At NJW, your Columbus, Ohio, general contractors, we remodel bathrooms of all shapes and sizes. Why not let us transform your bathroom space into a tranquil retreat where you can escape and unwind from the stresses of your day?
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We have assisted many homeowners in building the bathroom of their dreams. With the right mix of textiles, surfaces and design elements, we can create a space that is just as unique as you are.
There are many important factors that go into a successful bathroom remodeling project. Unless you’re a professional who does renovations every day (like us) or a homeowner who’s been through several remodeling projects in the past, all the nitty-gritty details, processes, options, and decisions probably sound more like a foreign language. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare. Here are a few helpful tips to start the conversation.
Here are 4 things to know before getting your bathroom remodeled.
1. Understand standard bathroom dimensions
Knowing a few key measurements, like the size of a typical bathtub and how much space is needed for a toilet, will help you plan your bathroom remodel more efficiently.
2. Splurge on a few high-end materials
Here’s a little-known designer secret that’s also a good investment: Since bathrooms are smaller spaces, splurging on a few higher-end materials and finishes can make it seem incredibly luxurious, and it won’t break the bank.
So, before you issue a mandate that you only want to use bargain basement materials, consider adding a special wall treatment, nicer flooring, or upgraded countertops. You might find that adding one or more of these materials to a small portion of your bathroom creates an overall feeling of extravagance that stays within your budget.
3. Think about converting your tub to a shower
If you have a bathtub but you don’t take baths, that’s a 5 ft. X 2 ½ ft. area that’s going to waste. Why not convert your tub to a shower? It’s cost effective, makes use of the space that’s already there, and you don’t have to reroute the plumbing. As a bonus, opting for a walk-in shower ensures it will accommodate your family long term.
4. Determine your bathroom renovation budget
Having a plan will reduce stress and help make the most of your money. First, be honest about how much you can spend. Do you have it in savings? Are you taking out a loan? Then, consider the increase in your home’s value with the new construction. Finally, allow for some wiggle room in case something unexpected comes up during the project. These three factors will help determine your final budget.
If, after you create your wish list, your budget needs a little trim, cut the extra luxuries that aren’t essential (like a towel warmer) that you can add later. With so many product and material choices available, there’s sure to be items you like within your budget. We can help you make those decisions.
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NJW Construction renovates bathrooms in Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding areas. Whether you dream about a serene, spa-like master bath with a huge soaking tub and steam shower, a guest bath that is bright, colorful and welcoming, or a modern, minimalist and masculine bath, we can design and build it. Contact us today to get started.