Bathroom Remodeling Tips You Need to Know Before Your Project Starts

August 18, 2021
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When it comes to home renovations, bathrooms are often the target of homeowners, more so than the kitchen! It’s not that surprising. After all, apart from the bedroom, the bathroom is the one place at home where you can relax and find relief from stress. Additionally, bathrooms are typically smaller, so it could be cheaper to remodel.

If this is your first time remodeling your bathroom, though, you might be overwhelmed or confused about what you should change and upgrade. To help you out, RTC Renovations offers you these tips to make your bathroom renovation project smooth, hassle-free, and as cost-effective as possible, too:

Don’t Forget About Ventilation

All bathrooms are required to have some ventilation. It could be in the form of a window or an exhaust fan. If you are opting for the latter, check their exhaust capacity first. This means you should know how many cubic feet of air the fan can move in a minute, as well as their noise level.

Choose the Right Flooring Material

You might be tempted to get solid wood floors like those that you see in some celebrity home magazines. However, they’re not really a practical choice. Even if they’re not going to be completely wet, they’re still going to be exposed to the rigors of bathroom usage. It’s so much better to go for ceramic or porcelain tiles. If you don’t like those options, you can choose to get luxury vinyl tiles or planks or even a sheet vinyl floor.

Be Smart with Your Lighting Choices

It is ironic that most bathrooms have very dim lighting or ones that are concentrated in just a part of the bathroom when, in fact, the bathroom is one of the few rooms in the house where you need really good lighting. This is especially the case if you do most of your prepping in the bathroom. So instead of having just a single lighting fixture hanging from the ceiling, consider having several in different parts of the bathroom.

If you have a vanity mirror in the bathroom, you should have at least two light sconces on either side of the mirror. It would be best to consider getting a dimmer switch for those late nights when you want to achieve a relaxing ambiance or a romantic atmosphere.

Consider Adding More Mirrors

You might think that you only need one mirror in your bathroom so that you can do your make-up, shave, or fix your hair. But the truth is, having more mirrors in the room can significantly make the room look bigger while at the same time adding more light to the space.

Think of How You Can Get More Storage

If you have more than enough space, you can have small cabinets or shelves in the bathroom. But what if you’re working with limited space? Consider built-ins like recessed medicine cabinets, soap dishes, and toilet roll holders that will not eat any space in the bathroom. Then you can add more hooks at the back of the bathroom door or on bare parts of the wall where you can have your robes or towels.

Conclusion

If you’re thinking of getting a home remodeling project, doing your bathroom is indeed a good idea. The tips shared in this post will certainly help ensure that you’ll get the best outcome possible, too. Of course, it matters who does your renovation project, too. Make sure to choose only a reliable contractor to handle your bathroom remodel.

RTC Renovations is your best choice for minor and major home renovations in Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, and Waterloo. Contact us today to find out more about our services!

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