6 Essential Hacks for Bathroom RemodelingJ&J Construction of Illinois, Inc.
A bathroom remodel is one of the most common home renovations for homeowners in Villa Park, IL, but it also one of the most stressful. These easy hacks from J&J Construction will help simplify your bathroom remodeling project.
Hack#1 – Determine What You Want
Look at magazines and photos of bathrooms to decide what style, materials and amenities you desire for your project. Remember, don’t get too carried away before reaching out for the opinion of a professional contractor.
Hack #2 – Make Sure your Renovation Goes More than Skin-Deep
When it comes to bathrooms, a gut renovation will allow you to replace old, faulty and possibly water-damaged pipes, sheetrock, and plywood. When you do this you are ensuring that your investment will last for years to come.
Hack #3 – Ventilation
Moisture is your bathroom’s ultimate enemy. Mold and mildew can ruin any renovation you’ve done, so when you remodel your bathroom be sure to install a fan that will properly ventilate the amount of square footage in your bathroom. Consult a professional for the design right for you.
Hack #4 – Lighting
Lighting can make or break your bathroom, so don’t underestimate it. Ideally, there should be 3 levels of lighting in your bathroom. These include general overhead lighting (good for making the bathroom appear larger), vanity area lighting (good for shaving or applying makeup), and soft ambient lighting, (perfect for a relaxing bath). It is a good idea to include dimming options for all the lighting to provide maximum flexibility.
Hack #5 – Adequate Water Pressure
To find out if you have sufficient water pressure, simply run the cold water in your tub or shower and then flush the toilet. If the amount of running water noticeably lessens, you have low pressure.
Hack #6 – Outlet Location
The tiniest of details can have huge impacts in your bathroom. When planning the placement of your electrical outlets, there are three possible paths: camouflage, complement, or conceal, and keep in mind that sometimes all three routes can be used.
Camouflage outlets fade into the background by matching the color of the wall they are on, reducing visual clutter. They can also be placed with the grout lines to minimize their profile. Flush outlets are also a great option, as they are hardly noticeable when not being used.
Complement outlets is an approach that makes the best of the outlet, and this is achieved by using them as a special design element.
Concealing outlets is the best option for bathrooms that are short on space. Concealed outlets can be hidden by placing them in cabinets, drawers or even cabinets.
These hacks may have made your Villa Park, IL bathroom remodeling project seem simple, but it’s best to consult an expert. Why? Professionals at J&J Construction will quickly assess your goals and budget to steer you towards what’s best for you, and we are happy to help you with all aspects of remodeling your bathroom. Contact us today!
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