Remodeling a bathroom is a great way to maximize your return on investment. A typical bathroom remodel will give you an 80-90% return on your investment. If you live in a home with only one bathroom, you might consider adding an additional full or half bath somewhere in your home. This will dramatically increase the resale value of your home.
Watch the video below to hear what a recent client of A. Leigh Construction has to say about bathroom remodel.
Garden tubs are not as popular today as they once were. In the above video, the homeowners had the tub removed and added a huge shower. Removing an oversized tub will allow you to create spa-like experience with the existing space. A walk in shower complete with bench seating, rainfall shower heads and pebble tile give you that pampered feeling.
Waterproofing your new shower or tub surround is very important to avoid future water damage. There are a variety of products on the market. We use Schluter Systems to be sure your shower is 100% waterproof. Their waterproof KERDI-BOARD eliminates the need to use RedGard. Although, in a situation where cement backer board is used either KERDI or RedGard waterproofing membrane would be used to seal the water resistant cement board making it waterproof.
If you’ve decided to plan a bathroom remodeling project, start with an analysis of your existing bathroom:
- What is the condition of the tub and tile? If your tub is basically sound, consider reglazing it. However, many homeowners are moving up to free standing tubs. Shower wall tile may also be reglazed for an affordable, updated look.
- Do you have enough storage? There may be a place to add a small linen closet or consider wall cabinets in addition to your sink vanity.
- Don’t have enough light? Consider adding recessed lights in addition to task lighting.
- If a wooden window is suffering the effects of humidity, it may be best to replace it and older metal windows with new vinyl windows.
- Many older bathrooms don’t have adequate ventilation. You may want to add a fan to avoid moisture build-up which can deteriorate materials and promote the growth of mold and mildew.
- Are electrical outlets a problem? Face it, the number of electrical appliances we use in our daily rituals has multiplied since the time many houses were built. That means that you probably want more outlets. New and replacement ones should be protected ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets that are made to shut off automatically when they sense water.
- Do you have a budget in mind? This may be the most difficult question for you to answer. This Cost vs Value report, updated each year, is a great place to start.
- You can also see of our average costs for bathroom remodeling here.
Today’s bathroom can be all you want it to be. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the variety of materials, styles, and colors available to you. We can help you design and build a luxurious bathroom or give your existing bathroom a facelift. In the end, you’ll have a well-designed bathroom that functions as beautifully as it looks. When you are ready to get started, contact us.