How do remodel my bathroom?


My husband and I are about to start a bathroom remodel. Any hints?

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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 02, 2019

    Hello, We have done two bathroom remodels ourselves and have had a contractor build us a master BR bath addition. Heres a few of my experiences-recommendations.

    >The last remodel we used a specialty grout that had a sparkle to it. It really elevated the white subway tile finished look.

    >Sadly the contractor did not level the grade to deflect water to the drain optimally on the shower tiled floor -so try to be careful of that.

    >We also like the vanity faucets with wideset drilled holes vs the platform faucets that can be difficult to clean around.

    >While tile can be beautiful and so customizable those solid cultured marble showers are easiest to maintain and clean.

    > We love our frameless glass shower door, it doesn't get hit with water too much and takes little effort to clean.

    >Our contractor put in two shower heads, one being a handheld, we have a dog and it makes it easier for his bathing needs—especially in winter months.

    >We ordered remodel parts from various vendors Fergusons, big box hardware and even Amazon. When a pedestal sinks finish was less than perfect a new replacement sink top was shipped to us. Have had excellent experiences with Amazon.

    Lastly I have seen a sliding mirror with storage behind it at a heighboors home. Its a brilliant idea -wished I had one. I dont have a dedicated linen closet.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 02, 2019

    Hi Jodi, here is a link with someone's journey in bathroom remodel hope it gives you some guidance

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jan 02, 2019

    Make a pact that you two will never go to bed pissed off at each other! Seal it off from rest of house so the dust dirt is not everywhere(don't forget vents). Plan on additional expenses(unforseen damages,better ideas) you will always find &/or add to costs as you progress thru the project. Most of all have some fun with it you'll be making some long lasting memories.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jan 02, 2019

    Hi, Jody,

    Research your needs in advance: height and width of vanity; height, width, depth of sink; single handle faucet, 4" spread or 8" spread faucets; deep soak tub/extra width tub.

    Composition of tub; flooring (heated, tile, vinyl, etc); amount of grout lines/anti slip level of flooring; mirror or medicine cabinet with multiple mirrors, charging ports, interior electric, etc.

    HOw much and what type lighting/lighting in shower/tub area; grab bars/style/finish/placement; shower style (framed or frameless-walk in or with tub); multiple shower heads?

    Do you want added insulation? Tiled ceilings? Designer tiles? Colored grout? Epoxy grout or otherwise? How difficult will cleaning of these surfaces become in time?

    Is flooring strength sufficient for weight of all fixtures? Can contractor guarantee no flexion in tub? Will floor slope in shower be adequate for rapid runoff? Do you want linear or designer drains?

    Will vanity surface (quartz/granite, etc.) be appropriate for all users?

    Will exhaust fan be sufficiently powerful to insure removal of humidity/moisture?

    Is waterproof material used behind tile? Do you want wall niches, and if so, how many, where placed, vertically or horizontally, and sith Schlutter system or otherwise?

    Will another bath be available for the duration? Will work area be sealed off and cleaned daily, with demolished items removed by contractor?

    What is cost for "change orders"? Do you want additional closet space? Additional storage cut between wall studs?

    You'll need to check on contractor's work crew, daily, and speak up if things aren't what you wanted or schedules aren't strictly adhered to.

    Will you have the option of purchasing items not available at contractor's showroom or from his suppliers?

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