Bathroom Remodel Considerations
Bathrooms are one of the most frequented rooms in any home. As a result they are also one of the most renovated spaces. Bathrooms are subject to a lot of wear and tear that many were designed to handle.
There are many considerations when taking on a bathroom remodel. Here are five (5) you may want to think about.
- Do you have a realistic vision of what you want the completed project to look like? Understanding your vision is paramount. Do you want a wall mount faucet, deck mount or sink mount? What kind of sink, a pedestal, vessel, undercount? How about your countertop, vanity, shower/tub? Each of these items has a direct affect on another. Like a puzzle, if the pieces are not properly chosen they will not fit together.
- How old is the wiring or the plumbing behind the walls? The older the wiring and plumbing the more likely it should all be replaced.
- Was the wiring or plumbing done by a licensed professional, a homeowner or an unqualified individual? If you are not positive what is in your walls was installed by a licensed professional who will guarantee the work then the walls should be opened and everything inspected by a licensed professional.
- Is the bathroom being remodeled a main bathroom or an infrequently used bathroom? The answer to this is going to help you make good product choices. You do not want to put a high maintenance stone on the counter of a high trafficked bathroom.
- The selections you are making for your bathroom, are they from a reputable supplier? If the supplier is not reputable what is your recourse if you have issues with the product. This is especially important when you are dealing with products that deal with plumbing and electricity. A plumbing or electric failure could result in leaking, mold or fire.