If you’re considering home bathroom remodeling, you’re definitely going to be confronted with a ton of options in terms of styles, shapes, sizes, and colors to choose from for every aspect of even the smallest half-bath. Don’t be overwhelmed! A trained, insured, and certified professional bathroom design service, such as Dirt Connections, can help even the most confused homeowner navigate the sometimes exhausting world of bathroom styles and finishes.
Avoid Cutting Corners
Frugal shoppers and amateur bathroom remodelers may be tempted to cut corners when it comes to materials, light fixtures, and plumbing fixtures when pricing materials for a bathroom overhaul or remodel. While it is good to save money and cut down product costs where you can, don’t sacrifice functionality or durability to save a few dollars. The bathroom is one of the most heavily used and quickly deteriorated rooms in a household. The constant presence of water can cause humidity, mold growth, and the degradation of tile flooring, showers, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, and even drywall and ceilings. Choose products that will last, including sturdy porcelain tiles and easy to clean surfaces.
Fix the Problems, Don’t Cover Them Up
If a leaky, outdated, or deteriorated shower or toilet in your current bathroom is causing water damage, mold growth, or other issues, don’t just cover it up with a cosmetic solution. Some companies advertise a “quick fix” bathroom repair system, which only covers up your old mess of a shower or bath with a shiny new cap. Using this method as a solution completely disregards the underlying problem with your current shower, and locks in existing mold and grime. By not replacing the problematic portion of your bath system, the problem still exists, you just don’t have to look at it anymore. The leaks, mold growth, and grime build up you were trying to fix is now locked beneath a new component, and will only continue to get worse and build up. Left unchecked, leaky bath and shower components can cause the floors and walls of your bathroom to break down and deteriorate, and may pose severe health risks to you and your family.
Stick With the Classics
When picking plumbing fixtures, as far as sinks, toilets, showers, and baths, remember that these pieces are the least often replaced and most expensive parts of your bathroom. Don’t get swept up in modern trends, or gaudy color schemes. If you decide you don’t like the pink walls or cabinets in your bathroom later on, these can easily be repainted, but if you decide you hate your pink shower as well, this will be a more difficult transition. We advise sticking with neutral colors that are adaptable to your changing tastes. When in doubt a classic white is the perfect solution to determining a color for your plumbing features.
Contact the Pros
Just because you’ve watched a couple of clever Youtube videos, or read Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies, it doesn’t mean you are an overnight expert at the plumbing systems and the electrical components that you will have to address when remodeling or renovating your current bathroom. Don’t risk making a serious mess of your bathroom or electrocuting yourself to simply save money, or prove a point to your significant other.
Free Consultations Are Available!
Contact Dirt Connections online or by phone for a free initial consultation and estimate. At the very least this will help you understand what will go into your bathroom remodel or renovation, your options, and what needs to be taken care of. Don’t wait! Our Fairfax bathroom remodeling experts are ready to get your bathroom remodeling project started.