Remodeling any part of your home can be a hefty task. If it is your first time remodeling it is even more intimidating. Today we are focusing on remodeling your bathroom and if you haven't before, you may not have given any though to the bathroom fixtures. It isn't simply just choosing a faucet so here are some tips on remodeling your bathroom.
The initial step after deciding to remodel is definitely the budget. Setting a spending limit is crucial because it will help keep you from being led astray by expensive yet beautiful fixtures. Make sure you set comfortable amount as your limit and try your hardest not to exceed the amount, and most importantly, make sure you love what you choose.
It is easy to be overwhelmed by choices so prioritize what you need. Make sure these items are the ones you choose first so the others can revolve around it. Here are some questions you should consider heavily: Do you want modern or traditional? Do you want energy saving and cost effective fixtures? Do you need to accommodate for any disabilities or mobility issues? Are you willing to sacrifice style for budget or is style more important?
Once the most important features are picked out it is time to coordinate colors and patterns. The little things such as finishes, colors, and patterns can really pull together the bathroom. Polished chrome is a usual choice for the industry but there are many more options besides that. You can have an antique bronze, gold, black, copper, stainless steel, or even iron finishes. After choosing the finishes for the fixtures, you'll want match it with towel racks as well as the tiles. Finishes seem like a small detail but shiny or polished finishes easily smudge and retain fingerprints while brushed metal finishes don't emphasize it. Depending on your life style and overall wants, the coordinating patterns and colors do matter.
There are an abundance of styles that you can choose to model your bathroom by. Try to stick to one theme when buying the fixtures. Themes like modern and elegant go together as well as retro and antique. Themes such as formal and retro do not go together and will look like a jumbles mess, unless that's what your're going for. This may seem super obvious but clashing themes can ruin the bathroom. It is easy to stray from the theme so take this into consideration. Selecting the right set for you is a question of budget, style, and personal priorities.
We here at Tom Crimmins Realty know the importance of a bathroom in a home or apartment and will surely try to meet the needs of our clients when looking to buy or rent. Feel free to call us at (718) 370- 3700 or visit us any time at our office at 304 Manor Road.