Tips for a Functional Bathroom RenovationJ&J Construction of Illinois, Inc.
So, where do you begin? A bathroom remodeling project is an exciting way to upgrade an essential space in your home, but without the proper planning, it can be both time consuming and expensive. So, know what you want before you begin. Before you get everything all torn up, you should have a solid idea of what you are going to use to replace it. When you spend more time on planning, you will end up with a more functional bathroom space. Plan the elements that are important to you, set your budget and choose a contractor.
Planning for Functionality
Unfortunately, there is no exact recipe for a perfectly functional bathroom, but the good news is that by organizing functional areas, you can allow a bathroom plenty of open space, no matter how much or how little space you have. Space planning really depends fully on your lifestyle and the way you will use the space, so keep this in mind when remodeling your bathroom. These “functional zones” are important to consider:
This zone includes a mirror, counter top, storage space, and one or more sinks. Some homeowners sacrifice a double sink for more counter space, but in homes with children, two sinks can be extremely useful.
Shower or Tub?
Whether or not you should choose a shower, tub or a combination of the two is totally up to your needs. The traditional tub fixture adds to the resale value, but it can run up your water bill. A shower can be convenient not only for saving water, but for saving space. Ideally, a bathroom will incorporate a shower and a tub in the same space.
This fixture is the most-used feature, and yet the one that you don’t want to highlight. Luckily, there are some options to increase privacy and maximize functionality. The toilet can be placed alongside a wall, either beside a vanity or partially hidden, tucked behind the door, or even concealed in a closed “water closet”. The water closet option is the ultimate solution for a bathroom where the most privacy is desired. (For example, a bathroom which multiple people use at once).
One of the main reasons that renovation projects take longer to complete than homeowners expect is because they try to take it on all on their own. Without the right tools, skills and know-how, you can end up losing a lot of time and money. J&J Construction saves you the inconvenience, time, and stress by helping you create a functional, final result that you’ll be proud of. We have been remodeling bathrooms in Darien, IL for over 20 years, so give us a call today! You won’t regret it.
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