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Remodeling the Bathroom

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Remodeling your bathroom can be one of the most costly rooms of your home to upgrade or renovate.  The bathroom has been said to be the second most vital and expensive areas of the house, second only to the kitchen.  However, it can also be one of the most rewarding project.

Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

There are many reasons to remodel a bathroom.  A remodel of your bathroom can increase the value of your home, update the outdated fixtures/paints, and increase the safety and accessibility including taking care of health concerns from high levels of mold and mildew.

So whether you are remodeling for your own use and enjoyment or to prepare a home for sale, you must plan your project to meet your needs and stay within a given budget.  Remodeling the bathroom can include any or all these aspects of that room:  tiling and flooring, vanities, tubs, toilets, showers, lighting fixtures, and plumbing fixtures.  This lends itself to a large budget range.  This can be a DIY project or your house painting can be contracted out to an interior painter in NJ who specializes in residential painting.

Planning Your Bathroom Remodel

Once you have determined the purpose and focus of your remodel, upgrade or expansion you must consider the logistical needs of plumbing and electrical placements and whether the current set up is adequate.  Then organize and prioritize your ideas, wants and needs for this project.

Small remodels can include repairing or replacing tile, painting the walls, or other minor renewals.  Choose the quality, style, size and color of tile.  This should be dependent on traffic levels in your home, the style that brings out your personality and preferences, the size of tile that fits best in the total area of the room and a color that accentuates the walls, vanity and fixtures.  We will look more at paint options.

If you wish to accomplish a complete remodel it is important to set your budget.

Determine your budget for fixtures, painting and accents to include professional contractors and installers.  Generally the daunting task to take into consideration is: storage cabinetry, vanity countertop material, light and plumbing fixtures, flooring, hardware and even materials for backsplashes.  Who will complete each phase and scope of work, finalize your choices and collect contractor estimates and agreements on the final punch lists.  Chatham and Madison, NJ areas have many options for contractors, painters and design specialist.

Painting to Complete the Bathroom Remodel

One of the most important and defining steps in the design process is choosing the best color schemes to match the rest of your remodel; whether that be tile, vanity/cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, new showers/tubs, and any combination or all these remodeled aspects.  The color pallets you choose will pull together these renovations and your style to create your ideal space.  It is helpful to choose the best colors that can reflect light and give the area an open look since most bathrooms are small rooms.

The trending colors this year have gone from the darker colors of last year to the softer pastels like blue, purples, peach, and greens that lend themselves to reflecting light and presenting an open space look.  These colors also bring a sense of coolness and calm to the room.

These light colors can be paired with white or light colored tiles to create an overall serene room. Using light colors allows for easy matching accents, fixtures and vanities.

It is also trending to choose dark or black cabinetry/vanities, matching them with nickel or silver fixtures and a shade of grey for tiles and paint.  Tiles a shade darker than the paint you have chosen gives a nice monochrome look as well.

So while remodeling your bathroom it is good to consult an interior painter for your residential painting needs.  House painting can be done by a paint contractor or as a DIY project.

If you choose to do it yourself, choose your color and gather your supplies.  Tape off the areas you want to keep the paint away from. Start with an angle brush to cut in the corners and finish off “W” shaped paths, leaving the roller in contact with the wall with each pass.  This will help to create a seamless paint finish to complete your bathroom remodel.

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