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Denver Bathroom Remodeling? 4 Ways to Make it Simple

October 30, 2015

Remodeling a bathroom can be an undertaking. You want stylish fixtures with elegant style, but you also want amenities with lasting value. You want a tasteful mix of comfort and style. Remodeling a bathroom in Denver is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase the value of your home and can improve your quality of life and satisfaction. Luckily, you can have it all with the right plan-of-attack and budgeting. Here are some tips for remodeling your bathroom:
  1. Plan ahead
Before you delve into the task of remodeling your bathroom, make a list of everything that needs to be done. Before you rip out the tile make sure you know which tasks come first and which come last. The National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends spending up to six months evaluating before starting your work and to expect the process to take two to three months ( Are you going to replace the cabinets, countertops, lights, and sinks? Which tasks are DIY and when will you hire a designer? This will help you plan your budget. Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report estimates a bathroom remodel roughly costing $26,052.
  1. Look at ideas for inspiration
Hone into your favorite looks and fixtures by researching ideas for inspiration. Spend some time at showrooms or look at Pinterest boards. Tear out photos of eye-catching bathroom in your favorite magazines or screen shot scenes in TV shows or movies. Don’t be hesitant to schedule an appointment with a designer if you feel like you are aimlessly searching for inspiration. They will be able to ask you honest questions about privacy, hygiene, and modesty that you might not have thought of on your own.
  1. Clean the air
Bathroom ventilation systems may be out of sight, but they should not be out of mind when remodeling your bathroom. Your bathroom’s ventilation is responsible for removing excess humidity that makes mirrors fog, floors slippery, and contributes to the growth of mold and mildew. Excess humidity can tear through your new cabinets and finishes and mold is not an easy remedy. Make sure your vents exhaust air to the outside and not just the space between ceiling joists. The best models should have quiet exhaust fans and humidity-control switches that activate when a sensor detects excess moisture in the air.
  1. Figure out what parts of the remodel are DIY and when to hire help
Everyone has varying skills when it comes to handiness, so ask yourself what tasks you feel comfortable doing on your own and which you might need additional help for. You might feel comfortable tiling yourself, but have no idea where to start when moving plumbing elements of your home. Let HTI Granite & Cabinetry help you when it comes to countertops and cabinets. Contact us to discuss our services and schedule bids and consultations.