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March 9, 2015 by admin

Bathroom Remodel: A Wise Home Improvement

A bathroom remodel can be a wise choice among home improvement projects. Homeowners that have recently remodeled their bathroom have reaped the reward when selling their home, because a bathroom remodel is guaranteed to increase your home’s appraisal. Embarking on a bathroom remodel should not be done haphazardly, though. Here are a few tips before you get started.

Planning & Designing: This is a crucial part of your bathroom remodel. Decide what you are willing to invest in your bathroom remodel, and what you can afford to comfortably spend. Take time to consider which features are truly important to you. This will help you prioritize changes. During your planning and design phase, it is wise to consult with a licensed general contractor. A general contractor can advise you on costs, potential problems in your design requests and more.

Maximize your budget: As with any home improvement project, if you are able to salvage some of the existing bathroom, it will create more flexibility within your budget for using better quality materials. This is not to say that you should save your old sink or vanity, but a suggestion that if the layout and overall square footage of your current bathroom is something you can live with, then you may consider keeping it as-is so you can get all the upgrades you really want.

Shed some light on the subject: When it comes to a bathroom remodel, upgrading light fixtures goes a long way. To add extra ambiance, consider showerheads with light fixtures, dimming overhead lights, and more. In most cases, a general contractor or electrician can easily make these upgrades for you without breaking the bank.

Make storage a priority: It’s easy to underestimate the need for storage in a bathroom. However, by the time you add the hair care products, moisturizers, and makeup to your cabinets, it is unlikely that you would even be able to add a hand towel to that inventory. Ask a general contractor to add plenty of storage to your bathroom remodel for both practicality and resale purposes.

A bathroom remodel is a great way to increase your home’s value. Rejuvenate your home’s bathroom design with the help of Center Island Contracting’s experienced general contractor team. To get started on your bathroom remodel, or any other home improvement project you have in mind, call us at 631-465-9765.

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