If you have lived in your current home for quite a while you may be thinking that it is time to switch it up a little and organize a remodel of a sort. Bathrooms are often the key focus of these remodels because they are constantly used, contain a lot of very important features, and need to be in good working order to make sure that you get the most out of them. However, often with a bathroom remodel, or any remodel, it is easy to get distracted and focus on surface-level issues that don't matter that much. Here are a few things you should make sure you focus on with your bathroom remodel.
You are not going to remodel or renovate your bathroom that often, so it is important that when you do, you take the time to think about whether it is optimally organized for your needs. Where is the shower in location to the door and is it in the way of anything else, such as the main vanity, toilet, electrical outlets, and so on? Since you've been using the bathroom, have you ever felt cramped or that something was too far away from you when you needed it? These are the questions you need to think long and hard about because you won't get to reposition your bathroom features again for some time.
You may not have been paying that close attention to advances in plumbing technology, but even if you haven't it is hard to miss how quickly everything has changed in the last decade or so. Perhaps the most important change is how efficient all your accessories and water outlets are now. Now toilets use much fewer gallons of water to flush, showerheads are more efficient so they don't need as heavy a flow of water to feel powerful and vanities and sinks are more often coming with environmentally focused taps and heads that waste less.
What You Really Want
Of course, a bathroom remodel isn't just about what you need, it is also a fun time to incorporate some things that you just really want. But you need to know what those things and features are before you start contacting a construction company to get to work. Sit down with your partner or roommates and write down a list of what each of you wants. Whether that is to add speakers or a screen into your main bathroom or just a more advanced toilet that may include a bidet or a heated seat. Whatever it is, it is important that you agree to it, are both happy, and then select what model you want so you can pass that on to your construction contractor.
Talk to a contractor if you have more questions about bathroom remodeling.