Bathroom Remodeling Design and Planning Ideas
By Mark J. Donovan
||Bathroom renovations make excellent home improvement projects from both financial and functional perspectives. A bathroom renovation project provides one of the highest returns on investment, and so in most cases it makes financial sense to be a little trendy and self indulgence when it comes to your home’s bathrooms.
Another advantage of a bathroom renovation project is that the bathroom remodeling costs don’t necessarily need to be exorbitant. A bathroom remodeling project can be as simple as consisting of a new paint job, and new throw rugs.
On the other hand, a bathroom remodeling project can become quite expensive if the bathroom remodeling design plans include, new custom ceramic tile showers, Jacuzzi tubs, steam showers, double sinks and/or ceramic flooring.
In many cases bathroom renovations can be accomplished by the handy do it yourself homeowner. Ceramic tile installation and painting walls are frequently tackled by diy homeowners. Likewise, the semi-handy diy homeowner can also easily install new towel racks and bathroom mirrors.
|Before jumping into a new bathroom renovation project, always start out by first coming up with a bathroom remodeling design. Sketch out the existing or new locations of plumbing fixtures. Also, make sure your bathroom remodeling design sketches include specific plumbing fixture manufacturers and part numbers.
In the end your bathroom remodeling plan should include a properly scaled sketch of the renovated bathroom, with specific bathroom fixtures and their locations and part numbers specified.
If your bathroom remodeling plans include the installation of a new, large Jacuzzi tub you may need to beef up the bathroom floor framing and have larger plumbing supply lines installed. Large tubs filled with water weigh a great deal and could compromise the structural integrity of the existing bathroom floor.
So if your bathroom is looking a bit outdated, which is typically the case if it is over 10 years old, consider a bathroom renovation project. On average, you’ll recoup your investment within a couple of years, and in the mean time you’ll personally enjoy the benefits of your newly remodeled bathroom.
For help on your bathroom remodeling project, see my Bathroom Remodeling Bid Sheet. The Bathroom Remodeling Bid Sheet provides a request for quote checklist section that you can provide to prospective bathroom remodeling contractors. It also includes a comprehensive bathroom remodeling cost breakdown table, in Microsoft Excel format, that allows the contractor to include his projected remodeling costs for every phase of the project.
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