Bathroom remodeling can be a do-it-yourself (DIY) project for those with some DIY experience, but for others, it will be a challenge due to the number of details involved in the project. Bathroom renovation differs greatly from other rooms in the house as there is a wide variety of plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems in use in the room. This makes for many questions and potential solutions when the time comes to perform a renovation in a bathroom. This article answers the most common questions, and misconceptions about bathroom renovations, as well as giving pointers on how to hire the right contractor for the job.
FAQ: What exactly is a bathroom remodeling? A remodel is an upgrade or construction that adds new features and/or functionality to an older structure. Bathroom renovation is one of the most popular home improvement projects in the Los Angeles area. When a bathroom is remodeled, fixtures are removed and upgraded or replaced. Sometimes a bathroom remodel is done completely by a contractor and the only thing needed is replacing worn out fixtures with new ones. Most homeowners choose to remodel their bathroom because they want to add extra space, create a more relaxing environment, or because they have decided to make their bathroom into a space to escape.
FAQ: How expensive is a bathroom remodeling? Bathroom remodels, while generally more expensive than a full paint job, are not normally extremely costly. Examine different homes and you will find that most bathrooms were modernized with new cabinets, vanities, counter tops, toilets, faucets, tiles, and accessories. Although homeowners may pay a little more for a professional contractor and the added work, a bathroom remodeling can be completed within a reasonable budget.
FAQ: What if I do not like the look of the room after I have had my remodeling work done? There are some things that cannot be changed after a job has been done, such as floors and plumbing. In these cases, you may have to live with your current setup until the color, theme, and style of your bathroom is exactly what you want. Many homeowners like the convenience of choosing the flooring, counter tops, lighting fixtures, and plumbing for the entire house from the same set of supplies.
FAQ: How about flooring? Tile is a popular choice in bathroom flooring, but it can be very cold or hard to clean. In addition, there are other options such as ceramic tile, linoleum, and vinyl flooring. Today’s bathroom cabinets and en suite bathrooms offer both traditional and contemporary options for flooring.
FAQ: Are there any special considerations for older homes? Older homes sometimes have older plumbing which presents special challenges to a professional contractor. Older homes often have older heating and cooling systems, which can also present plumbing challenges. For this reason, a bathroom remodeling company may not be able to perform certain tasks in an older home, so you should discuss these points with him or her before starting your project.