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You’re thrilled to get the bathroom you’ve always wanted. Finally, you’re replacing the outdated or dull design with a whole new, luxurious look that’s sure to impress your guests and dazzle your family. However, you may find that the remodeling project can be a large commitment. You have a ton of decisions to make and you may wonder what changes are necessary.
At Homework Remodels in Phoenix, AZ, we understand how overwhelming the process can be, so we make each step as easy and comfortable as possible.
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Bathroom Remodeling Frequently Asked Questions
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When doing a bathroom remodel, you likely find it difficult to determine which options are best for your home and which are unnecessary. Understandably, you may have a lot of questions. Below, we’ve provided several answers to those questions so you can get the information you need to make an informed decision.
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We start the process of bathroom remodeling with our design phase where we will get to know your wishes and overall home style. From there we will help you navigate through the multitude of details involved with updating your bathroom’s floor plan, cabinet style, counter-top options, tile flooring options, lighting ideas and much more.
If your home was built in 1978 or prior be sure to follow the EPA guidelines for lead-safe work practices. The older your home is the higher the chance that there will be old lead paint that will be disturbed by demolition. Lead paint dust is the leading cause of lead poisoning in America according to the Environmental Protection Agency. You can download a booklet on the EPA lead safe work practices on the EPA website.
Removing the existing bath tile can go quickly or come off one chip at a time depending on the original installation. As the tile is removed it needs to be bagged in small amounts to prevent tearing of the bags and removed. The resulting tile and mortar tear out will be very heavy. The weight will exceed the ability of city garbage trucks to lift the bucket in your alley, so never throw the old tile away in the alley.
After the old bathroom shower is removed repairs can be made to the walls, floor, and plumbing as necessary. You will want these things to be perfect prior to closing up the walls and installing the tile.
The next step involves installing the new bathroom shower walls and floor. The walls need to be backed with a concrete board for long life any drywall product will decompose if it is exposed to moisture over time. The floor will need to be built to slope at least 1/4 inch per foot for proper water drainage. Both the walls and floor will need to be waterproofed prior to installing the tile. There are several methods to waterproof the shower depending on the situation. The main thing is that the shower must be waterproof without the tile. If you depend on the tile to hold back the water it will fail sooner or later.
The final stage is installing the tile, grout and sealer afterwards. Depending on the situation the tile may be applied directly to the cement backer board, or a mortar backing may be applied by the installer to create the perfect shower wall. The sealer will need to be applied after the bathroom shower has had ample time to dry.
Your existing bathroom vanity may be taking up a lot of visual space. Depending on the available storage for your bathroom, you have several choices.
If the vanity is your only storage available to your bathroom, you may want to replace the vanity with a cabinet and counter top in a lighter color. You could also refinish the existing cabinet if it is in good shape. A lighter color will take up less visual space and help your bath feel larger.
If storage is not a problem you may want to consider a pedestal sink. They come in a wide variety of designs and colors. Many of today’s pedestal sinks have features such as towel bars and or shelving below them. A pedestal sink will take up much less space than any vanity cabinet and can add a great deal of style and spaciousness to your bath.
Another way to gain space in your small bathroom is by choosing a compact toilet. There are hundreds of choices in toilet models. the two major styles are in the bowl shape. A round bowl toilet will not stick out as far into the room and save you more space.
Bathroom lighting is another thing that effects hoe spacious your bathroom may feel. Windows, skylights, and light fixtures all can contribute to a more spacious feel to your bathroom. If your bathroom is poorly lit it will be sure to feel like a cave.
Sometimes existing bathroom windows are being overly shaded by bushes or trees and can be brightened by simple pruning of the landscaping. Windows can be added in a more major bathroom remodel or a tubular skylight can be added any time to brighten your bathroom without breaking the bank.
The final consideration will be color. To make a small bathroom feel larger avoid large areas of dark color. Dark color tends to move forward in your field of view, causing things to appear closer causing your bathroom to feel smaller.
In my own home, I installed wood flooring in both my guest bathroom and kitchen. We have a tub shower combination in the guest bathroom that does get used on occasion. We have not had any wood floor issues in either area. We came close to damaging the floor in my walk-in closet due to an overflowing washing machine in the adjacent laundry room not long after the wood floor installation.
After taking care of the flood, I invested in a low-cost moisture sensor that shuts off the water to the washing machine if water reaches the floor under the machine. These leak detectors with emergency shut-off valves can be used in other areas of the home such as under the kitchen sink, dish-washing machine, and hot water heater.
As a full-service design, build, remodeling contractor, let Homework Remodels update your home’s bathrooms or create an entirely new bathroom or master suite for you.
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