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. In the photo below, you can see a bathroom that was remodeled using the existing jetted tub.
If you’ve decided to plan a bathroom remodeling project, start with an analysis of your existing bathroom:
- What is the condition of the sink, toilet, and tub/shower? If it’s an older, wall-hanging toilet, you might update the look, perhaps with a low-water consumption style. If your tub is basically sound, consider reglazing it. However, many homeowners are moving up to whirlpool style tubs.
- Does the sink have a vanity for storage? If it does, but you just don’t like it, consider replacing it with a one of the many beautiful varieties that are available today.
- Does the sink have independent faucets? If so, you know how inconvenient this can be. Why not switch to a single operating lever which is easier to use and gives a better mix of temperatures?
- Think about reinforcing the walls, adding grab bars, and widening doors for visitors with physical disabilities or for your later years.
- Is your medicine cabinet small and outdated? Consider the various styles of newer cabinets, perhaps with recessed or decorative lighting.
- How is the tile? If it is chipped and cracked and matching tile is not available, replacement or reglazing may be your best option.
- 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.