A tired house is reborn when the rooms inside are redone. Whether it’s being completed before the home gets put on the market or simply for the homeowners’ personal enjoyment, bathroom remodels have always been popular. But while the living room and kitchen are often the focus of cutting end trends, many homeowners neglect this aspect of their powder room, opting instead for pure efficiency. Believe it or not, though, the bathroom can be home to some of the most stylish design aspects of your whole house. Use the tips below to create a bathroom that’s both efficient and stylish.
Redesigning on a budget might mean that some of your materials will be pre-owned rather than brand new. Or you might find yourself reusing old materials instead of purchasing replacements. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing, though, as finding ways to repurpose existing fixtures inside the bathroom and other places in the house will give the end result more personal flare.
An old dresser can easily become a vanity if you gut it and install the plumbing underneath. Or instead of splurging on a new faucet, your current faucet could be repainted for a fresh look. The more renewable materials used in the repurposing process, the more unique the final project will be.
Adding new fixtures, flooring, or furniture to the bathroom will obviously help give the room a new look. But there’s not always a need to spend lots of money on new fixtures, especially when just redoing the walls will breathe new life into the room.
Wood paneling, ceramic tile, and concrete are all more modern alternatives to the laminate of years past. These three materials also add rich character, fresh style, and lasting strength.
Regardless of the style, many rooms will also benefit from new or restored millwork. The days of bathrooms being exclusively functional have passed by. Instead, today’s bathrooms are flooded with the personalities of the homeowners.
Regardless of the overall goal, the most important element in any design will be the inspiration. The homeowner is the key to a successful remodel, so it’s important to take into account what is most important to the success of the design. Is it in the plush detail of heated floors, or are they more concerned with finding the right wall color? Maybe they’re tall and need an elongated tub, or perhaps they don’t want a tub at all and would prefer a modern steam shower. Attention to detail is all-important when remodeling to an individual’s tastes.
If you’re considering remodeling your bathroom, then it’s important to select the right contractor for the job. Disreputable contractors often deliver a low estimate to beat out the competition- only to overcharge you later, and they often fail to meet important deadlines or respect your budget. Avoid dealing with these contractor nightmares by doing your research and choosing a contractor with a proven reputation.
If you’re in the Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC area, then look no further than Hartman Construction. As a family-owned contracting company, Hartman has the time and resources to devote themselves entirely to your project, no matter how large or small. Whether you’re looking for residential or commercial construction work, Hartman will tackle the job with expediency, diligence, and- most importantly of all- honesty. For more information on why Hartman is the MD/VA/DC area’s top contractor choice, visit them online today, or check out these selections from their blog: