Getting on track to remodeling your bathroom and other rooms!
Home improvement projects can be a hassle and the only way to prevent them from becoming that “project that we never got around to finishing”, is to plan ahead. Depending on the room, both the time and the price can very greatly. Homeowners can remodel a bathroom from anywhere between $5,000 and $25,000. Finding the right contractor in the Pittsburgh area is also key. Different contractors will give the homeowner different quotes on materials and man hours needed to complete the project. Below are a few things to keep in mind when remodeling your bathroom.
The Pittsburgh area is rich with many different options in terms of contractors. Finding the right contractor for your project can be difficult but there are a couple ways to improve the process of finding one. Contractors appreciate the homeowners that have done some sort of research before the initial meeting. Research can include going around the Pittsburgh area and visiting bathroom remodeling show rooms and picking out samples of tiles or other materials that appeal to you. Homeowners can also get a jump start on pricing and budgeting. This can be done by going to different business in the surrounding area that have bathroom and building supplies. Developing this groundwork can accelerate the process greatly by both decreasing the time and potentially the overall price of the project.
Finding potential contractors is only a small part or for some just an option of the process. Bathrooms are not the largest of rooms in general so mapping the room out is important. This includes measuring the area and drawing a floor plan that will include all of the measurements. Contractors in Pittsburgh will insist that the homeowner have an idea of where each item will go in the room being remodeled. Having a bathroom that is not easy to move around in will not be a good investment and will not be enjoyable.
Remodeling such a small room can be difficult due to lack of space. Being able to maximize this space is essential. This can be done through a variety of storage methods and options. The most popular options are using the sink and the mirror as storage. The sink being off the ground has area underneath the fixture to turn into storage. Installing a cabinet is the most useful way and when painted or stained to the correct color can add to the bathroom decor. The other popular method is using the mirror above the sink as storage by installing a vanity. This is usually referred to as a medicine cabinet can hold the bathroom essentials within the wall. Using the above techniques, remodeling the bathroom and other areas around the house will be easier to manage and more enjoyable.