Bathroom remodeling can be quite an expensive endeavor, with all of the materials and labor involved. Bathroom remodeling prices are often quite high simply because doing a full bathroom remodel, like to convert an entire business space from a full service to a single tenant living space, takes plenty of capital and know-how. A bathroom remodeling job not only consists of replacing old fixtures and cabinetry, but it also includes installation of new flooring and bathroom vanities. Sometimes a bathroom is replaced with a new bathroom or a bathtub replacement. Either way, there are several things you should know before starting a bathroom remodeling project.
The first thing you should consider is the type of material for your bath or shower surrounds. Bathroom tile is by far the most popular choice for bath surrounds. But, other than that, you have a wide array of materials to choose from including: travertine, slate, acrylic, fiberglass, natural stone, porcelain, ceramic, wood, pressed wood, bead board, etc. Each material has its own unique look, quality, and maintenance requirements. And, while each material has unique benefits, all are relatively inexpensive.
You’ll also need to consider the style and finish of your bathtub replacement. Many bathtub replacement products are sold in a wide range of styles including: low range tubs, mid range tubs, high range tubs, and royal tubs. You should get a sense of your individual taste before making your final selection. But, regardless of your personal taste there are several good options available:
When it comes to the plumbing system of your bathroom remodeling project, homeowners should make sure that the plumber they choose has a long and extensive background in plumbing work. As well, if at any time you have questions about your plumbing system, the plumber should be more than willing to answer those questions. It is important to remember that the plumber will be communicating directly with the homeowner and that homeowners should be comfortable with their decision regarding who they hire.
When it comes to bathtubs, another type of bathroom remodeling product that can be considered are bathtub surrounds. Surrounds are made up of a clear, colored, molded plastic material that fits over the top of your existing bathtub or tub surround. The purpose of a bathtub surround is to provide additional space inside of your tub surround for added storage space, privacy, and even to provide a more decorative effect. Most bathtub surrounds feature built in seats so that when you’re ready to sit down, you simply pull out your seat and the surround will fit around your lap.
If you have an existing shower, you can also consider installing a new one-of-a-kind shower replacement. Some people who are deciding to undertake some one-of-a-kind bathroom remodeling projects choose to install a freestanding shower head in their bathroom and then install a custom shower enclosure. This allows them the opportunity to personalize their shower and bathtub experience. In fact, there are now Connecticut bathroom remodeling companies that specialize in one-of-a-kind shower replacement and bathroom remodeling projects.