05 Feb A Remodeling Checklist for Your Bathroom
Are you overwhelmed with the many options available for designing a beautiful and comfortable bathroom?
When planning a bathroom remodel, there are many options to choose from. Use the following checklist to help you clarify your preferences.
1. What type of bath do you need and how many people use the bathroom?
A half-bath can be used for personal bathrooms, where you can experiment with materials like bamboo and cork for flooring. Installing a spa bath is a luxurious addition to a master bathroom.
2. Do you require dual sinks?
Dual sinks provide additional vanity space as well as storage space below the counters. If the size of the bathroom does not accommodate counter-top sinks, opt for a wall-hung or pedestal sink.
3. Is privacy a concern?
Add a partial dividing wall between the toilet and the tub or the sink. A frosted glass door can be installed and if cost is a concern, use an opaque shower curtain.
4. Are there any children or elderly who are going to use this bathroom?
Install non-slip flooring, rounded counter-tops, and hand-held showers for ease of use for everyone. Ask your contractor to provide plywood reinforcement in the walls for installing grab-bars whenever required.
5. How much storage space do you need?
If you plan to store bath linen, towels, toiletries, and cleaning supplies, consider extra cabinets and shelves. The most effective utilization of space is provided by built-in drawers, adjustable shelves, wall niches, and hooks.
6. What features of your existing bathroom do you like or dislike?
Observe your friends’ bathrooms and take note of the features that you would like to have in your remodeled bathroom. Pay attention to fixtures, storage solutions, and lighting.
7. What is the general layout of the bathroom?
Is there sufficient space between the fixtures and the toilet and sink? Are there any fixtures that are blocked by doors in your existing bathroom?
8. Which type of lighting should you install?
Provide ample lighting inside the bathroom. Natural light is the best; have a large window installed. Frosty glass in the window panes can help provide privacy. Consider installing mood lighting. If installation of a window is not possible, ask your St. Louis remodeling contractor about various lighting options.
9. Do not forget about heating and ventilation.
Various heating options exist such as forced air systems, heat lamps, electric heaters, and radiant heat. You can choose the one that suits your requirements and is also economical. There should also be good ventilation to remove the steam generated during a hot shower. Plan to install an exhaust fan.
10. How many appliances do you use in the bathroom?
Make sure there are a sufficient number of electrical connections and storage space for the different electric devices you use in your bathroom.
Call AAA Remodeling Company at (636) 349-5777. We will take care of all aspects of your bathroom remodel and help you get the best out of your investment.