Are you planning on remodeling your bathroom for the new year? This is an exciting project and a highly popular one among homeowners. Designing the right bathroom based on your lifestyle will help make sure that it is functional and make it more convenient for everyday use. 

There is a lot that goes into a bathroom remodel. But lucky for you, at Ascension General Contractors, we have plenty of experience helping homeowners create their dream bathroom. So if you are tackling this project, we have some things you should consider before remodeling your bathroom. 

 

Budget

The first step to any remodeling project is always establishing a clear budget. This way you can move forward and choose the features you’d like to include or exclude based on what is most important to you. If your bathroom has poor lighting that might be more important to you than the convenience of having additional storage. Whatever you do, setting a realistic budget for the project beforehand will save a lot of headaches. And once set, discuss it with your contractor so you have a better idea of what the project as a whole will look like. 

Plumbing 

Your shower, bathtub, toilet, bidet, sink, faucets, and showerheads all are things to consider before you remodel your bathroom. Daily use causes a lot of wear and tear on all of your plumbing features. Keep in mind that the larger drain you install, the less likely it is to be clogged. Unless there are things in play that prevent it, it is a good idea to increase the drain in your shower to 2 inches to help. Additionally, the climate you live in also plays a large role here. If you live somewhere where temperatures drop below freezing, water supply lines will need to avoid being routed through an exterior wall.

Space & Storage

When thinking about remodeling your bathroom, it’s important to know key measurements for things like a typical bathtub or the space needed for a toilet to help you plan better. Whether you need to expand your bathroom or your goal is to keep the current measurements, think about how you can maximize the space. Installing a vanity with plenty of drawer storage or adding shelving are a few ways you can accomplish this. 

Lighting

Since poor lighting in a bathroom is a big complaint from homeowners, this one definitely deserves some extra attention before you finalize your remodeling plans. Recessed light fixtures are a great option, and you can include one in your shower as well. Natural lighting is always a favorite, so even adding a frosted-glass panel window in your shower can be of additional benefit to a poorly lit bathroom.

 

Are you considering remodeling your bathroom? At Ascension General Contractors, we are here to bring your plans to life. Call us today and let’s work on achieving your remodeling and construction goals. We’re full-service repair specialists, too!

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