Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. That's a fact. So, bathroom remodeling is a smart home investment.
When most think of bathroom remodeling, they think of rooms being stripped down to the studs and starting over. In fact, giving your bathroom a newly remodeled look can be as simple as replacing the sink/vanity. So when it comes time to renovate your bath room you can either take on the project yourself, or seek out reputable and affordable contractors to handle the job.
While installing a sink/vanity can be pretty easy, following are some of the most common mistakes you want to avoid:
Not Properly Fitting Tubing into Valves: When these don't fit together seamlessly, the natural inclination is to try to force them. However, you should never do this because it can lead to leaks, which inevitably leads to water damage.
Not Using Proper Piping: Most novices who take on bathroom remodeling projects like installing a sink, shower or vanity, use piping that is too small. If you're uncertain about which size pipes to use, consult the expert in your local home retail store. Given the proper information, they can usually suggest the right size.
Not Removing Dirt and Air from Lines: After you finish installing your sink/vanity, be sure to flush the toilet. This removes any stray debris and air pockets from the lines, which can cause clogging in all of your plumbing. This is known as "bleeding" dirt and air from the lines.
Not Adhering to Local Codes and Ordinances: While a simple bathroom remodel project like installing a sink shouldn't require you to file paperwork with your local county, you do want to make sure that you adhere to local building codes because if you ever sell, a competent home inspector will be able to spot a violation.
Now that you've gotten your new sink/vanity installed, following are two more inexpensive bathroom remodeling tips to help you create the perfect space.
Fixtures: Fixtures can give your bathroom a fresh, updated look. Stainless steel, brass and brushed nickel are timeless favorites.
To achieve the most sophisticated, pulled-together look, make all fixtures the same (eg, door and toilet handles, sink and bathtub knobs, and shower heads). This will give a seamless look to the overall design.
Paint: Walls are always the biggest space in a room. This is where you can make one of your biggest bathroom remodeling improvements, for perhaps the least amount of money.
Paint is one of the cheapest decorating tools around. With the right color, you can create a Zen-like spa retreat, a Parisian boudoir, or a luxury hotel-room feel, all with just a few strokes of a brush.
And you thought paint was just for adding color to a wall!
Tip on When to Call in an Experienced Contractor: If there is water seepage after you replace your sink, no matter how minor, call an expert. Why?
There could be water damage you don't even see, eg, behind walls, under flooring, etc. This can cost thousands to repair.
Ready for that Jacuzzi tub, double sink, vanity or tiled walk in shower? Bathroom remodeling isn't always an exact science. It takes great communication between the homeowner and bathroom remodeling contractor, to coordinate a customer's desires with reality. The right remodeler is the key to a successful bathroom renovation job, and your area's best bathroom renovation contractors are at your finger tips.
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