A bathroom remodel can be very beneficial to your comfort and piece of mind, as well as increasing the overall value of your home, however it is no small undertaking. Depending on the size of the bathroom and the desired end result, it can be quite stressful and expensive. You should have a realistic idea of what, exactly, you are trying to ultimately accomplish.
Are you just looking for a fresher, updated look or are you trying to completely change the overall appearance and layout of your bath space? What are you willing to spend to achieve this? We will try to cover some of the more simple changes that can greatly improve the overall appearance of your current bathroom and we will also cover some of the more extravagant was to remodel your bathroom.
Depending on your budget, something as simple as a fresh coat of paint an a new vanity can dramatically change the look of an existing bath space. However, many of our clients are looking for something a little more. Redoing the tile in bath or shower surround, new flooring, new cabinet(s) & countertops, sinks and plumbing fixtures are the most common. This can be done for as little as $5,000-$6,000 for a smaller bathroom space or go as high as $45,000-$60,000 for a larger bathroom, such as a large Master Bathroom. It all depends on the size of the project and the finish materials selection. Today, there are many, many tiles out there made of porcelain and ceramic that look just like natural stones, such as slate, marble and travertine.
If you are choosing to redo your shower walls, now would be a good time to consider replacing the shower fixture, if desired, as you will already have the walls exposed. We typically recommend this, especially if it is an older unit. We also recommend going with a quality brand that has replacement parts and multiple trim kits available. This way, if a valve wears out or starts to leak or if you decide to change the look again in the future, it won’t require tearing the wall apart again to do so.
When it comes to flooring, again, there are so many options out there that it can be a little overwhelming at times trying to choose the right material to achieve the desired look. To help limit this, try to determine what look your are trying for. Then you can limit your selection to those styles, whether it be a stone look or a wood look, plank porcelain tile, which is very popular today. Also, when redoing your flooring, we recommend that the flooring be ran under the cabinetry. We recommend this so that, if in the future, you decide to change the cabinetry, you don’t have to patch or replace the flooring all together.
FHR Construction Corp. offers full design services and can assist you with the design and finish of your bathroom space. If you are ready to see what can be done with your space, give us a call! We would be more than happy to meet with you and provide you with a free, no obligation estimate today!