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Pave The Road to a Successful Remodel

October 10, 2018

When it comes to bathroom remodels, Strasser Woodenworks are the experts. Whether you are doing a small or large space, we want to pave the road to a successful remodel. With this in mind, renovating your bathroom can not only make it more functional and more pleasing to use, but it can also provide you with an excellent return on investment. In fact, as far as remodeling goes, bathroom renovations often give the greatest ROI.

Before you begin a bathroom renovation project, you should consider the following eight things:

Make A Budget – Before you begin dreaming about installing a jacuzzi bathtub and hanging a crystal chandelier down from the bathroom ceiling, it’s probably a good idea to sit down and come up with a budget. Setting a budget will also help to guide your decision-making process.

Hidden problems – If you are doing a full renovation, then you may find hidden problems that you didn’t know about, such as hidden water damage, structural deficiencies, etc. In fact, it’s a good idea to dedicate part of your budget towards such issues just in case they pop up.

Safety In Mind – If you plan on aging in place, consider safety and accessibility as you plan your bathroom renovations. For example, you may want to install a floor that has some grip to it so you don’t slip easily. You may also want to install grab bars to increase safety.

Space – Consider the space you have to work with. A more spacious bathroom tends to feel more comfortable and is typically more accessible as well. If you’ve got a small bathroom space, consider replacing that bathtub with a shower. A pedestal sink, or a streamlined vanity like our Alki View collection,  may be more appropriate for a smaller space than a large vanity as well.

Storage – Storage is an important factor to a successful bathroom renovation. If you don’t have enough storage space, your bathroom counter and floor is going to get cluttered in no time. Consider cabinets, shelving and even built-in nooks in the shower space. Check out our many collections for bathroom storage.

Eco-friendliness – Consider your impact on the environment as you choose materials and fixtures. Eco-friendly fixtures may cost more initially, but they can reduce your water usage by a substantial amount, thereby also saving you on water costs.

Lighting – The functionality and atmosphere of a bathroom both rely on proper lighting. A bathroom can’t just rely on general lighting – it needs proper task lighting as well, such as wall sconces that flank your bathroom mirror.

Ventilation – Good ventilation is crucial. Without it, your bathroom will remain damp and can end up growing moldy. Not only do you need to choose the right fan, but it needs to be installed in the proper position to be effective.

If you’re ready to start your bathroom remodel, view our collections of high-quality bathroom furniture. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us!

 

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