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Bathroom Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

Bathroom Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

A Guide to Remodeling Your Bathroom: Creating a Bathroom You Love

 

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A Guide to Remodeling Your Bathroom: Creating a Bathroom You Love

While bathrooms are one of the smaller areas in the home, it has perhaps the most things to consider when it comes to remodeling (e.g. toilets, sinks, showers, faucets, tubs, vanities, and flooring to name just a few).

And with so many things to consider and decisions to make for your bathroom remodel, you’re probably wondering how to even begin. That’s okay—we’re here to help.

Our experts bring an extensive knowledge and years of expertise to your project, so you can rest assured that your bathroom will be in good hands. Our team is also up-to-date on the latest styles, trends, and innovations, so your bathroom won’t just be functional, it will look great, too.

Bathroom Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

Why should you remodel your bathroom?

Bathrooms are a necessary component our daily lives. And remodeling your bathroom can not only have a big effect on your life but also bring a big return on your investment.

Whether you choose to do a full remodel or just make a few updates, remodeling your bathroom can transform this small space and make a big impact in your home.

Bathroom Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

What can you expect to spend when remodeling your bathroom?

One of the most common topics our clients ask us about when it comes to remodeling is the budget. But with each project and home being different, it’s nearly impossible to give a set figure on what a renovation should cost.

When planning your remodel, it’s important to consider is how long you intend to stay in your home. If you think you’ll be selling within the next five years, you’ll want to look at any improvements as an investment.

However, if you’re planning on staying in your current home for longer, choose updates that will make you happiest and make your life easier.

According to Remodeling Magazine, the average budget for an upscale bathroom renovation is about $63,000. It’s important to note some of the specific details that are included in the cost breakdown. For example:

  • Flooring
  • Shower
  • Walls
  • Faucets
  • Toilet
  • Cabinets
  • Vanity
  • Lighting
  • And mechanical costs include anything related to electrical, plumbing, or HVAC.

Understanding how much a project will cost will help determine the scope of the project and if financing is needed—and our Remodeling Budget Calculator makes it simple!

Bathroom Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

The need-to-know basics of showers and tubs.

Whether your day starts in the shower or ends in the bath, both are places to get clean, rest, and relax. And if you’re going to use your shower or bath every day, shouldn’t it be a place you love?

Concerning showers…

The latest luxurious shower updates combine function and luxury to create the feeling of a spa right inside your bathroom. Do you want a spacious shower? Dual shower heads? Shower seating? Or a steam shower? All great questions to ask yourself before diving into your bath remodel.

But don’t forget about your enclosure! Traditional, modern, frameless, semi-frameless, and even no threshold are all great options.

Concerning tubs…

Anyone else love a good tub soak after a long day?

If you have been pondering the idea of replacing your current tub in your bath renovation, you’ll need to know the basic tub types:

  • Freestanding
  • Alcove
  • Drop-in
  • Corner

Each has their own pros and cons but no matter what you choose, make sure it’s something you’ll love.

Bathroom Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

Vanities 101: Designing the right vanity for you.

There are many features to consider when it comes to selecting a vanity for your remodel. Style, aesthetics, storage, function, materials (including the often overlooked faucet styles), shape, and room size can all play a big factor when designing cabinetry for any bathroom in the house (even for your kids!).

The three main types of vanities we install most often are:

Remember, the main thing to consider when designing your vanity is your lifestyle—pick something that’s functional and something you’ll love.

Bathroom Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

A simplified guide to bathroom toilets.

Shower, check. Vanity, check. Wall tile, check. Flooring, check. What’s left? Your toilet of course.

Your first decision when selecting a toilet is the toilet type, which is broken down by the flush method of the toilet:

  • Gravity feed
    This is the most common toilet out of the bunch—it uses gravity to flush down waste.
  • Pressure-assisted
    Known for its powerful flushing action—it uses pressurized air to flush down waste, although it’s much louder than the rest.
  • Dual-flush
    A mixture between gravity-feed and pressure-assisted toilets, its main benefit is water saving—you choose between half and full flushes.
  • Double-cyclone
    Relatively new technology that uses nozzles around the rim to provide a more efficient flush that’s good for water saving.

Depending on what type of toilet you chose (and your dimensional capabilities), the style of your toilet could be a one-piece, two-piece, or wall-hanging toilet with single-flush, double-flush, or touchless-flush technology. Again, lifestyle should dictate what style and flushing technology is best for you.

Some toilet manufacturers offer customizable options such as color, bowl shape, toilet seat, trapway, and flush handle.

Bathroom Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

Another fantastic tool ACo offers is Virtual Reality.

Remember the days when you were limited to dreaming about what your bathroom remodel might look like, only to be let down by your own imagination once it’s actually finished?

Thanks to Virtual Reality (VR), those days are all but gone.

VR is transforming the home remodel process by eliminating the gap between your imagination and the space you’re remodeling.

What does that mean for you?

Using VR technology, you can experience an immersive, 3D rendering of your home remodel before construction even begins. Now, you can see how everything in your remodel—the walls, ceilings, kitchen, bathrooms, floors, furniture, and lighting—aesthetically interacts to ensure your new design meets all of your needs, removing surprises down the road and helping manage costs.

Check out the tools ACo uses to make it happen.

Building a home or remodeling one is a giant undertaking. The sheer amount of choices and decisions you have to make can be frustrating and overwhelming, to say the least.

That’s where ACo comes in—we strive to put homeowners at ease by simplifying the remodel process and in turn eliminating the fear of the unknown.

And it starts with our worry-free approach.

Our cultivated team of experts, specializing in everything from design to construction, partner with you through every step of the renovation process (including the design and build and finding your style). And through constant, open communication, clear deliverables, and well-defined expectations, we guide you through the creation of your luxurious kitchen, lavish bath, beautiful cabinets, or stunning flooring space so you and your family can truly love where they live.

And when you’re ready to love where you live, we’re ready to make it happen.

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