Remodeling a bathroom is no small feat, and even people who have experience with do-it-yourself projects will more often than not call up a contractor to help with the harder parts. That said, it helps to have a clear vision of what you want before you start, so that you can effectively communicate it to the contractor and thus more efficiently execute the remodel. So take a look below at just a few tips that will help you transform your bathroom into a relaxing, updated space that perfectly suits your home.
Choose Your Tile Carefully
Most people choose a certain kind of tile for aesthetics or cost alone. But this can lead to some unintended consequences that are difficult to reverse without completely tearing up your floor. For example, although limestone is a popular choice in many modern bathrooms because of its clean look, its porous quality means that unless it is sealed properly, it absorbs just about anything--permanently. Porcelain tiles are the way to go if you want a floor that is easy to care for. If the non-slip factor is most important to you, however, you may want to use smaller, textured tiles with several grout lines instead of larger tiles.
Replace Old, Worn Out Wiring
Wiring isn't the first thing that comes to people's minds when they start planning a bathroom remodel, but if you have an older home, it's one of the first things you should talk to your contractor about. That's because many older homes don't have circuitry that is meant to deal with high-powered modern appliances on a daily basis. Tell your contractor you would like to switch out the wiring in your bathroom and install a 20-amp circuit with plenty of outlets.
Make Space for Toiletries in the Shower
One of the things that can quickly turn a nicely designed bathroom into an eyesore is a pyramid of toiletries crammed into a cheap, plastic holder that hangs around the shower head. To avoid this, plan to have small niches built in to your new shower. With just a little planning, you can have two or three custom spaces for your soap, shampoo and other shower necessities. If you want to avoid the seemingly inevitable build-up of soap and shampoo in the grout lines of your niche, have your contractor replace the bottom shelf with a solid piece of stone instead of tile.
Once you have some of these specific details figured out, call a company like Albrecht & Son LLC to get started on your bathroom remodel.