The 2019 Guide to Perfecting Your 518 Bathroom Remodeling and Renovation

 

Is your bathroom so dated you wince every time you step inside it?  Perhaps it’s been an eyesore since the day you bought your home, you’ve just been waiting for the right time to tackle the task of remodeling or renovating it.  But we all know that days can easily become weeks, weeks can quickly become years, and pretty soon your bathroom space is like entering a time machine back to 1982.

 

It’s easy to put off a task as big as a bathroom remodeling or renovation.  With all the cost and inconvenience involved, it’s simple enough to put it on the backburner.  But what would happen if you did prioritize the bathroom update of your dreams?

 

With a fresh bathroom remodeling or renovation, not only would you improve the quality of life in your home (you’d be amazed what a difference a beautiful bathroom makes), you may even improve the resale value of your property or make it more likely to sell easily when the time comes.  

 

So now let’s get to work!  First, you will need to determine which type of bathroom you wish to remodel or renovate.  

 

The 4 Main Types of Bathrooms:
Master Bath  

The master bath is the main bathroom of your Fulton County home and features a shower or bath, toilet, vanity, and sink – i.e., it’s what’s known as full service.  This is likely the bathroom where you spend the majority of your primping and preening time and is generally for the specific use of the owners of the home.

Guest Bath

This room, if you have one, is, like the master bath, full service.  It, however, is likely to get far less wear and tear since it’s mainly for houseguests.

Full Bath

Any additional full-service bathroom in your home is referred to as a full bath.  This could be for the exclusive use of your children or simply an extra shower/bath for you and your spouse.  

Half Bath

Many houses also feature a half bath which consists of room sporting a toilet and sink but sans a shower or bath.  This room is extremely convenient in large homes or those with multiple floors.

As you might imagine, deciding on the type of bathroom you wish to refresh will help you plan your budget and design.  Now that you have an idea of which one you wish to renovate or remodel in your Mayfield home, it’s time to consider possible options to make this room as gorgeous as you picture.

518.Renovations’ Top 6 Elements of Bathroom Remodeling and Renovation:
Update Plumbing in Bathrooms

We can’t underestimate the importance of proper plumbing in your Amsterdam bathroom refresh.  Correct placement of the toilet, water lines, and drains is absolutely essential.  

Redesign Your Bathroom Layout

Smart layout design will help you maximize usable space and optimize comfort in your Fonda home.  Even a small bathroom can feel spacious with a great floor plan. 

Select Optimal Flooring

There are many fine options for renovating and remodeling bathroom floors today including ceramic tile, stone tile, vinyl tile, linoleum tile, and concrete.  

Aesthetics matter, but remember to keep in mind that the bathroom is a humid space, so you will want to choose durable materials that repel or resist water, especially if you live in an area like Sacandaga Lake

Update the Lighting on Bathrooms

Lighting can make or break a space.  Consider the difference between harsh overhead lights and soft recessed bulbs.  The first creates sharp shadows and is straining on the eyes while the second forms a gentle glow which softens all it touches.  

Which type of lighting would you prefer in your new bathroom space?  We are guessing you’d opt for a more gentle lighting design to make your bathroom a peaceful haven in your Broadalbin home.  

Bathrooms Need New Fixtures

When it comes to your bathroom update, there’s little that’s as important as selecting the ideal fixtures for your Johnstown home.  

You will want to choose the most beautiful, timeless and function options available on your budget.  What style are you considering for your bathroom?  Make sure your choices cohesively match your chosen aesthetic and will perform optimally for the maximum amount of time possible.  

Install or Alter a Window in Bathrooms

When it comes to design, natural light is king.  Effective use of this form of light adds immense comfort and a calming atmosphere to any indoor space because natural light works in tune with your body’s rhythms.  

If your bathroom space is connected to the exterior of your Northville home, we absolutely recommend making use of this element by installing a well-placed new window or optimizing an already existing one.  Be open to the option of using a skylight if possible.  Just imagine the level of illumination your bathroom could attain with overhead natural lighting.

Before you get too carried away, please remember to keep in mind your budget.  The average cost for remodeling a bathroom is about $10,500, though it can certainly been done at a lower or higher cost depending on your needs and limitations, as well as the type of bathroom you will be updating.  Don’t forget that when it’s time to sell your Gloversville home, you are likely to recoup most or all of the costs of this upgrade.

With all the elements that go into a bathroom remodel or renovation, it can be difficult to visualize and plan for the end product and we know you want to get it right the first time.  For this and many other reasons (including safety), we recommend you contact the professionals.  

Call our remodeling and renovation experts at 518-348-9000 or reach out to info@518renovations.com to schedule a consultation today and get a headstart on your dream bathroom.  We’re more than happy to help you every step of the way.

As we say at 518.Renovations, never stop improving

518Renovations services the following areas in New York: Johnstown, Fulton County, Gloversville, Mayfield, Broadalbin, Northville, Sacandaga Lake, and Amsterdam, Fonda.