Building the Home of Your Dreams
You might be thinking about a bathroom remodel for any of a number of reasons:
- You need more space or functionality
- You need a second sink
- You want to provide a little more privacy when two people are in the bathroom at the same time
- You want to make your bathroom safer
- You want to make your bathroom accessible to people with disabilities
- You want to update or modernize your bathroom
- You want to create your own spa in the privacy of your own home
- You want to add a shower
- You want to add a whirlpool tub
- You want a linen closet in the bathroom
- You are getting your house ready to sell
- You just want a little change
Your reason for a bathroom remodeling will determine the changes you make. Budget will also be an important factor in deciding how you will change your bathroom. However, there are a few other things you might want to consider in your plans.
Customizing Your Home
If you plan to stay in your home as you get older, you might want to plan to equip the bathroom with fixtures that will make it more accessible and customized for your needs. Should you consider higher toilets? Should you consider stepping into a bathtub in order to take a shower? Will someone who has a disability use the bathroom? How will you need to arrange fixtures for ease of use and for the ability to move around in the bathroom? Should you use different sinks and faucets?
One current trend in new homes is to build larger master bathrooms. If you are remodeling your bathroom because you plan to sell your house, this might be a consideration. Bathroom remodels can be some of the highest returns on investment for home remodeling. If your goal is to add a little luxury to your life, you will find that the sky is the limit. Almost anything you can imagine is possible if you have the space and the budget. If you just need a little extra space or an additional sink, you can do renovations that meet those needs and others at the same time. For example, if you want a second sink in the master bathroom, you can create dramatic effects by choosing a particular style of sink. If you want to remodel your bathroom to provide additional privacy when two people are using the bathroom at the same time, your remodel might be as simple as adding a short wall to enclose the toilet area.
Choosing Your Materials
Your choice of materials will be determined by the “look” you want to achieve. Ceramic tile has almost completely replaced vinyl floor covering. The many varieties and designs in ceramic tile can create virtually any style you want. You can install heating elements beneath the tile for a little bit of extra warmth and luxury. Your sink, tub, and shower can be made of anything from fiberglass to porcelain to various metals. Your walls can be painted drywall or drywall painted with a mural. You can choose wallpaper to create the effect you desire. Or you can use ceramic tile or mirrors on all or part of the walls. With a little shopping and planning, you can make your bathroom look like a Roman bath or an Asian spa or a turn-of-the-century hotel bathroom. You can use granite or marble for counters. And there are no limits on the colors you can use to create a mood of relaxation. Use your imagination for your bathroom remodel, and research bathroom remodel ideas to help you identify your personal style.
At SOD Builders Inc. we understand that your bathroom is an important part of your house. We know that while you want the bathroom of your dreams, you may be hesitant to do anything about it. We can put your worries to rest. With as much or as little help from us in the designing phase, we can create plans to create the bathroom of your dreams. Once we know exactly what you want, we can get to work. The professionalism and skill possessed by all of our workers from demolition to interior design will allow you to enjoy this new bathroom as soon as possible and it will be everything you hoped for. We work with you every step of the way so that you are satisfied with the process and with your fabulous new bathroom.
Contact us for more information and for a free consultation. SOD Builders is here for you!