Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodel

Bathrooms and Kitchens are two rooms that can potentially add the most value to your home.  A bathroom remodeling project is usually one of the first job homeowners tackle when looking to do some remodeling work in their home, as well as having one of the best returns on investment. Let us make your dream bathroom a reality, call us today to receive your free consultation.

So, you want to remodel your bathroom?  Here are a few tips, and commonly overlooked conveniences to consider:

Tile Floors

If you want an easy-care floor: Go for porcelain or glazed tiles, and avoid porous natural stone tiles like limestone. Unless sealed vigilantly, they’ll absorb drips and spills and become stained over time.

If you want a nonslip floor: Choose tiles with textured surfaces, matte finishes, or sand-containing glazes. Another option: small tiles with lots of grout lines, which offer better “grip” than large tiles.

Upgrading the Wiring

The 15-amp wiring in your prewar house’s bathroom has likely been abused by years of high-power hair drying.  This is a good time to consider upgrading the wiring, if the location of your outlets are still convenient and if you possibly need additional outlets.  We recommend a dedicated 20-amp circuit and plenty of outlets for all the appliances you use, from electric razors and toothbrushes to hair-straightening irons.

The Right Height for Accessories

There are no hard-and-fast rules about how high to hang towel bars and robe hooks.  Decide if commonly use accessories are at their best height for YOU, this small improvement can have huge everyday convenience benefits.

Niches for Toiletries

Unlike clunky over-the-showerhead organizers, a recessed cubby in a tub or shower surround gives shampoo and soap a permanent home and doesn’t take up stall space.  If you have kids, you may want to consider adding an extra cubby around knee height so that they can suds up on their own.

Countertop Choices:

Natural Stone

Best for: High-end baths cared for by vigilant homeowners.
Pros: Natural beauty in every slab; allows for undermount sink; polished granite is highly stain and scratch resistant.
Cons: Must be sealed regularly; porous types, such as marble and limestone, will stain and etch if spilled toiletries and cleaners aren’t wiped up fast; honed surfaces can show water and oil marks.


Best for: Countertops with unusual shapes or dimensions.
Pros: Whether a straight resin (solid surface) or one made with marble dust (cultured marble), these can be formed as a single, seamless piece, often including the sink; comes in a wide variety of colors; needs no sealing.
Cons: Can lack the upscale feel and beauty of natural stone.


Best for: Baths on a tight budget or short project timetable.
Pros: Affordable; available in prefab slabs at home centers; stain and scratch resistant; huge variety of colors, finishes, and textures.
Cons: Can delaminate over time; the look can be downscale; can’t accommodate undermount sinks.

Wake Up to a Warm Floor

Radiant heat beneath tiles makes them toasty underfoot. But you don’t need to have it throughout your house; you can simply add an electric mat to boost a bath’s existing heating system. It can take as long as 45 minutes to warm up, so put it on a programmable thermostat to chase away the chill by the time your alarm clock goes off.

Pick the Right Vanity
Vanities aren’t just for looks. Get one too big and you could mess up your bathroom’s traffic routes. Too small and you’ll be scrambling for more countertop space and storage. Pick the wrong material and you could have maintenance issues on your hands.

Think about Converting your Tub to a Shower
If you don’t take baths but have a bathtub, that’s basically a 5-foot by 2½-foot area that’s going to waste. Converting it to a shower would make use of the space that’s already there, and may eliminate the need to reroute the plumbing.