Bathroom Results You’ll Love: Bathroom Remodeling Tips

bathroomwhiteWhen it comes to remodeling your bathroom it’s important to remember that it’s one of the main rooms in your home.  So besides looking stylish, you want to make sure that it functions just the way you need it to.  Do you just need the basics?  Or do you crave a spa-like bathroom that you can retreat to at the end of a long, crazy day?

 

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By considering these 5 bathroom remodeling tips, you’ll be on your way to the bathroom of your dreams…one that’s not only beautiful, but functional.

1.  Dream big…then get real

 

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Make a list of everything you want in your bathroom remodeling.  Think about how you like to shower.  Do you dream of a handheld or a rain shower head?  What finish do you like on the fixtures?  After you’ve made your Dream List, take another sheet of paper and make a list of exactly what you know you need to make it better but not break the bank.  Somewhere in the middle will be your reality.  But if you don’t make these lists, you’ll never know.

2.  Make a plan…and stick to the plan

 

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Changing your mind about the products you use in your bathroom can get expensive, especially if you’re moving things around.  Most showrooms will not let you return product.  And if they do, there will be a restocking fee.  And your contractor will also bill you for any changes that aren’t written in the contract.  So that means…If you’re turning a tub into a shower, don’t change your mind and decide to put the toilet there instead!

3.  Keep price in mind

 

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Your bathroom will have a lot of materials to make it complete.  When you work with your designer, she’ll be able to help you decide where to save money and where to splurge depending on what you value most.  Do you want the full-out showering experience?  Then multiple jets, and two shower heads might be the way for you.  One thing I’ve learned is that bathrooms are very labor intensive.  When planning your budget consider that labor might cost twice as much as your materials.

4.  Find the right contractor/installer

 

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As I mentioned in tip #3, bathrooms are labor intensive.  So it’s really important to hire a contractor and/or installer who knows what they’re doing.  And it’s even more important to tell them EXACTLY what you want.  They can’t read your mind, and if you’re not specific, you’ll get their vision for your bathroom.  Make a list of questions to ask when you interview them.  And, in fairness to all, make sure you ask the same question to every contractor you’re interviewing.  This way they can all be bidding on the same project concept and you’ll have a more accurate bid.

5.  The right designer can make all the difference

 

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Your dream bathroom is going to be your personal retreat.  It’s a space to relax at the end of a tiring day.  And it’s a space that requires a lot of decisions. Did you know that bathrooms are the number one room for falls to occur?  A designer always takes that into consideration when designing your space.   Turning a drab, funky bathroom and turn it into something magical is what a designer does best.  From adding more organized storage, to creating that WOW focal point, your designer will take your needs and wants, and turn them into a dream bathroom just for you.

 

Atlanta Bathroom Interior Designer

Your bathroom might be the smallest of all places in the house, but it certainly is the liveliest one. Ask any passionate Atlanta Bathroom Interior Designer and he or she will delightfully provide you tens of reasons why you should pay additional attention to decorating your bathroom in a beautiful way.

Bathrooms play a major role in your routine lifestyle and therefore designing it should always remain a top priority. There are many people who consider allocating their interior décor budget in such a way that bathroom designing remains on the top of the list. After all, you would want to feel enthusiastic and happy whenever you walk into your washroom. Similarly, no one wants to feel embarrassed in front of the guests by showing them a dull and untidy restroom.

However, the interior designing schema keep changing frequently as designers pour in new and creative ideas. There are vivid options introduced for bathroom styling on regular basis in the home décor stores. But, there is always a basic approach that every Atlanta Bathroom Interior Designer would suggest you follow.

Step 1-Select bathroom design

Consult a famous Atlanta Bathroom Interior Designer or stick to the suggestions offered by top DIY home décor websites. Choosing a bathroom design remains the first step in the process. When you have figured out what kind of design and outlook you want for your bathroom, the rest becomes easier and even more interesting.

The marketplace is loaded with a wide range of sanitary ware and you need to know the range of choices before you attempt to pick the best one for you. When you finally know what décor you want in your dream bathroom, then and only then will you be able to pick the finest and best suitable collection in terms of wall paint, vanity closets, rugs, curtains and more.

Step 2-Pick decorative accessories accordingly

The most common mistake people make while selecting their bathroom designing accessories is that they get carried away with every beautiful option available in the marketplace. Whereas, the right method to select style accessories for your bathroom is to understand what exactly suits the interior look and feel of the rest room. For example, if you have decided to make your bathroom look like a replica of a beach and natural surroundings then choosing a vanity drawer having antique appeal is not a good idea.

Step 3-Organize bathroom storage

Bathrooms look beautiful and comfortable when they are roomy. To make sure that there is enough room in the bathing area, you need to plan the bathroom storage smartly. Install drawers, closets and vanity counters to keep towels, soap, cosmetics and more out of sight but within easy reach.

If you find this part difficult, then you can always consider consulting with a reliable Atlanta Bathroom Interior Designer who has experience in decorating smaller bathrooms to make them look more spacious.

Randi Destefano, ASID is a reliable name in interior designing and home remodeling. Her active presence in this industry for more than two and half decades showcases through her creative and brilliant home décor ideas. If you are looking for an experienced Atlanta Bathroom Interior Designer then Randi is a perfect choice for you. Call now at (404)213-8571 to book an appointment. You can also visit www.RandiDestefano.com for more info.