designing your bathroom, don’t forget the little details that stylish, durable hardware and accessories can add to your space. Shop the Allied Brass collection today and learn more about our products online. Happy remodeling!