Bathroom Remodels can be one of the smartest investments you can make as a homeowner. Whether gutting and starting from scratch or updating an old vinyl floor to tile, bathrooms renovations can significantly up the resale value of your home.

Bathroom Remodeling Tips

There are many important factors to be thought out before starting to remodel a bathroom, including proper planning and, budgeting. Bathroom remodeling can be as easy as painting walls and replacing a plumbing fixture, or it can be more extensive such as moving walls and installing new upgrades such as a jetted tub or heated floor.

1. Bathrooms = Water

Pick a flooring material that is not slippery such as a honed tile or natural stone. This can help prevent injury from slips and falls. Also use plastic moldings and trims in areas of high water traffic, such as right next to the tub or toilet. Using plastics as apposed to MDF or wood prevents rot and mold due to long term exposure to water, and can help prevent leaks and sub floor damage. Lastly, caulk, seal and putty! Using good prep techniques can help prevent your drywall and sub floor from water damage.

2. Lighting

Some bathrooms can be dark, especially if they are smaller in size and without windows for natural light. To avoid shadow traps, use proper lighting, especially in showers and above vanities. Improper lighting is a problem in many bathrooms and can make a bathroom seems small, dull and cave-like. Investing in better lighting for your bathroom can help bring out the vibrance and, in a smaller bathroom or powder room, lighting can make all the difference.