The bathroom is one of the most common rooms that homeowners remodel or update. It’s also a huge undertaking—where do you get ideas or inspiration? Where do you even begin? Start with these bathroom remodeling tips, straight from the experts at Martens Plumbing & Heating.
Know the Costs Going In
Before you dream up that perfect bathroom, it’s important to know what to expect from the project budget-wise. The cost of a remodel varies based on several factors, including the size of your bathroom, the quality of the materials you plan to use, and if you plan to take on some of the labor yourself. Make sure your vision lines up with your budget before you get started so you don’t get caught off guard during the project.
Save Space With Recessed Storage
Making use of your space is the name of the game with any remodel, especially if you have a smaller bathroom. Consider adding built-in cabinets or shelving where possible to help make the space feel bigger. Also, remember that even the smallest space-saving designs can make a huge difference—things like recessed lights and toilet paper holders can help open things up for bigger fixtures such as showers, sinks, or tubs.
Pick the Right Flooring
The flooring you choose for your renovated bathroom can make a huge difference, both from practicality and aesthetic standpoints. Real hardwood, for example, looks great in the living room but isn’t practical for bathroom flooring—the moisture will quickly cause wood rot and water damage. Instead, consider porcelain tile, natural stone, laminate, or vinyl sheeting to properly balance your ideal design, functionality, and budget.
Believe it or not, the color of your bathroom impacts how big the room looks and feels. Opting for a lighter paint color will make the room seem much bigger, while a darker color is better suited for dramatic effect in larger rooms.
For More Remodeling Tips, Choose the Experts at Martens
When you’re ready to use these remodeling tips and refresh your bathroom, turn to the professionals at Martens. We can handle bathroom remodels of all shapes and sizes—including any plumbing needs that spring up. Our team works with you throughout the entire process, from evaluating your current bathroom and coming up with exciting new ideas all the way to putting the finishing touches on your new shower or sink. Ready to get started? Call us today to schedule an in-home visit—262-363-7146 or contact us online.