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Monday, August 1st, 2016

Tips to Remodel Your Bathroom on a Budget – From your Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Tips to Remodel Your Bathroom on a Budget – From your Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Inexpensive-Tips-To-Remodel-Your-Bathroom-Vancouver Mortgage BrokerRemodelling your bathroom is one of the most common renovation projects many homeowners choose when upgrading the look of their home either for their own use or getting ready to sell. This Vancouver mortgage home broker can tell you that this project can not only greatly enhance the appeal of your home to buyers but also has an excellent ROI for the money you spend.

A full bathroom remodel can be very expensive, especially with the broad range of choices available. Taking the time to do some choice planning and research can be worthwhile if you’re working from a budget. You will likely require the services of a contractor especially if your plans include electrical or plumbing changes.

The bathroom is one of the most utilized areas of the home, but also occupies the smallest of space. Sometimes, we use it as a place of refuge, or do some major preening while getting ready for a gala night out.

Your choices for bathroom remodelling may only require a few changes to drastically alter its look or involve multiple changes.

Remodelling your bathroom entails making choices about you tile, the vanity, the toilet and bath or shower, lighting, fixtures such as the mirrors(s), towel racks and storage, or even the overall size of the bathroom.

Changing just a few things like the light fixtures and the faucets, along with a simple paint job can make all the difference in adding to your bathroom’s appeal and look. It all depends on what you need to do, your vision, and how much you can spend.

So here are some basic bathroom remodelling tips to help make those crucial decisions.

1. Figure out Your Budget – Don’t even think about materials or fixtures until you know how much you can afford to spend. This is the first and most important step to take before you do anything.

2. Design – Consider your design and what you want say about the bathroom. The general use bathroom versus the mater bathroom should be approached separately and even have different design themes. When drawing up a design, remember that changing such things as the location of the toilet or changing the bath to a stand-up shower may involve some fairly expensive plumbing costs.

3. Lighting – Many designers suggest you consider sconce lighting for your vanity as it will reduce shadows. You could install a dimmer switch to add or reduce lighting so you can enjoy a nice long soak with the light down or brighten it up to see what you need to see.

4. Keep your Fixtures Consistent – If you’re changing your faucets and shower head, then it’s better that they have a consistent look and style. Most faucets and shower heads come in either stainless steel, brushed nickel and aged bronze. You should also consider the door or vanity/closet handles and maybe change them to a similar style.

5. Cleaning – It’s probably not your favourite place to clean, but if you’re going to re-design it, then do so in such as manner that it’s easier and quicker to clean. Make sure you have a little space such as between the vanity and toilet or bath.

Consider a vanity which does not have space underneath and is closed off to floor level. You can also get shower doors that not only keep the water in to prevent mould or mildew but which are also don’t reflect that annoying soap build up on the glass.

6. Don’t Skimp on Fixtures – It’s the fixtures which often leap out at you and can stand alone. Also, cheap fixtures break down quicker and cause more problems than they are worth. A quality toilet, shower or faucets will stand the test of time and will last.

These are just a fw things to keep in mind and think about when remodelling your bathroom. This Vancouver mortgage broker knows that bathrooms are important and is a worthwhile home renovation project.

 

 

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