Bathroom Remodeling Do’s and Don’ts: The Five Commandments

A bathroom remodel can be challenging, but when done right, the payoff can be enormous. On average, it will cost between $9,600 to $11,000, according to Angie’s List, with high-end remodels considerably higher. You have to set a budget, have a plan, make a realistic timeline and so much more. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen offers some do’s and don’ts to consider in this post.

Choose the Right Surfaces

Your bathroom surfaces should add to aesthetics and handle plenty of moisture. Porcelain tile is a favorite among designers for flooring, walls and sinks. It resists staining, bacteria and odors well. Choose larger tiles to reduce grout lines and make upkeep easier.

Local Building Permits and Inspections

Local building permits and inspections can be pricey and you may think of skipping them. This could result in costly mishaps down the road. Faulty wiring may result in a fire or bad plumbing can cause leaks. With DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen you need not worry about  permits and inspections. We handle them all in our bathroom and kitchen remodel projects.

Add Storage

You may think of less storage to allow for a larger walk-in shower or a longer vanity. You could regret this decision later. Provide enough storage for your bathroom essentials, linens and first-aid items.

Don’t Move

FixturesMoving plumbing during a bathroom or whole home remodel may cost you big time. Unless necessary, don’t make changes to your home’s plumbing system. You can triple your plumbing costs if you change the layout of the toilet, sink and shower.

Don’t Forget About Ventilation and Lighting

Ensure enough ventilation to prevent moisture from building up. It causes mold and mildew that can take its toll on finishes and surfaces. Ensure your bathroom has plenty of light. Install ceiling lighting or add sconces near the vanity and task lighting in the shower. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is eager to bring beauty, value and style to your home. Our creativity combined with your thoughts will lead to a dream bath remodel. We serve homeowners in Minnetonka, MN, and other nearby areas.Call (952) 417-9999 or fill out our contact form for your consultation.