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What To Do Before Your Bathroom Remodel

January 17, 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. Preparing for your remodel can make or break your project. Here few things to consider before getting started.

Pros Know Best - A bathroom remodel is no small undertaking. So we suggest before you start taking apart the tiles and removing the bathtub, get some advice from people who do bathroom remodels as a profession. Ask contractors, designers, and other pros for their best tips and tricks for getting the job done to perfection.

Look for Previous Problems Before Getting Started.  Depending on the age of your home and how well it was built the biggest hidden problem you may encounter is water damage, so look for structural deficiencies in the floor framing, not properly vented plumbing, old corroded plumbing, non-waterproof tile shower/tub surrounds, etc.

How to Pick the Right Tile - Picking tile can feel like a daunting task. With hundreds of shapes, colors, and finishes, it can take awhile to pick out what you want. Here is a helpful tip to narrow down some choices.

    -If you want easy to keep and care for floors, go for glazed or porcelain tiles. Avoid any porous tiles like natural limestone, unless they are sealed. They will absorb drips and spills and become stained over time.

    -If you want non-slip floors, tiles with textured surfaces, matte finishes, or sand containing glazes are the way to go.

The Right Height for Accessories - There are no hard and fast rules about how to hang towel bars and robe hooks. Decide where to hand things early so you can add extra blocking where needed before finishing the walls.

Take Measurements - There are 3 major limitations which really make size matter in a bathroom renovation: the overall size of the bathroom, the location of existing plumbing pipes and electrical wiring, and the typical standard dimensions of bathroom fixtures. Therefore, make sure you have the correct measurements and specifications when you go to the store.
Install Proper Ventilation - Ventilation is crucial in a wet room like the bathroom. It is also a tricky task which needs good planning: choosing the right fan, the right position for its installation and dealing with the electrical wiring. Poor ventilation can leave your bathroom damp, moldy and can even harm your health. A well-ventilated bathroom, however, isn’t just a healthy bathroom. Continual airflow can also prevent both the decay of any wooden trim or fixtures and the saturation of building insulation.

After your remodel contact Strasser Woodenworks for finely crafted bath furniture to complete your bathroom today!

 

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