Remodeling Your Old Bathroom

Redesigning your old bathroom can be a lot fun, but it’s not always cheap. If you have any plans to remodel an old bathroom, you might want to consider putting the finishing touches on it by replacing the tiled floors or installing a new countertop instead of the one that was there before. You can even add some new lighting fixtures to help brighten up your bathroom, if that would improve your mood. Before you start remodeling your bathroom though, make sure that you have a checklist in hand so you won’t forget any of the important elements that you need to take care of.

The first item on your “To Do” list for bathroom remodeling must be to remove and dispose of any furniture, including old cabinets and vanity units. Even if they are just stored in the closet for one year, the wear and tear of usage have enough damage to make it necessary to remove them. You can use a home disposal company to get rid of your unwanted items, or you can use a waste bin for plastic or paper. Disposing of items you no longer need is a relatively simple process. Just set a schedule so you’ll have a regular date to dispose of everything when it’s too old for you to put it in a landfill.

The next step you need to take when it comes to bathroom remodeling is to clean the entire space. You will need to sweep, mop, and wash the floors, wash the tile grout, and dry the shower curtains. If your bathroom is not already completely clean, you will still need to do this task. Any leftover dirt from cleaning the bathroom will just accumulate along the walls and get re-routed into your new bathroom, so making it necessary for you to clean the bathroom twice as often.

For bathroom remodeling, you need to decide whether you would like a new sink, bathroom cabinet or vanities, and new faucets. Once you determine which kind of fixtures you want, you should look into the different material options. For example, ceramic toilets are growing in popularity. Ceramic toilets require very little maintenance and they are resistant to mold and mildew. Bathroom cabinet hardware is made from all kinds of materials, including brass, copper, and nickel. They come in many different finishes, such as chrome, gold, bronze, and nickel.

When it comes to lighting, the best bathroom remodeling option is to replace your old light fixture with an energy efficient fixture that has a dimmer feature. This is much more convenient because you don’t need to flip a switch every few hours. Another popular bathroom remodeling choice is to replace the existing light fixture with a chandelier or a pendant lamp. Chandeliers are great because they add an air of elegance, and a chandelier will be sure to reflect the light and improve your vision while bathing or shaving. A pendant lamp on the other hand will provide more room and is especially nice at night.

The bathroom cabinet hardware is also something that you should pay close attention to. While many older bathrooms have metal cabinet hardware, the newer styles are more attractive and are made from acrylic, wood, glass, and even stone. It is important that the hardware match your new bathroom fixtures. You can find bathroom cabinet hardware in almost any finish, including glossy, matte, silver, brass, and copper. Regardless of what type of finish you choose for your bathroom cabinet hardware, the cabinets themselves will complement the rest of your bathroom remodeling project beautifully.