What to Know Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

Last month, we broke down the top three things that homeowners should be aware of before renovating their kitchen. This month, we want to bring attention to three seemingly small details that people often overlook but that make all the difference when undertaking a bathroom renovation. Take a look!

Consider Your Height

Ok, we know this might sound like a funny one to start with, but any tall person will tell you that the height of the shower head MATTERS. Short people also have a lot to say about whether their feet can touch the ground when they use the commode. So, make sure you consider the height of all family members when renovating your bathroom, and build it to the specifications that best suit your family’s needs. Your back will thank us later!

Remember to Ventilate 

Ventilation may not be glamorous, but it sure is important, especially if you want a bathroom renovation that withstands the test of timeand odor! To plan for proper ventilation, you need to take several things into consideration. For example, does your bathroom have windows? How about wallpaper? These and other design aspects make a difference in the type of ventilation that will best serve your bathroom. That’s why, we recommend you consult with a contractor. They’ll know exactly which ventilation options are right for your bathroom to keep it in tip-top shape for years to come. 

Consider Accessibility 

Building an accessible restroom may not be mainstream yet, but we’re hoping that changes. Here’s why! Even if you don’t currently have a need for an accessible bathroom, you very well may in the future. For example, maybe you’re renovating the home you plan to grow old in, or maybe your parents will need to come live with you in their older age. Regardless of the reason, a renovation is the best time to put in permanent accessibility options, such as grab bars or handheld showers, and we promise that you won’t regret having that option available for whoever may need it.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re hoping to do a complete bathroom remodel or just a few renovations, we highly recommend that you consult a designer before beginning your project. The designers at Kitchen & Bath Ideas have a combined 100+ years of experience to help make your dream home both functional and affordable. Contact us today for a free consultation!

 

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