Do’s and Don’ts When Remodeling Your BathroomCapitol Design Build
When designing a new bathroom, the decisions you make will affect the remodeling process in the short-term and determine how you use the space for years to come. Make sure everything exceeds your expectations by keeping these bathroom renovation do’s and don’ts in mind.
- DO work with a professional designer and remodeler. This is the most important step in any bathroom renovation project. If you’re not sure what you want, a designer’s advice can reveal the possibilities. Having a knowledgeable crew perform the renovation is also highly recommended to ensure safety, code compliance, and a job well done.
- DO set a budget. You may need input from your bathroom remodeling company to learn what it will cost to make your vision a reality. If the estimate you receive is within your budget, you can move forward immediately! There are also ways to scale back the project if needed to ensure your upgrade doesn’t break the bank.
- DO know when to splurge and when to save. Even as you take cost-reducing measures, keep in mind that some luxury features are worth splurging on. Quality plumbing materials and fixtures, statement lighting, a spa-like steam shower, and under-floor heating are a few examples.
- DO ventilate properly. When trying to create a luxurious bathroom experience, it’s easy to overlook practical features, such as ventilation. You may already have a bathroom fan, but if it’s undersized or operates loudly, an upgrade could be in order. You might also consider adding a window, both for much-needed ventilation and natural light.
- DON’T install the wrong kind of lighting. While sunlight from a bathroom window is nice, it isn’t enough. Depending on the size of the space, you may need more than just traditional vanity lights. Recessed lighting across the ceiling, a flush-mount light above the shower, or even a chandelier in the center of the room can add beauty, functionality, and versatility to your bathroom.
- DON’T forget to include enough storage. If an organized bathroom is your goal, you need enough space to tuck everything away when not in use. Vanity doors and drawers, linen closets, shelves above the toilet, medicine cabinets, and built-in wall niches are all options for boosting bathroom storage.
- DON’T keep changing your mind once construction begins. To avoid change orders, make sure you’re happy with the design plans before the build crew gets to work. Second-guessing the original design once materials have been ordered and installed can result in costly returns and time-consuming delays.
From small powder rooms to lavish en suite bathrooms, Capitol Design Build can bring your vision to life. We have over 30 years of experience designing and remodeling luxury bathrooms. Trust us to work closely with you every step of the way, from the initial design phase to the final walkthrough. We won’t deem the job complete until you are thrilled with the results. To request a free, no-obligation estimate, please contact us at 703-436-6919 today.