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    12 Must Knows Before Remodeling your Bathroom

    August 16th, 2016 , Last Modified: August 16th, 2016

    Bathroom remodeling can feel like a mix of questions, processes and decisions all mixed into one. Unless it's your day to day job, or your fifth remodeling project, renovations sound pretty complex. Having the clearest information as possible can help you achieve your dream bathroom without the month long nightmare. Take a look at these expert tips to help prepare and guide you through the process!

    1. Be wary of costs

      It's important to be realistic when it comes to the price of material and labor. As well, costs can vary depending on the size of the bathroom! Plan ahead and be mindful of your budget when starting your search.

    2. The center piece of your washroom should not be your toilet

      Doors can be left open and to have a more elegant and clean look, avoid making the toilet your focal point when eyes graze past the washroom.

    3. Some older features of washrooms can be pricey to remove

      Take a vintage wall tile. It could have layers of concrete seated under it. The cost of labor to change the tiles could be majorly high depending on the difficulty of removal. It's better to enhance a vintage look of a bathroom and focus your money on additions.

    4. Lighting makes a big difference in any space.

      Plan ahead to include different lighting accents in your washroom, such as ambient and ornamental lighting.

    5. To maximize the efficiency of a remodeling project, know your dimensions.

      Take the time to measure the bath or the toilet, or any small measurement that might be useful.

    6. Plan the right height for your sink If you want an above-counter vessel sink, it is important to remember to make your counter height lower so you can enough space to comfortably wash your hands or brush your teeth.

    7. Consider a corner sink

      If you are tight on space, especially with potential traffic flow problems, considering the way the door and shower doors open, a corner sink might be your solution-tasteful, and practical.

    8. Or a tiny tub

      For many with little washroom space, soaking up a relaxing bubble bath in a chic bath tub might have only ever been a fantasy to you, but many companies are now shrinking their models to accommodate your fantasy.

    9. Pick the right vanityv

      Despite the word, a vanity actually has high practical use and comes with a careful decision to make. Picking a vanity too big might block off half your bathroom, one too small, will have you scrambling for cabinet and countertop space, and the worse nightmare of all, the wrong material with future maintenance issues.

    10. Make the splurge Before you become fixed on using only the most basic materials for you washroom, take a look on some materials and features on the higher end of the spectrum. Because the washroom is relatively a smaller space, you might find that some splurging on some luxury might be within your budget and worth the investment.

    11. Converting tub to shower

      If you don't take baths but have a bathtub, that's a 5-foot by 2 1/2 - foot area that's going to waste. Converting it to a shower would be cost effective, because it would make use of the space that's already there and you wouldn't have to reroute the plumbing.

    12. Pay attention to how hardwood meets the tile floor

      Chances are the rest of your house isn't made of tiles, so it is important to consider how you are going transition from the tiles to hardwood-whether that's bordering it with a pattern or a different material to prevent water damage.

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