Whether you’re remodeling your master bathroom or a secondary bathroom, you want it to look great and function well for you. If you don’t think through all the possibilities in the space, you may be disappointed in the results, either right away or in the long term. As you’re planning your budget and talking to your remodeling company, here are somethings to think about and discuss.
Add Some Natural Light
All too often builders cut costs by not putting a window in the bathroom. If you have an outside wall, this is a great way to make the space lighter and feel bigger. Even if the only outside wall is the wall where you have the shower or tub, it’s still possible. Consider a small transom style window above it. You can even choose a small sliding or awning window that opens if you’d like the option of opening it. If you don’t have an outside wall, but the bathroom has direct access to the roof, consider a solar tube or skylight.
Electrical and Plumbing
Depending on when your home was built, you may want to upgrade your plumbing and electrical. Older homes may not be up to code and the best time to remedy that is during a remodel. If your home isn’t that old but you find yourself short on outlets or lighting, make the change now. One easy solution is to change a two-gang outlet to a four gang. Another option is to switch out a traditional two gang with a two gang that also has USB ports.
A professional bathroom remodeling company is much better at creating storage solutions than a stock builder. Many homes are built for economy not for the convenience of the owner. If you find yourself short on bathroom storage space, tell your remodeler and ask for their ideas. You may be surprised at just how much space they can create with a different style vanity or by removing a linen closet and adding a cabinet.
Depending on the design of your home, you may wait several minutes and waste a significant amount of water waiting on hot water to get to your bathroom. You can add a water circulator under a sink and you’ll have virtually instant hot water on demand. Because these run on timers, you don’t have to circulate the water constantly, just when you need it.
Jamco Unlimited is a professional bathroom remodeling company with decades of experience turning builder grade bathrooms into spaces homeowners love. If you are ready for a bathroom remodel of one of yours, call us today at (727) 412-8524 for your free consultation.